Elevator Pitch Workshop Highlights 2017

Innovate 518 recently held an Elevator Pitch 101 workshop here at the University at Albany. Our Entrepenuer in house - Robert Manasier presented some great material for the companies  and businesses in attendance! 

 
Pictured above: Treebu 

Pictured above: Treebu 

 

The opening exercise was how to describe your business in 25 words or less!

 

Questions to ask yourself: What need does your business satisfy and in what market?

Q: How does your business satisfy the need? Think about your mission statement/ vision - what objectives are described?

Q: Who is your competition? What makes your company different? Go over your business model! This can help you outline its position.

 

 

Pictured above: U-Topia one of the Four Core startups working within IgniteU 

Pictured above: U-Topia one of the Four Core startups working within IgniteU 

The seminar ended with each group pitching their startup ideas to the room. This exercise helped the groups develop their pitch in a quick and efficient way. The key is to have a target market and a pure purpose as to how and why someone should invest in your company. 

The seminar ended with each group pitching their startup ideas to the room. This exercise helped the groups develop their pitch in a quick and efficient way. The key is to have a target market and a pure purpose as to how and why someone should invest in your company.