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Pitching Principles for Idea Stage Founders

June 6, 2023 @ 12:00 - 14:00 CDT

Do you need help understanding what startup investors are looking for in a pitch? Join us at this free webinar to learn what content your pitch deck should include. Our guest expert and startup mentor, Lance Cottrell, will review everything investors seek in a startup presentation. He will also introduce a tested framework that any aspiring founder can follow. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to level up your pitching skills, this session will teach you valuable pitching principles.

What You’ll Learn:
  • What content is required for each slide on a pitch deck
  • The structure and guidelines of a good startup presentation 
  • Tips for delivering and communicating a compelling pitch 
About the Instructor:
  • Lance Cottrell– Founder of FeelTheBoot: Lance is an entrepreneur, investor, advisor, and mentor. He founded Anonymizer in 1995 and took it to a successful exit in 2008. Lance has tremendous experience in starting companies, raising capital, and angel investing. He is also on the board of the North Bay Angels, and is a Global Entrepreneur in Residence with the Founder Institute.

Upcoming Bootcamp:
If you want to learn about building a pitch deck for fundraising purposes in greater detail, join our upcoming Pitch Deck for Fundraising Bootcamp. This course will be led by Lance and is 5 hours long (split over two days).  He will cover pitching concepts in more detail and provide advice on building a pitch deck startup founders can use to fundraise. We highly recommend signing up if you plan to raise funds over the next few months.

Additional Resources:

About Founder Institute:
The Founder Institute is the world’s most proven network to turn ideas into fundable startups, and startups into global businesses. Since 2009, our structured accelerator programs have helped over [total_founders] entrepreneurs raise over [total_funding] in funding. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across [total_countries] countries, our mission is to empower communities of talented and motivated people to build impactful technology companies worldwide.


June 6, 2023
12:00 - 14:00 CDT
Event Category:


The Founder Institute
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