Keys to a Successful Pitch

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For the pitches on Friday night, you will have just 60-90 seconds to get the audience/potential teammates interested in your idea. You will have no slides or props and there won’t be time to go over features, so just focus on the core of the idea and make your enthusiasm contagious. Here is the recommended format for pitches:

  • Who are you and what is your background? (5-10 Seconds)
  • What is the problem that you product is solving? Or, begin with a story (10-20 Seconds)
  • Explain the product and how it solves the problem (10-20 seconds)
  • Who do you need on your team (a developer, marketing, designer?) (5-10 seconds)
  • Finally, make up a name for your startup so the facilitator can give it a title