Pitching investors

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3 Ways Public Humiliation Made Me a Stronger Entrepreneur

A pitch gone horribly wrong at SXSW helped ground the founder of a solar energy company.

Pitching for Profits: Delivering a Presentation Investors Love

Entrepreneurs only have a short window of time to impress investors with the hopes of snagging funds. Here are a few pointers on how to get their attention and hopefully their money.

Need an Investor? Ditch the Pitch.

The term pitching has been ingrained in our head as a means to get funding. Yet, an entrepreneur's spiel could lead to an investor yawning instead of opening up their wallet.

Want to Sell Your Ideas? Tell Engaging Stories.

People don't want to be barraged by numbers and statistics. Instead, connect with them on a personal level.

The 9 P's to Prepare for Pitching Panic

Pitching to investors is part of the game. Yet, for many entrepreneurs getting up and presenting your idea can be downright petrifying. Here are a few tips on how to get through the presentation and seal the deal.

3 Ways to Boost Your 'Executive Presence' While Pitching for Funding

An entrepreneur has precious little time to convince anyone they are the real deal. Here are some ways to help your chances.

10 Key Elements of a Perfect Investor Pitch

One of the first steps on your way to making an idea a reality is pitching. Here are 10 ways to make sure you ace your presentation.

The Do's and Don'ts of Giving a Killer Presentation

When presenting to investors you will either nail it or put people to sleep. Here is what to know about making your presentation a success. .

Here Is How to Get a VC's Attention

With an onslaught of startups looking to raise funds, entrepreneurs need to have their game face on to get the attention of a VC. Here are three tips to help you with your approach.

7 Ways to Kill a Perfect Investor Pitch

The very fact that investors are in front of you means they’re interested in hearing your pitch. You already have their attention; the trick is keeping it.

Why Venture Capitalists Don't Care About Your Pitch

Ideas are really the easy part of a startup; what VC's are increasingly looking for is the ability to execute.

What This Female CEO Learned About Gender Bias After Pitching 200 VCs

Women tend to undersell their vision compared to men when pitching VCs, but there's more to successful pitching than a big promise. Here's one CEO's lessons.

8 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

Lady Gaga's latest album gets scrutinized, Nokia enters the phablet market, SCORE dishes out intellectual property tips from SCORE, TechCrunch hosts Meetup + Pitch-off, a live chat with Henry Blodget. This week's news and startup events for entrepreneurs.

Tips for Delivering Kickass Business Presentations

Keep these five important things in mind in order to overcome fear, keep organized and be smart and flexible when responding to questions.

8 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

Get the 411 on crowdfunding from General Assembly, Denver's Galvanize wants you to code for a cause, Nashville gets KEEN on entrepreneurship, TechCrunch brings the Startup Battlefield to Berlin. This week's notable news and startup events for entrepreneurs.

Why VCs Often Turn Away Promising Investments

If you are rejected, don't automatically assume it's your business plan that's the issue. It could be the firm's approach to its fund's investment cycle.

Billionaire Reid Hoffman Reveals LinkedIn's 2004 Pitch Deck Along With Invaluable Startup Advice

The LinkedIn co-founder and VC shares valuable insight on what entrepreneurs need to know when pitching their startups to investors.

The Worst Business Plan Mistake Entrepreneurs Make

If you think you can just hire someone else to do the dirty work of writing your business plan, think again.

10 Startup Lessons From Kaplan's EdTech Accelerator Demo Day

Learn business tips from the 10 companies that are reinventing conventional learning and disrupting the education industry.

6 Tips for Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch

When all you have is 60 seconds, you'd better make them count. College entrepreneur Dwight Peters offers his top tips for polishing up your elevator pitch.

The 5 Must-Have Elements of a Flawless Pitch

Founder and CEO of PR firm Write2Market Lisa Calhoun offers up advice on how to deliver a pitch perfect presentation.

4 Ways to Blow It When Pitching For Venture Capital

Venture capitalists are not just looking for the best idea. They want to make sure you know how to pitch it.

Richard Branson on Preparing the Perfect Pitch

You need to be prepared to pitch your business anywhere, anytime. Virgin's CEO offers his insight on just how to be pitch-ready wherever you are.

10 Secrets to Successfully Pitching Investors for Big Money

A great idea doesn't cost a thing, but parlaying it into a growing business doesn't come cheap. Here's a guide to nabbing the cash you need.

How Startups Should Formulate Financial Projections

VC Paul Lee gives us the skinny on what investors are looking for in a startup's financial projections.

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