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The Art of the Pitch

There are a lot of different formats and presentations about how to create a pitch for investors. I’ve included my favourites about the structure and template – the resources include Viagra, Sequencing, Hacks and the Art of it all. These are great resources about the structure of your presentation and about what to do (or not to do) in your presentation.

“Give me your tired, your poor/Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus

For me one of the best ways to learn is to see real world examples and to rip, mix and burn these into my one words and formats. And we are trying to gather a list of great sample pitches. I’ve included Mint.com, Zapmeals, and an awesome angel pitch from Ali Asaria at Well.ca. But we’re looking for additional examples of great pitch decks to help entrepreneurs see what has worked for others.

The Art, Hacks and Dysfunctional Love of the Pitch

Sample Pitch Decks

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  • http://www.getsnappay.com/ Jim Rudnick

     great recap here, David…and I would also note that Guy Kawasaki has further posts on what he calls the “10-20-30″ rule for Powerpoint too…here —

    http://blog.guykawasaki.com/2005/12/the_102030_rule.html

    :-)Jim

  • http://twitter.com/davmundy Dave Mundy

    Great idea to have all these presentations in one place. Here’s a great MaRS presentation that includes a great walk though and some awesome examples: http://www.marsdd.com/videos/entries/entrepreneurship-101-2010-11-the-pitch

  • http://davidcrow.ca/ davidcrow

    The Guy 10-20-30 rule is great. It’s provides a great structure for a presentation. @jevon:twitter and I were talking about pitch decks, and they are mostly for shaping how you think about the presentation. You should be able to give the pitch without the deck. Now there’s a trick. And trim the pitch to fit in the given time frame.

    To paraphrase Shrek “Pitches are like onions, they have layers”

  • Tnesdoly

    This is a fantastic resource, thank you!

    For a different kind of pitch — I’d like to let you know about a Visa contest that could mean $10K for your business. Submit your “elevator pitch” for a chance to win. 
    If you can distill your USP to a pithy line or two, it’s so worth a try!

    http://www.visa.ca/small-business/go-biz/contest-registration.jsp

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  • Ivan Startups

    Hey,

    Does anybody could explain how Mint.com calculated the Exit ?

  • Ivan Startups

    Ok. i got it. But why they selected so strange companies for benchmark ?
    How PlanetOut.inc , DealerTrack and Synchronoss Technologies are related to Mint.com ?