MaRS Pitching to Investors - April 3 & 10, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 8:30 AM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Pitching to Investors
(2 sessions, 4 hours each)
Entrepreneur's Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components.
In each four-hour session you will generate a deliverable that you will use frequently in the business development process.
What will you get out of the Pitching to Investors workshop series? Watch the video below to learn what other entrepreneurs are saying.
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Session 1 – Telling Your Investment Story
Using the principles of storytelling, craft a compelling narrative that introduces your venture to investors.
Deliverable: A summary of the 10 key components of your investment story.
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Session 2 – Pitch Deck and Business Plan
Learn how to effectively communicate a pitch deck and a business plan to investors. We’ll give you the know-how, content and tools to turn your own investment story into a compelling presentation and a draft business plan.
Deliverable: Begin drafting a 10-slide pitch deck and a business plan.
Please note: Doors open for this session at 8:30 a.m. and instruction begins at 9:00 a.m sharp.
Cost of Workshops
The Entrepreneur's Toolkit Workshops cost $100 to attend. There are two different ticket types that can be purchased:
1. ONE Client Refundable Deposit
Purchase this ticket if you are a client of a regional innovation centre (Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs). When prompted on the registration page, please list the regional centre of which you are a member and your current advisor’s name. You will be refunded your full ticket price at the end of the workshop series.
2. General Attendance Fee
Purchase this ticket if you are not currently a member of a regional innovation centre. You will receive a 10% discount on your ticket price at the end of the workshop series.
**If you are unable to attend a workshop session, please let us know four business days in advance. We regret that failure to do so may result in the loss of your deposit.
**The post-workshop survey must be completed within four days of the last day of a workshop series for a registration deposit or discount to be refunded.
If you would like more information on our workshop programs or how to become a client of a regional innovation centre, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
When & Where
MaRS Discovery District, Social Innovation Generation & Ashoka Canada present
MaRS (www.marsdd.com) is a large scale, mission driven innovation centre located in Toronto and networked across Ontario, focused on building Canada’s next generation of technology companies.
MaRS works closely with entrepreneurs to grow and scale their ventures into global market leaders in life sciences and health care, information, communications and entertainment technologies, cleantech, advanced materials and engineering, as well as innovative social purpose businesses.
Social Innovation Generation (SiG) (www.sigeneration.ca) is a collaborative partnership founded by The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, the University of Waterloo, the MaRS Discovery District, and the PLAN Institute. Our ultimate goal is to support whole system change through changing the broader economic, cultural and policy context in Canada to allow social innovations to flourish.
Ashoka (canada.ashoka.org) is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs – individuals with system-changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Ashoka is redefining the global citizen sector by creating a system of collaborative entrepreneurship. Connecting the work of individual social entrepreneurs to business, academic and public sector partners, they create a network effect driving the sector forward and developing new solutions to global problems.