Winning Investors with Your Pitch and Presentation

February 7, 2017

Speaker Slides

Setting the Stage for Investors

Barbara Finer, CEO, TechSandBox

Winning Investors With Your Pitch and Presentation

Brad Kayton, Investors Collaborative Angel Fund, Studio Ventures & Capital Advisors, LLC, Fractional CFO/COO for start-up growth

One of the most obvious and challenging key requirements for the success of an early stage entrepreneurial company is securing funding. Our Boston ENET February 7th meeting is focused on learning how to win potential investors with the right pitch deck and presentation. It will also focus on how companies can build a value proposition which will enable an entrepreneur to raise value, a critical step prior to raising money.

The Panel is composed of several venture capitalists, some who have been in successful startups prior to their investment careers and a CEO who has led several successful start-ups, is an author, currently works with early stage companies as an adviser and who has developed webinars and a work shop to guide early stage company executives to success.

Join us for an exciting and informative evening of informative presentations and networking.


630-730 PM Registration & networking 

730-740 PM ENET Chairman’s announcements

740-755 PM E Minute – Up to 3 Startup companies presentations

755-845 PM – 3 or 4 expert speakers on the night’s topic

845-900 PM – Audience / Speakers Q & A 

900-930 PM – Final networking including meeting speakers

Speaker: Larry Blumsack – coach, trainer, speaker and best-selling author – is the founder of Zoka Training®, a comprehensive presentation/speaking/pitching skills programs. It is based on his 45 years of experience in theater, television, film, radio and as a serial entrepreneur. The core of the program has taught ten-of-thousands how to use the voice and body in sync with the content in order to stand out; command an audiences’ attention, respect and trust; and leave audiences wanting to hear more. “The only thing more powerful than a big idea is the ability to communicate that idea to others.”

Speaker: Barbara Finer, CEO, TechSandBox, has founded several technology companies. She has served on the Board of MIT Enterprise Forum, WPI Venture Forum, and Choices Wellness Center and has judged and/or mentored at Ignite/CTO, FIRST, and MassChallenge. Her professional areas of expertise include Marketing, Business Development, Entrepreneurship and Leadership. Barbara can be found teaching Marketing, Business and Entrepreneurship at local colleges. She holds a BS from Northeastern University and a MSA in Management of Innovation and Technology from Boston University. See  and .

Speaker: Brad Kayton is a serial entrepreneur, with 8 startups, and an emerging fund manager. He is President of Studio Ventures, and General Partner and Screening Committee Member of Investors Collaborative, a new type of equity fund, part angel capital part hedge fund, and an original member of FP Angels in New York City. He is also COO and GM of 1World Online, which creates highly engaging polls, quizzes and surveys, on the mission to become the central resource on the Internet to find out what people really think on a variety of topics. See  and

Speaker and Co-Organizer: Johnny Monsarrat was founder and CEO of Turbine, which raised non-dilutive capital by getting a $3 million cash advance against royalties from Microsoft to publish their first game. The company was bought by Warner Brother for $160 million. He is now the CEO of Monsarrat, Inc., which is following Pokemon Go into the augmented reality mobile game market with a new twist. He is an Ivy League award-winning public speaker. See and

Moderator: Larry Grumer, Co-founder/CEO Energy Harvesters LLC, is developing a wearable device so users can charge their mobile device batteries anytime, anywhere – just by walking. He has partnered to launch 6 companies and a 30-person engineering consultancy. He has 25 years of P&L leadership with Textron, Arthur D. Little, Foster-Miller and start-ups.  Larry was Chairman, Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network, I-cubator Director, Northeastern University, a founding Board member North Shore Technology Council and created the EntreTech Forum. He has a BSME and MBA from Northeastern University. See  and

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