elevator pitch

Introverted entrepreneurs: Don’t drink coffee before you pitch

When you’re getting ready for an important pitch to investors or there is a time crunch at work and your deadline is around the corner, a cup of coffee should help amp you up, get your head in the game, right? Not necessarily, according to psychologist Brian Little. Not if you’re an introvert. Little shares […]

Three lessons learned from SXSW pitch competitions: What not to do

You couldn’t throw a free beer coozie at SXSW this year without hitting a pitch contest. The main SXSW accelerator had two days of pitches and six tracks, including one for wearables and one for healthcare. There was a pitch competition Sunday sponsored by Silicon Hills News, ATI, and Central Texas Angel Network and another […]

4 healthcare startups that deserve a spot on Shark Tank

We have the sharks for an all healthcare Shark Tank, now we need the startups. Although someone pointed out on Twitter that Vinod Khosla should be in this group, and it’s true, he should be. So with that addition, what entrepreneurs should be pitching to this group on Friday night? Deanna, Stephanie, Amanda and I […]

Can you give your startup pitch from an ice hole?

#startup start practising for coolest piching ever, like I do every morning http://t.co/GEqUpKMJ4O #pitchfestoulu pic.twitter.com/vaFdy9thB1 — Tero Ojanpera (@TeroOjanpera) December 6, 2013   Need to sharpen your pitch and get rid of the fluff? Plan a trip to Oulu, the capital of Northern Scandinavia in Northern Finland for Feb 7, 2014. Promoting your startup at […]