Top ten differences between Los Angeles and Silicon Valley cultures. The merging of entertainment and tech was the foundation of my own startup, EVER, I launched two years ago to satisfy the human curiosity that occurs when you see and like something new on TV. Pitching EVER took me from Silicon Valley to LA almost every week for over eighteen months.
This week’s episode of “Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch” shows the importance of visuals in any presentation.
A successful entrepreneur can pitch his or her business at a moment’s notice, offering a short, concise description that immediately captures attention. If your brand specializes in products, that pitch can be even more powerful if you can show it and demonstrate it to anyone who asks. This is especially true as you walk into a pitch meeting, where venture capitalists are waiting to hear more about your business.
Is there a difference in how you should pitch investors from East Coast to West Coast (or Silicon Alley vs. Silicon Valley)?
On this week’s episode of “Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch,” contestants show why you should be genuine, professional and realistic.
On the new streaming show Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch, founders step into the Entrepreneur Elevator and have just 60 seconds to present their idea, product or business to a panel of investors. Whether an entrepreneur gets invited into the boardroom or sent back to the ground floor depends on what our experts think in that first minute. Here, we break down the lessons aspiring business owners can take away from each episode’s pitches.
Rather than talking about the problem or the market, this investor would like to spend more time on the demo.
Investors are like anyone else, and no one really likes to feel like they are being sold to.
So you can understand where Social Capital Partner Ashley Carroll is coming from when she says she doesn’t necessarily like to feel like she is being pitched when speaking with entrepreneurs.
Lots of us in the investment world rely on PowerPoint, at times perhaps to the detriment of authentic connections and real work looking together at solving problems.