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Preparing to Pitch to Funders: Four Part Series

Hone your company message and perfect your pitch
Preparing to Pitch to Funders: Four Part Series
May 23rd, 2019
6:00PM - 8:30PM
What You'll Gain:
  • Identify Your Message
  • Craft Your Communication
  • Polish Your Presentation
Cost: $50

This 4-part series is for existing entrepreneurs looking to approach investors for funding.  Registrants must meet at least one of the following criteria: Emerging business (2-3 years in business), Investment/Sales of at least $10,000, Intermediate knowledge of business and finance, Seasoned entrepreneur.

Session 1: Crafting a Compelling Financial Story to Pitch to Investors – Telling the tale of your company, team, product or service can be a powerful way of communicating with important stakeholders. Join WBDC’s Access to Capital Specialist, Janet Siegenthaler as she shares her expertise for this interactive program to explore your themes, identify stories for your message, and craft language for your communication. You’ll decide how the stories you are creating can be told through characters, challenges, turning points, and the culmination of the tale.

Session 2: Pitch prep – The next and vital step is to test the stories you have crafted, polishing your presentation through practice. The workshop will include time dedicated to presenting to the group in a supportive learning environment in addition to constructive thoughts on refining your approach. This is an opportunity to weave the tale you have created into your company’s narrative.

Session 3: Pitch Night — At WBDC’s own version of Shark Tank, you’ll have an opportunity to present your story to a panel of professionals who will critique your presentation and provide tips on how to make your story as compelling as possible to potential investors.

Session 4: Debrief/Next Steps – In this session, we’ll summarize key points and you’ll walk away with an action plan for creating the pitch that will attract the funding that can help you reach your business goals.

Thursdays, May 23rd & 30th; June 6th & 13th  | 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: Stamford

Registration Required/Fee: $50

Instructor: Janet Siegenthaler
Title: WBDC Access to Capital Specialist
Bio: JANET SIEGENTHALER is a former finance executive with over twenty years of experience in commercial banking, marketing and corporate sales. Her expertise is helping entrepreneurial companies to obtain capital and achieve profitable growth.
Register for Preparing to Pitch to Funders: Four Part Series
Terms of Service: WBDC is a nonprofit organization, required by its funders to collect data requested on this form. WBDC places great value on your personal privacy and the confidential facts and figures you disclose concerning your business activities. Information concerning you and your business is kept strictly confidential and is reported only in aggregate unless prior approval is received from you. WBDC is able to offer its programs and services at afforable and/or reduced rates due to the support of Federal, State, Municipal, Corporate and Individual contributors and the programs or services you participate in are either partially or fully subsidized.

Small Business AssociationThis program is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. We make reasonable accommodations for access by persons with disabilities.