A fair number of really smart, well-prepared entrepreneurs get tripped up, stumble around and eventually fall to the ground when they make their startup funding pitches to the Angel Investment Group that I am a part of.
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The Billion Dollar Startup Club has 101 companies as of July 2015, with the number one private company valued at $46 billion. It’s no secret, technology has revolutionized entrepreneurship. The explosive growth of tech-based companies is at its highest since 1995, surpassing the dot-com boom of year 2000.
Entrepreneurs have numerous options for obtaining funding to explore and validate their startup concept.
Entrepreneurs tend to be arrogant. This sounds rather like a criticism, but it’s more a statement of fact and a caution.
Even the great ones can screw this one up, case-in-point: Apple, Inc. Consider this lesson when preparing for your next investor pitch.
You have an idea for how this problem can be resolved. It’s a good idea. No, it’s a Great Idea! But what do you do now? How do you turn your Concept into Startup? Where do you begin?
The Diamond Challenge provides passionate and creative students from across the USA and world a place to come together to pitch, play, and learn about entrepreneurship.
CEO Global Conference attracts about 1,000 collegiate level students and faculty advisors from around the world. Attendees can network, listen to seasoned entrepreneurs and experts, and learn from fellow students who are transitioning from dreamers to doers.
Attending our hackathons doesn’t just make you a part of our community, but makes you a better entrepreneur with more opportunity.
Investors quantitatively assess your opportunity through two questions during the pitch:
1. What is the potential market size; Is the market potential significant enough?
2. What is the entrepreneur’s valuation and is it reasonable?
Neither answers are absolute.