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  • Monday, July 29, 2013

    Investor Pitches that Win on SlideShare

    Ever wonder how to win at your investor pitch? The basics on creating a winning investor pitch — with everything you do need and nothing you don’t. See our presentation on SlideShare. Investor Pitches That Win – Sol Marketing, Austin, TX from Deb Gabor

    Posted by Sol Marketing at 7:00 PM | Comments Off on Investor Pitches that Win on SlideShare

    Topics: Building a pitch deck, Elements of a pitch, In the news

  • Monday, July 15, 2013

    AspirEDU winner of “Pitch to Win” contest

    We’ve had a busy summer working with lots of great startups. One startup in particular is the winner of our “Pitch to Win” competition, AspirEDU. We received innovative and creative entries from entrepreneurs across the globe, covering a wide variety of industries. Each submitted a short video explaining their business idea, the market potential and the company’s unique advantage. Our expert panel of judges consisting of investors, successful entrepreneurs and business leaders evaluated the submissions and choose the READ MORE

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    Topics: Building a pitch deck, In the news

  • Thursday, June 27, 2013

    3 Questions to Help Position Your Team in Your Pitch to Investors

    The strength of your team is one of the most important factors taken into account when investors decide whether or not to fund your start-up. Many investors live by the adage, “An A entrepreneur with a B idea is more fundable than a B entrepreneur with an A idea.” Obviously that makes one of your main goals in the initial pitch meeting to convince investors that you are an A entrepreneur. The answers to these 3 questions READ MORE

    Posted by Sol Marketing at 4:47 PM | Comments Off on 3 Questions to Help Position Your Team in Your Pitch to Investors

    Topics: Building a pitch deck, Elements of a pitch, Telling the Story

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2013

    Pitch to Win Competition Extension

    It’s a crazy time of year in the startup world. Many Spring accelerator classes are in the middle of graduation which has entrepreneurs, investors and startup communities moving in a million different directions. Due to an increase in interest, we’ve decided to extend our competition two weeks to allow more startups to participate. You now have until May 31st to enter to win a kick-ass investor pitch deck. The winner will receive a comprehensive, fully designed pitch deck READ MORE

    Posted by Sol Marketing at 10:09 PM | Comments Off on Pitch to Win Competition Extension

    Topics: Building a pitch deck

  • Friday, April 26, 2013

    The Importance of Telling a Story in Your Investor Pitch

    Acquiring angel investors can be the difference between success and failure for a new business. The main challenge that comes with raising money from angels is getting angel investors excited enough to commit to the project. Many angel investors have entrepreneurs approaching them on a daily basis pitching potential deals, and startups really have to amaze them to be picked. Standing out from the noise can be difficult even when you have a brilliant idea and a READ MORE

    Posted by Sol Marketing at 2:48 PM | Comments Off on The Importance of Telling a Story in Your Investor Pitch

    Topics: Building a pitch deck, Telling the Story

  • Thursday, March 28, 2013

    Worst Investor Pitches of All Time

    It would seem some people forget the purpose of an investor pitch and present a pitch so legendary investors talk about them for all the wrong reasons. Some people forget to mention the ways in which their product or service solve an existing problem. Other people inundate investors with too much information and too many statistics. The worst pitches of all time take such errors to the next level. One of the greatest errors entrepreneurs make is READ MORE

    Posted by Sol Marketing at 3:10 PM | Comments Off on Worst Investor Pitches of All Time

    Topics: Building a pitch deck, Telling the Story

  • Wednesday, March 20, 2013

    Drowning in data

    Numbers are fantastic for entrepreneurs. They can express enormous market opportunity, excite investors with exponential returns on their money, and prove how pathetic your competitor’s efforts are in comparison. Sometimes when going about the process of data mining you find a truckload of good data points and percentages that relate to your start-up. Flushed with excitement you create supporting slide after supporting slide, imagining how impressed investors will be with your hard work. The problem is that READ MORE

    Posted by Sol Marketing at 3:28 PM | Comments Off on Drowning in data

    Topics: Building a pitch deck, Telling the Story

  • Tuesday, March 19, 2013

    How to Dress For Your Next Investor Pitch

    Dressing for success is imperative for aspiring entrepreneurs that are preparing to meet with investors or venture capitalists. It’s important to avoid wearing clothing or outfits that could be distracting from the actual presentation you are giving to potential investors. It is helpful to remember to avoid gimmicks and to resist the temptation of letting your product affect how you dress for the meeting or presentation. Some aspiring entrepreneurs have found that dressing one level above the READ MORE

    Posted by Sol Marketing at 6:27 PM | Comments Off on How to Dress For Your Next Investor Pitch

    Topics: Building a pitch deck, Telling the Story

  • Monday, March 11, 2013

    6 Awesome Investor Pitch Decks that Any Entrepreneur Can Learn From

    Duxter http://investors.duxter.com/ Duxter’s pitch deck touches on everything investors go into a pitch presentation wanting to know, while taking advantage of beautiful design practices. From market size to user acquisition, this Duxter presentation leaves no stone unturned. Brand Boards http://www.pitchenvy.com/gallery/brandboards-pitch-deck/ These guys not only highlight their achievements, but they trim their content to only 8 slides, while managing to touch on all the deliverables. They include product snapshots, informative market data, investment opportunities, and member profiles. The READ MORE

    Posted by Sol Marketing at 2:53 PM | Comments Off on 6 Awesome Investor Pitch Decks that Any Entrepreneur Can Learn From

    Topics: Building a pitch deck

  • Thursday, February 21, 2013

    Problem-solution with a twist

    There are several ways to organize an investor pitch, but the most widely accepted opening piece is the classic problem and solution. There are a few reasons for this, but the main reason is it gets results. The problem-solution needs to be a narrative that flows naturally. If investors can’t see themselves in the story, you are going to have a hard time selling to them. Starting with an acknowledgement and quantification of problems makes it feel READ MORE

    Posted by Sol Marketing at 5:10 PM | Comments Off on Problem-solution with a twist

    Topics: Building a pitch deck, Telling the Story