Building a Compelling Slide Deck – Winning Investors With Your Pitch and PresentationMarch 20, 2018
One of the most obvious and challenging key requirements for the success of an early stage entrepreneurial company is securing funding. This meeting is focused on learning how to win potential investors with the right pitch deck and presentation. That is, does the deck articulate a vision, the market opportunity, growth potential, and the leadership team. It will also focus on how companies can build a value proposition, which is a critical step before raising money. Investors want to understand your value proposition – how does your product address a specific problem, why is it useful and to whom, or is it a disruptive technology?
Christopher Skipwith, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Biotechnology in the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences at Bentley University and a Member of Bentley’s Health Thought Leadership Network. His work integrates basic science with policy, business, and public health to assess analytical standards for diagnostic tests and medical devices. He was involved in founding two point-of-care diagnostics start-up companies, IONU Biosystems and Ecelius Biosystems. He serves on the Board of the Science Education Academy, a Philadelphia-area initiative engaging underrepresented minorities in STEM-related careers, serves on the board of TBED21, Inc., which advances technology-based education for low-income areas, and co-chaired advocacy and diversity panels for the National Postdoctoral Association. He has a B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a Ph.D. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics from the University of Pennsylvania, and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Northeastern University and Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT.
Jim Boudreau, Vice President of Marketing at Chasm Advanced Materials
Since 1995 I have had the opportunity to work with numerous entprepreneurs, within countless startups. This experience has given me a great deal of insight in the art of “creating something from nothing”, as well as the tactical knowledge necessary to turn a great idea into a great business. And fortunately these many projects have continued to grow my company into a “platform” from which more great ideas can become a reality.
Brigid Siegel, Managing Partner and President Brigid Siegel Associates. Consultants focused on retained executive search, finding and developing leaders as well as building effective managing teams which will guarantee success in any technology, life sciences or biotech field. It starts with identifying objectives and finding the right people.