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3 Secrets to a Killer Elevator Pitch

#sxsw #KILLER

Everyone in a startup should be able to give the "elevator pitch", even the programmers! Having the right pitch can help you land a big customer, attract investors, and just explain what you do to your mom. Learn about the 3 secrets to a killer pitch from an expert speaker who has pitched at TechCrunch50, SXSW Accelerator and Ignite. Then pitch your startup and get feedback on the spot. Not for beginners! We have seen thousands of pitches and invested in hundreds of companies. Come after you’ve already practiced your pitch a 100 times and are ready to take it to the next level. First I’ll spend 15 minutes talking about the 3 secrets and show some killer examples. Then YOU get up on stage and give YOUR 90 second pitch, and then one of the panel will give YOUR pitch showing how we would improve it. If you want to pitch your startup, send a link to your 90 second pitch video to



Jason Cohen Founder, CEO WP Engine

Joshua Baer Dir Capital Factory

Joshua Baer is an email marketing pioneer and the Founder of OtherInbox – the cure for email overload, which was acquired by Return Path in 2011. A serial entrepreneur and angel investor, Joshua brought together 20 others to form the Capital Factory early stage accelerator to mentor and invest in tech startups. Joshua founded SKYLIST in 1996 in his college dormitory as a one of the first email marketing companies and then in 2004 he created UnsubCentral to help email marketers comply with regulatory requirements. He holds Computer Science and Information Decision Systems degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and lives in Austin, TX with his wife and three children.

Naval Ravikant Founder AngelList

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