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SMU-X Survival Toolkit: Effective Elevator Pitch
This guide provides useful information and links to resources on SMU-X.
An effective elevator pitch could be the difference between a new connection and a lost opportunity, which could affect your SMU-X project outcomes. The following resources provide some perspectives and tips on how you can deliver that effective elevator pitch to win your audience over.
Talent Director at the AMV Group, Alison Chadwick shows what makes a great elevator pitch and how to pull it off.
Forbes Contributor Carmine Gallo shows how to pitch anything in 15 seconds using a Message Map.
Tips and trick to pitching effectively, if you happen to run into your ideal employer or business partner, in an elevator – or anywhere else for that matter, WOW them!
Pitch Perfect - Pitching Project
Barak Itkin, a senior software developer share his experiences when being a Mentor in a Hackathon, he shares a few things you would probably want to follow.
The Art Of The Elevator Pitch
Robert Herjavec, serial entrepreneur and investor on ABC’s Shark Tank, said what sets a winning pitch apart from the rest, was the timing and momentum. Here are the four tips for making an impression.
This section lists some recommended readings.
The It Factor by Mark WiskupThis work helps readers supercharge their communication skills and consistently make a positive and lasting impression on others. It is packed with practical techniques and powerful insights that will enable readers to take charge of any meeting, networking encounter, or conversation. Readers will learn how to make stronger connections, hold on to people's attention longer and communicate ideas so skillfully that people sit up and take notice. Over the past two decades, Wiskup has coached thousands of people, ranging from CEOs to new college grads taking on their first professional assignment.
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Publication Date: 2007-01-01
The Art of Startup Fundraising by Alejandro CremadesStartup money is moving online, and this guide shows you how it works. The Art of Startup Fundraising takes a fresh look at raising money for startups, with a focus on the changing face of startup finance. New regulations are making the old go-to advice less relevant, as startup money is increasingly moving online. These new waters are all but uncharted--and founders need an accessible guide. This book helps you navigate the online world of startup fundraising with easy-to-follow explanations and expert perspective on the new digital world of finance. You'll find tips and tricks on raising money and investing in startups from early stage to growth stage, and develop a clear strategy based on the new realities surrounding today's startup landscape. The finance world is in a massive state of flux. Changes are occurring at an increasing pace in all sectors, but few more intensely than the startup sphere. When the paradigm changes, your processes must change with it. This book shows you how startup funding works, with expert coaching toward the new rules on the field. Learn how the JOBS Act impacts the fundraising model Gain insight on startups from early stage to growth stage Find the money you need to get your venture going Craft your pitch and optimize the strategy Build momentum Identify the right investors Avoid the common mistakes Don't rely on the "how we did it" tales from superstar startups, as these stories are unique and applied to exceptional scenarios. The game has changed, and playing by the old rules only gets you left behind. Whether you're founding a startup or looking to invest, The Art of Startup Fundraising provides the up-to-the-minute guidance you need.
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Publication Date: 2016-03-31
University Startups and Spin-Offs by Manuel StagarsUniversity Startups and Spin-Offs teaches university students, researchers, and educators the most effective strategies and tactics for launching their own startups from academic platforms with the backing of school programs, public grants, incubators, seed accelerators, and private partnerships in all parts of the world. Serial entrepreneur Manuel Stagars advises students, faculty, and researchers how to test their ideas for marketability, how to develop commercial products out of research projects, and how to engage companies and investors with attractive value propositions. The author has seventeen years of experience as startup entrepreneur, founder of seven companies in the United States, Europe, and Japan, consultant to universities on commercializing their research programs, angel investor, and startup mentor. Stagars' advice is field-tested, battle-hardened, and supported with a wealth of instructive first-hand examples from his international experience. The author advises academic entrepreneurs to take matters into their own hands instead of relying on the initiative and support of universities and governments. He shows students and researchers how to fit lean startup methods to their existing university ecosystems, leveraging their strengths without getting bogged down in bureaucratic morass. Avoiding theory and jargon, the book focuses on real-world situations, practical steps, checklists, and case studies. University students and researchers will learn the skills they need to become startup entrepreneurs on an academic platform. The final part of University Startups and Spin-Offs addresses university administrators, educators, technology licensing officers, incubator managers, and government grant officers. It shows them with practical examples from the private and academic sectors how to integrate startups into the fabric of the university, develop a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem for students and researchers, leverage latent network effects, build bridges between scientific research and industries seeking innovative solutions, enhance the public image of the university, and motivate the university's best and brightest to engage in startup enterprises that will deliver benefits to the university and the public as well as to themselves.