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How to Prepare Your Pitch

August 10 @ 11:00 - 12:00 CDT

Come learn strategies for how to structure your pitch in an interactive workshop Allison Byers, Scroobious Founder & CEO.

Building a clear and compelling pitch deck is crucial at any stage of the fundraising process. This isn’t about making a pretty deck. It’s about structuring your narrative and communicating the most important aspects of your business in a way that makes sense to investors. You’ll walk away from this workshop with a clear understanding of the investor mindset and tactics you can implement to craft your own compelling pitch.

A fundraising pitch is unlike any other presentation. It’s intuitive to sell to customers or partners, but it isn’t intuitive to put yourself in the investor mindset to present a compelling investment opportunity. We’ll help you understand how to look at your pitch through the lens of de-risking your opportunity for the investor, how to lead them through your story, and how to use supporting data effectively.

In this session Allison will cover:

  • An investor-approved framework for the key sections of a pitch in a compelling narrative order.
  • How to structure slides so they are easy to understand.
  • The information investors want you to include in each section of your pitch to de-risk your opportunity.


    Allison Byers

    Founder & CEO of Scroobious

    Allison Byers is the Founder & CEO of Scroobious, which is increasing diversity in the startup ecosystem by affordably helping founders create compelling pitch material and a platform to help investors easily find those founders. Prior to founding Scroobious she launched and co-ran a medical device company spun out of MIT where she raised nearly $10M and experienced first-hand the challenges that come with fundraising as a female founder. Her earlier career includes over a decade of startup and tech operator roles. Allison is also an angel investor, frequent startup mentor and advisor, speaker, and works with dozens of diversity-focused accelerators, non-profit organizations, and university programs. She received her MBA from Boston University, is a mom of two young children, and is a vocal proponent of parent entrepreneurs.

    The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center is a 501c(3) public charity whose mission it is to make entrepreneurship accessible to all. We deliver world-class resources and mentoring to enable every entrepreneur across the globe to realize their maximum potential. Please join us and make your gift to ensure these transformative programs may continue to reach the underserved.

    All Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least 48 hours in advance of this event; please send an email to [email protected] with the subject header ACCOMMODATION REQUEST. For assistance with registration or other technical difficulties, please contact [email protected]


    August 10
    11:00 - 12:00 CDT
    Event Category:


    Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center
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