Programs Special One-Day Events

10 Mar

Thursday, March 10th, 2016, 12:15pm-2:30pm.
General Assembly: 51 Melcher St, Boston, MA 02210 (map)

Blood, sweat, and tears were just the beginning. Now, you have to tell your story and sell someone on your startup.

You only have a few minutes to get an investor’s attention and convey the essence of your business concisely and convincingly. Don’t let a few words (or lengthy ones) trip you up. Join us for this intimate, hands-on, peer pitch practice workshop to get polished and ready to talk to investors about your business.We’ll give you the lowdown on what to include in a three-minute version of your pitch. Then you will have the opportunity to practice your pitch in front of the group and get real-time feedback from experts and fellow entrepreneurs. (So BYOLaptop with pitch deck ready to go!)

You will leave with a better rehearsed story about your company that would make anyone, especially investors, want to hear more.


Pete McDonald is the Relationship Manager the Emerging Technology Practice at Silicon Valley Bank. Pete has over 20 years of experience working with startups and works primarily with early stage Technology and Life Science companies. Pete moderates The Capital Network’s Upstart program which is a series of fireside chats with entrepreneurs held at the Venture Cafe (CIC Kendall) once a month. See our events page for more details.

Stuart PaapStuart Paap helps startups and entrepreneurs perfect power-packed pitches with a punch! For TCN, he will share the secret ingredients of a great pitch, the pitfalls of a bad one, and his perspective on both the art – and architecture – of a persuasive pitch. He regularly gives in-depth pitch sessions at leading Universities, Global Startup Incubators, and has been a Pitch Mentor at MassChallenge since 2012.


Thank you to our hosts, General Assembly

Registration: Please note that TCN events are open to entrepreneurs and investors only, or approved guests of TCN. Service providers of any type must join TCN as a Sponsor. Email for details.

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