Date(s) - 26/10/2012
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Bill Joos, the ‘pitch Doctor’ from Silicon Valley, will be back in Scotland in October 2012.
Bill will be conducting two 1-day interactive seminars, with follow up half day sessions, focused on specifically preparing and delivering your all-critical ‘Elevator Pitch’ as well as your initial PowerPoint presentation to attract investors… and customers.
The workshop will take place on;
Thursday, 25 Octber 2012 at the Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton St, Edinburgh EH8 9AB, (http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/informatics/about/location)
and will be repeated
Friday 26 October 2012 at the Collin’s Senate Suite, Collin’s Building 22 Richamond St, Uni of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XQ (http://www.strath.ac.uk/maps/collinsbuilding)
To register for your place, please visit: http://lifesapitch1.eventbrite.com/
Bill’s workshop will include these four sessions:-
THE TOP TEN MISTAKES IN BUSINESS PLANS
Your business plan is the most important document you’ll write as an entrepreneur. It can be the ticket to funding and garnering interest from potential clients and partners.
Learn what NOT to do so you can develop a hard-hitting, compelling business case for your company.
PERFECTING YOUR ‘SHORT BUILDING’ ELEVATOR PITCH*
You can’t assume your elevator pitch will be in a skyscraper! What if the mythical elevator ride is in a short building, and you only have 20 seconds?
In this session you will learn how to focus on what really matters to instantly grab the listeners attention when asked ‘what does your company do ?’
PERFECTING YOUR PITCHING*
Learn how to craft the best possible pitch(presentation) in the shortest possible time.
This session will take you through the process of creating and delivering two versions of a company overview presentation:
One suitable for a one-hour discussion with investors and a version suitable for shorter pitches, such as at the EIE 2012 investor showcase event.
This session features a hard-copy, walk-away presentation development tool that will help you put together these presentations for a technology based start-up company.
THE POWER OF AN ADVISORY BOARD
This dynamic bonus session will focus on what Bill feels is the entrepreneur’s most under-utilized resource: a powerful Advisory Board.
This can be the key to tapping into external expertise and impressing investors. When you ask for funding, you often get advice.
The opposite may also be true: ask for advice and get funding!
Schedule for each day:
08:30 – 09:00 Arrival and Registration
09:00 – 09:05 Introduction and overview
09:00 – 09:30 Self – introductions
09:30 – 11:00 Top 10 Mistakes in Business Plans
11:15 – 12:45 Short Building Elevator Pitch
13:45 – 15:45 The VC Pitch
16:15 – 17:30 The Power of an Advisory Board
17:30 – 17:40 Recap of the day.