On this episode of the Business Beat, Jeff alerts entrepreneurs to a pitch competition to hone the critical skill of delivering a high-quality, compelling elevator pitch. Plus, it could yield funding!
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Good morning, Paul!
Being able to deliver a great elevator pitch for your business can serve you well when it comes to picking up a new strategic partner or a key employee or even an investor that’ll invest in your business. Brought into the mainstream by the show “Shark Tank,” while proven good for entertainment on the TV show, the ability to deliver a really good high quality compelling elevator pitch at the is actually something all good entrepreneurs need to be able to do. After all, if you can’t clearly articulate what your business is, what the value proposition is and what your plan to make it happen is why should anyone give consideration at all to supporting your dream?
We’ve got an opportunity for entrepreneurs in our region not only to test their elevator pitches, but to do so with a shot to win top-of-the-line Dell products totaling $25,000 in value and winning entrepreneurs can advance to the national competition with a shot to win even more.
We’re excited to announce that Dell is coming to town to host a daylong pitch event on Sept. 28 to be held right here at our StartupNation offices in Birmingham. The pitch event is part of a day full of networking and learning with panel presentations on how to secure funding for your startup.
If you’re trying to launch or grow a startup today, and you need funding, and after all who doesn’t, this daylong event is for you. And for those who enter the pitch contest, you’ll present in front of judges who are real-world investors and who knows, in addition to a shot at winning the Dell prize package, you may even land investment in your company.
I’m Jeff Sloan, founder and CEO of startupnation.com, and that’s today’s Business Beat on the Great Voice of the Great Lakes, WJR.