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Expert Advice: The "Good Enough" Pitch

  • Gravitate Coworking (Valley Junction) 318 5th Street West Des Moines, IA, 50265 United States (map)

You’ve started your company, identified customers, developed your business model and created your minimum viable product. But how do you pitch your company to people that are important to your success – investors, partners, suppliers?

  • What does the pitch deck look like?
  • What are the key points that you need to drive across in a short period of time?
  • How do you make people understand your passion and appreciate your knowledge?
  • How can you succeed in pitch competitions?

Getting it right = acceleration.
Getting it wrong = missed opportunities.

Gregg Barcus has 25+ years’ experience in the entrepreneurial community in Iowa, and currently teaches entrepreneurship as a lecturer for the University of Iowa, including serving as the lead instructor for the Des Moines Venture School. The Venture School curriculum incorporates a vigorous pitch deck component that has allowed graduates to raise money, engage partners and win pitch competitions. He will share the basic principles and subtle nuances of a great pitch.

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