Putting together a good pitch deck is an essential skill for founders who want to present their business to an audience (and to raise money). But how many slides do you need? What goes on which page? How much text is too much? Join us to hear from a panel of experts who will give you advice on how to make your pitch deck more appealing.The panel includes:
Karen Katz (moderator): Karen was with Lawcorps and part of the successful exit to TMP. A services entrepreneur, she also has invested as an angel and was with Golden Seeds and a ounding member of Mass Medical Angels. She ran the Venture Pipeline for DLA prior to joining Burns & Levinson LLP, where she serves as its Director of Client Relations and Development. She also serves on the boards of BioBuilder, BIG and TemmaCal Wellness.
Katie Burkhart: Katie is the Founder of Katharine Burkhart Designs and serves as lead graphic designer and brand strategist. She has worked with many organizations to design and execute their brand identity and story. As a founder herself, she has an entrepreneurial spirit and likes to help founders think about smart design as they create their pitch decks.
Betty Francisco: Betty is the founder of FitNation Ventures, a boutique consulting practice focused on fitness and lifestyle programming for youth in the Greater Boston area. As its first venture, FitNation launched ReImagine Play, which is creating innovative, tech-inspired fitness and healthy eating programs for children and families through pop-up fitness classes and boutique studios that combine active-play video games with cutting-edge classes and personal training. Betty is also an angel investor and was a member of the 2015-16 Babson WIN Lab.
Katelyn Staley Johnson: Katelyn is an associate at VC firm Sigma Prime Ventures. She is passionate about exploring new business ideas and models, partnering with entrepreneurs, and meeting new people. Katelyn has an MBA from Harvard Business School. Prior to HBS, Katelyn was a medical device engineer at WL Gore & Associates where she spent her time designing cardiovascular devices for Gore’s Medical Products Division and building expertise in project management and lean manufacturing techniques.
Mike Volpe: Mike is an active seed stage investor who is on the board of directors of Attend and Repsly. Previously, he was on the founding team of HubSpot, serving as CMO for the first 8 years growing the company from $0 to $150M in revenue.
We will reserve time at the end for interested entrepreneurs to get one-on-one feedback on their pitch decks from one of our experts. If you are interested in doing a one-on-one meeting, please email a copy of your pitch deck for review to email@example.com
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