“Other people’s money fundamentally changes everything.” – Peter Evans, Founder and CEO, Speakerfile says of seeking outside investment for your company.
At last week’s final Entrepreneurship 101 lecture of the year, pitch master Peter Evans divulged the secrets to creating and delivering an effective investor pitch.
The paradox that startups face when seeking investment is that entrepreneurs and investors are looking for different outcomes: one group is trying to get to a ‘yes’ while the other is looking for a ‘no.’ Your biggest advantage for getting to ‘yes’ with an investor is to come well prepared:
To hear more about why these are so important, watch the quick hits video below, or click here for the full lecture video.
Join us on May 30, 2012 for the annual Entrepreneurship 101 Up-Start! Competition where our 10 finalists will pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win $10,000, along with a pitch video production package from MaRS Media with a retail value of $4,000. Click here for more information.
The Entrepreneurship 101 series will begin again in September 2012. In the meantime, catch up on previous lecture videos here.
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