Learn from the Best: Successful Startup Pitches

11/26/2012  |  News | Trends

Looking for inspiration for crafting your startup pitch? Business Insider highlights some of their favorites, including ones from Mint, ZocDoc, and Loopt. They also offer some general advice for a successful pitch:

  • If you don’t grab people within the first minute, they’re going to start checking their email.
  • Tell the story through the problem. It needs to be a story about problems and solutions.
  • Have a concrete business plan and drive home how you’re going to make money.
  • Know your material, and keep the energy up.
  • When pitching directly to an investor, make sure you say what you’re going to do with the money.
  • Finish strongly and sum up why someone should invest in the company.

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