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With Alaa Ismail (CFO, EarlyGrowth Financial Services) & Nicole Jordan (Biz Dev Mgr, Early Growth Financial Services).
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 12:00 PM   Absolutely Free
The Boardroom, 44 Tehama St
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Using real-life examples from winning pitch decks, we cover everything you need to know to create an impactful pitch deck, from market size calculations to competitor matrices, revenue projections to exit strategies, & more. This is a great, slide-by-slide approach to building out your own company deck.
What You'll Learn:

The 10/20/30 Rule:

10 slides are optimal (and why that is)

20 minutes (the idea is to spur conversation)

30 point font (size matters & here's why)

Laying out your pitch deck so it flows & invites investors

Outlining the purpose of each slide (and the best order for slides)

What goes into slides 1,2,3, & all the way to the 10th slide

How to entice investors with the right pitch deck flow

Presenting your go-to-market' plan

How to ask for funding in your pitch deck (and the best time to ask)

How to use storytelling to entice & compel investors to ask more

Properly using a pitch deck to stimulate conversation & interest

Competition analysis & how to leverage it in your pitch deck

Pitch deck examples of each step so you can see how other companies pitched

Presenting financial projections & the numbers

How to prepare before the pitching investors

How to prep & get the right questions before you ever present

Using your community to make a great pitch & source questions

How to ask for investment & funding during your presentation

Key elements to include when you ask for money

Milestone spending & how to use it in your pitch deck

How to present the future ahead with the financing you receive

Considerations for a pitch deck if you're not doing it live

Why it's good to create variations of your pitch deck (why it helps to know your audience)

Target & Audience:
Founders & CEOs who want to use a pitch deck
Founders & CEOs who want to fundraise
Entrepreneurs who want investors
Business owners who want to know the best methods for pitching with a pitch deck

Workshop & Schedule:
Introduction (5m)
Using the 10/20/30 rule (5m)
Laying out your pitch deck flow (20m)
Preparing before your pitch (5m)
Variations to consider for your pitch deck (5m)
How to ask for investment (10m)
Live question & answer (5-10m)

Meet Your Instructors:
Sirk Roh
Sirk is an accomplished finance executive focused on leading early-stage companies through strategic financial decisions. His areas of expertise include debt & equity financing, planning/budgeting, financial analysis, cash flow management, high growth management, & cost reductions/right-sizing when needed.
Sirk brings more than 25 years of experience to Early Growth Financial Services, including 17 years of financial leadership roles with high-tech companies. His early-stage company experience includes: CFO at Nuezra, an IT consulting company; VP Finance at Kovio, a semiconductor printing innovator; CFO at Gale Technologies, a leader in testing automation software; VP Finance at Attune Systems & Controller at Nishan Systems, both data storage networking manufacturers. Prior to focusing on early-stage companies, Sirk held positions as Controller for the Palm Operating System division & several divisions within 3Com.

Alaa Ismail
Alaa is an accomplished CFO with two decades of finance, management & operating experience with Internet, Software, SaaS, Hardware & Services companies.
Prior to Joining Early Growth Financial Services, Alaa ran his own finance consultancy, providing accounting & financial guidance to emerging & high growth Companies.
Alaa began his finance career at Arthur Anderson where he gained significant experience in mergers & acquisitions ranging from financial compliance of definitive agreements & due diligence. Alaa spent 10 years at Aptix Corp., where he helped the company grow from a small start-up to a company generating $60 million in sales with over 250 employees. Alaa sold Aptix to a major competitor in 2005.

Nicole Jordan
Miss Jordan is a business development strategist/leader who is passionate about innovative technologies with a multifaceted leadership background. Nicole has in-depth knowledge of the frontier tech industry, startup ecosystem, financing world, & has a robust network of experts in fields such as; regulation, investor, & corporate, aviation & space sectors.
Nicole currently does business development for Early Growth Financial Services a firm that supports 18% of privately funded & venture-backed companies in the United States. Previously at the X PRIZE Foundation, she directed the operations of 2 multimillion-dollar, corporate-sponsored competition challenges-$30M Google Lunar X PRIZE & $2M Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander X CHALLENGE

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