Pitch your company like a Silicon Valley Pro
“On June 26, 2008, our friend Michael Seibel introduced us to 7 prominent investors in Silicon Valley. We were attempting to raise $150,000 at a $1.5M valuation. That means for $150,000 you could have bought 10% of Airbnb. Below you will see 5 rejections. The other 2 did not reply.”
If you have ever wondered how billion-dollar companies start out, this website compiles the ‘pitch decks’ of some of the largest companies in Silicon Valley. A pitch deck is a small slideshow presentation to investors which include an explanation of your business and vision for the future. Equally important, they could serve other purposes, such as for meeting other investors. But, it’s generally used for this purpose. Pollenizer has a simple template anyone can use as a pitch deck, here.
Are you working on your startup or need tools to help you? If so, Startupstash is a website that compiles resources by category to help.
If you would like local assistance, the Library can help you find the resources to make your business a success. For example, Lynda.com’s awesome range of courses can help you further develop your business. Normally, lynda.com could cost you hundreds of dollars a year. But, with your Patchogue-Medford Library card, you can access the site for free. Click here, enter your library barcode and PIN number to sign in. The Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce is also another great resource for small business assistance and networking.