How to Pitch for Series A and Beyond with Frank Erschen

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Invest Ottawa

7 Bayview Station Road

Ottawa, ON K1Y 2C5

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Learn best pitch practices for Series A, B, and C-level funding from former investor/entrepreneur and current pitch expert Frank Erschen

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Workshop Overview:

From 9:00AM - 12:00PM, Frank Erschen will lead an interactive workshop to review the necessary pre-conditions to seek and secure major funding and meet the demands/expectations of potential funders. You will learn two qualification frameworks: One to self-qualify your readiness to seek funding and the second to help you qualify potential funders. Particular attention will be give to funding & Go To Market (GTM) achievements to date; forward-looking GTM strategies, targets, and plans; and effective question handling.

One-on-ones Overview:

1:1 meetings are available for a limited number of attendees in the afternoon following the event. Registration for these meetings is on a first-come-first-served basis. Interested parties should select their preferred two-hour time slot here.

Attendees will meet with Frank for two separate 30 minute sessions. In the first meeting, attendees will review context for their pitch (to be provided) and they will present their pitch to Frank for constructive review and feedback, including suggestions that can be actioned immediately. The second meeting gives the attendee the opportunity to review their immediate edits. Attendees will leave the 1:1s with a clear understanding of improvement opportunities & suggestions for their pitch. Frank will also offer questions appropriate for the industry, business model, and stage of the attendee’s business along with strategies for answers.

What to bring:

  • Current elevator pitch & full pitch (even if draft);
  • Current financial model (even if draft, be sure to know it as Frank will ask questions about it);
  • A laptop (Frank will share Google Docs and Sheets files with you in his workshop).

About Frank:

Frank Erschen is a well-known coach/mentor who helps develop and refine business strategy, plans, and pitches. He uses The Artful Science of Pitching® and VEGaS™, methods he created based on his roles as an investor (knows what investors need), entrepreneur (knows what it’s like to pitch with an imperfect situation), and educator/advisor/board director in the start-up space since 2006 … backed by 25 years of corporate experience (IBM, BMO) He has worked with dozens of cohorts and constructively reviewed/advised well over 1,000 companies. His proven approach works with all industries, all business models, all product stages, and all funding stages.

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7 Bayview Station Road

Ottawa, ON K1Y 2C5

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