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What Elite Athletes Can Teach You About Dealing With Pressure
Stress Management

What Elite Athletes Can Teach You About Dealing With Pressure

How do competitors deliver top performance when so much is riding on a single movement?
Martin Turner and Jamie Barker
Dress Well and Leave the 'Umms' at Home -- 5 Ways to Ace an Investor Pitch
Pitching investors

Dress Well and Leave the 'Umms' at Home -- 5 Ways to Ace an Investor Pitch

There's one thing worse than watching an entrepreneur crumble under a fatal barrage of questions.
Eric Schiffer
Finding the Right Angel Investor for You
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Finding the Right Angel Investor for You

Not all investors are created equal. Here are some tips on finding the best investor for your startup and its needs.
Bo Yaghmaie
The 7 Elements Investors Look for in Your Funding Pitch
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The 7 Elements Investors Look for in Your Funding Pitch

Present all the facts that drew you to your great idea, season with your passion and you will wow investors.
Bo Yaghmaie
Starting Up, With the Sharks or Without Them
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Starting Up, With the Sharks or Without Them

Surinder Singh, the founder of Jugglebox, a company that supplies plastic boxes for movers, pitched to the 'Shark Tank' producers at a recent casting call at Columbia Business School.
Laura Entis
4 Tips to Help Introverts Nail a Presentation
Presentations

4 Tips to Help Introverts Nail a Presentation

A lot of people get scared of presenting in front of groups but for introverts, it can be especially challenging. Here are a few pieces of advice on how to make presenting a little less painful.
Ricky Pelletier
What Being a VC Taught Me About Entrepreneurship
Pitching investors

What Being a VC Taught Me About Entrepreneurship

After working at VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, entrepreneur Louis Beryl dishes on what he learned about running a business from investors.
Louis Beryl
One Way to Calm Down Before a Presentation
Leadership

One Way to Calm Down Before a Presentation

There's no universal strategy for getting rid of public-speaking jitters, but this simple piece of advice may help.
Lauren Covello
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How Media Startups Can Get Investors on Board
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How Media Startups Can Get Investors on Board

Our expert Jon Elvekrog provides insight on how media startups should discuss milestones and scalability to investors.
Jon Elvekrog
The 3 Questions You Should Focus on During a Pitch Competition
The Grind

The 3 Questions You Should Focus on During a Pitch Competition

During pitch competitions, entrepreneurs must go head to head with other ambitious founders to try and win a piece of the funding pie. To prepare for these competitions, entrepreneurs should concentrate on these three questions.
AJ Agrawal
3 Ways Entrepreneurs Swing and Miss at a Funding Pitch
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3 Ways Entrepreneurs Swing and Miss at a Funding Pitch

Often entrepreneurs focus on the wrong things during a pitch session, resulting in a strikeout instead of a home run.
Bryan Stolle
Want to Get on Shark Tank? 8 Secrets From the Show's Casting Producer.
Pitching investors

Want to Get on Shark Tank? 8 Secrets From the Show's Casting Producer.

Scott Salyers, the supervising casting producer for ABC's hit show, offers tips for pitching investors.
Laura Entis
3 Reasons Entrepreneurs Fail to Secure Funding
Startups

3 Reasons Entrepreneurs Fail to Secure Funding

The necessity of learning from past failures and adjusting your investor pitch to avoid the mistakes that have led many other startups down the road to failure has never been more important.
Paul Jackson
5 Things Investors Want to Know Before Signing a Check
Pitching investors

5 Things Investors Want to Know Before Signing a Check

Your absolute faith in your idea is not shared by investors but, if you see things as they do, you can persuade them.
Murray Newlands