Elevator Pitch Guide

Looking for actionable pitch advice from successful entrepreneurs and investors? You've come to the right place. From here, you can access articles, download a free "how to pitch" eBook, and find other free resources that will help you craft the perfect pitch for your business. Whether or not you're seeking funding, it's important to know how to succinctly communicate your business model, your market opportunity, and your value proposition.

Recent Business Pitching Articles

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Do You Know How to Pitch Your Startup in Social Situations?

By Katherine Halek

[caption id="attachment_37002" align="aligncenter" width="750"] It can be hard to pitch your startup, but with a little practice, you'll be able to naturally bring it up in social situations—without feeling pushy or rehearsed.[/caption] You’ve struck stones together and you've finally seen a spark. You’ve worked hard to develop your ideas and build something worthy of faith… Read more »

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Got "Founder Fit?" If You Want Venture Capital, You Need It

By Candice Landau

[caption id="attachment_36941" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Boris Wertz. Image credit Flickr[/caption] A few weeks ago I spoke with Boris Wertz, founder of JustBooks, COO of AbeBooks and founding-partner of Version One Ventures. In as much as a scheduled interview with an angel investor can be, talking with Boris about what it takes to spark the interest of a… Read more »

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7 Reasons to Create a One-Page Pitch Before You Plan

By Noah Parsons

A business pitch or elevator pitch is not only a crucial tool for getting investment, it's also one of the best tools you can use to flesh out your business concept, iterate it through different variations, and find a business model that works and will turn into a profitable company. But, shouldn't you have a… Read more »

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What Startups Need to Know About Exit Strategies

By Tim Berry

[caption id="attachment_36168" align="aligncenter" width="700"] The exit strategy isn't about you, it's about your investors.[/caption]   Startups looking for angel investors or venture capital (VC) absolutely need an exit strategy because investors require it. The exit is what gives them a return. Exit strategies related to startup funding are quite often misunderstood: The "exit" in exit… Read more »

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What My Startup Accelerator Taught Me About Pitching

By Ely Greenberg

The culmination of an entrepreneurship accelerator is the opportunity to pitch investors on your business. After my business partners and I spent eight weeks in a startup accelerator at the JFE Network, we got the chance to show off Credential Cabinet to a room full of attentive investors. Pitching was a great experience. We told… Read more »