Week 9

Celebration Night

CO.STARTERS Resources/Forms

Pitch Planning Guide

Tips on Pitching

Elevator Pitch with Bullets
If you’re having trouble writing an elevator pitch, try using bullets. And challenge yourself to keep the pitch under 100 words. From Venture Hacks.

High Concept Pitches for Startups
A high concept pitch distills a startup’s vision into a single sentence. It’s the perfect tool for fans and investors who are spreading the word about your company.

How to Craft a Winning Startup Pitch
In one easy to follow infographic.

The Problem with Your Elevator Pitch – and How to Fix It
Fast Company gives five tips for dropping the phony facade and elevating your pitch so that you sound like a real person instead of a marketing automaton.

Forget Your Elevator Pitch — What’s Your Dumbwaiter Pitch?
This blog post from the Harvard Business Review encourages you to strip your organization down and see how compelling it really is.

High-Growth Business Resources

Udacity: How to Build a Startup
Steve Blank from Stanford University gives an in depth video course on using the original Business Model Canvas to develop a high growth startup business model.

Startup Weekend
This weekend event sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation is held in locations all over the country, and provides an opportunity to get connected with support resources while launching the first version of a tech startup in a condensed time frame.

Steve Blank’s Blog
A collection of startup resources of all kinds from one of the leading experts in the field.

Startup America
Now part of the UP Global network, Startup America is an aggregator of startup resources, with many states having even more focused resources.

Global Accelerator Network
This grouping of some of the best accelerators around the world was developed out of the TechStars network. If your startup could benefit from a mentor driven accelerator program, this is a great place to start the search for the right fit.