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Five Secrets to a Killer Elevator Pitch

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Saturday 12th March, 2011

3:30pm to 4:30pm (CST)

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, catch an investor's interest, or just explain what you do to your mom. Learn about the 5 secrets to a killer pitch from an expert speaker who has pitched at TechCrunch50, SXSW Accelerator, Ignite, DEMO, and many other competitions.

This is not for beginners! These investors have seen thousands of pitches and invested in hundreds of companies. Come to this presentation after you’ve already given your pitch a 100 times and are really ready to take it to the next level.

First I’ll spend 20 minutes talking about the 5 secrets and show some killer examples. Then the panel of investors will take five volunteers from the audience and work with them to improve their 2 minute pitch. Come prepared!

And just to eat my own dog food, here is a 5 minute elevator pitch for this presentation!
http://bit.ly/killerelevator

LEVEL: Intermediate

About the speaker

This person is speaking at this event.
Joshua Baer

Austinpreneur Husband, father, music lover. I help people quit their jobs and become entrepreneurs. bio from Twitter

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When

Time 3:30pm4:30pm CST

Date Sat 12th March 2011

Where

Salon AB, Hilton Austin Downtown

Session type

Solo

Session Hash Tag

#elevatorpitch

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lanyrd.com/scrdb

Official session page

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