Startup Workshop: Creating An Effective Deck


“For an entrepreneur, life’s a pitch!” - Guy Kawasaki

Startups frequently prepare a “pitch deck” to present their company to prospective angel or venture capital investors. It is one of the most important steps for getting a new venture off the ground. The pitch deck (also known as an investor deck) is the first communication tool used to provide your audience with a quick overview of your business plan and to help you raise money with a potential investor. The content of the pitch deck, along with your presentation, can help the investor to determine whether or not to continue evaluating your business opportunity.

Raising capital from investors can be challenging and time-consuming. Therefore, it is always crucial that a startup absolutely nails its investor pitch deck and convey in a manner that shows your “business story” in an engaging and fascinating, yet informative way. In another word, your pitch deck has to articulate a compelling and interesting story.

A good pitch deck must:
1) tells a compelling story that follows a logical sequence;
2) shows strong business model validation from experiments and research data;
3) has a clear ask at the end that is justified by thorough research.

At the end of the workshop, learners should be able to:
1) Identify the key components making up an effective pitch deck;
2) Define the structure and create content for a pitch deck;
3) Develop the presentation style and design the pitch deck;
4) Creates emotional impact while making the business case.

This workshop is suitable for entrepreneurs who wish to create/improve their pitch decks to be effective and efficient in securing investors' interests.

Workshop Schedule
6:30 PM Registration Opens
7:00 PM Workshop Starts
8:30 PM Break
8:45 PM Practice Session
10:00 PM Workshop Ends

Trainer's Profile:

Steven is the MD for an angel investment company and a coworking space operator. He had over 16 years of professional experience in personal investment. He had authored a Study Guide in the area of Investment for Singapore Certified Financial Planner™ certification programme.

In 2012, he co-founded and successfully sold a preschool financial literacy programme teaching preschoolers on savings, sharing, spending and entrepreneurship. In 2014, he had also appeared in Channel NewsAsia MoneyMind to share his views and experiences on Personal Investment.

Besides being a mentor to many startups and personally invested in a few businesses, Steven is regularly invited to judge many pitching events, including EDGE Hack 2017 and Republic Polytechnic Pitch Day 2017.

He is also currently a Startup Mentor under Tri5 Ventures Next50 initiative, which is a movement for and by the entrepreneur community, launched with the aim to provide complimentary one-on-one mentoring sessions for early-stage start-ups.

Wed Feb 21, 2018
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM SGT
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Kitchener Complex 808
Walk-In SOLD OUT $120.00
Early Bird SOLD OUT $50.00
Venue Address
808 French Road #04-165 Singapore 200808 Singapore
SG Startups Ecosystem Network (SINSEN)