Pitching to Investors without Getting Caught in a Sandtrap

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Register here to learn about how to create and deliver a funding pitch.

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Matthew Falls, Chairman

This program offers a unique opportunity to discover best practices from people who have raised money to start companies – and from those who have invested in them – including what to do, and what not to do.

Attendees will get firsthand insight from an investor with experience funding early-stage companies.  They will learn what to include in a pitch deck and what to leave out. They will understand why it’s vital for their accounting estimates and projections to add up, and how anomalies are discovered.

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“The event is very well organized. Every minute is planned to maximize the potential for participants to obtain information. The speakers and mentors are super knowledgeable and informative.”

“The presentation was excellent and relevant.”

“Everything. Very well organized informative and educational. Mentoring was top-notch.”

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“The mentors were extremely helpful and full of ideas.”

“The candid conversations we were able to have with both mentors and groups at round tables.”

“The way in which it was organized. The meet and greet, the presentation, round table, and one-on-one.”

“Interacting with entrepreneurs and getting their advice and making connections.”

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“The contact and opportunity to ask questions and learn from others who have gone through starting businesses.”

“One-on-one was great!  Round table was excellent.”

“Expert speakers and fantastic moderator.”

“I loved the energy of the speakers and the variety in their experiences.”

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“The opportunity to speak with mentors and learn from their experiences has been great!”

“It has been very useful in allowing and educating me to understand and plan my next steps.”

“Very high quality and quantity of information.”

“Lots of helpful information from experts.”

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“Great blend of stories, networking, panels and one-on-one time.”

“Knowledgeable speakers/presenters.”

“Mentors were very informative about their startups.”

“The quality of the mentors – being able to bounce ideas and plans off experienced/successful entrepreneurs is extremely valuable.”

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“The event is for all levels and all areas of entrepreneurs.”

“Good information on initial formation and business idea.”

“Appreciated Cynthia Traeger’s speech and advice on starting a business.”

“Great to talk to accomplished entrepreneurs and get feedback/advice.”

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“The variety of perspectives and opportunity to hear from product-oriented companies.”

“Great diverse group of experienced to new entrepreneurs.”

“It was a very interactive format.”

“Great content and excellent speakers.”


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Open to all since 1981, the MIT Enterprise Forum is a non-profit, volunteer organization with a long history of promoting the growth, education, and success of the entrepreneur and business community in the greater Washington & Baltimore area. The local chapter is one of a network of over 28 worldwide chapters of the Enterprise Forum, which was created as an outreach educational program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Its many programs are targeted at local start-ups, high technology businesses and investors and are designed to enable tech entrepreneurs to be successful by providing practical programing designed to educate and help them connect to mentors and experts.