Pitch Strong – Elevate Ventures & 1804


As a startup, every opportunity to showcase your brand to a targeted audience of potential investors, partners, and customers is invaluable. But what happens if the opportunity presents itself and you aren’t prepared?

When you pitch, what you say, how you say it and how your pitch deck looks determine your success. Hundreds of entrepreneurs are pitching to investors at this very minute, but only a select few entrepreneurs are presenting a well-oiled deck that grabs the attention of the investor and keeps them interested until the very end. So, how do you ensure your deck grabs the attention of the investors? You start with a great template and practice.

Join us for a lunch-and-learn session hosted by Elevate Ventures and 1804 to review the outline of what should be included in a good pitch deck, learn some key tips on how you should approach an investor and get hands-on assistance with framing your pitch. Some companies will be given the opportunity to pitch during the event.

WHEN: Thursday, March 8, 2018 | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

WHERE: Maker13, 629 Michigan Ave, Jeffersonville, IN 47130

WHO: Ideation and early stage companies

Lunch will be provided and sponsored by Elevate Ventures. Limited space available, please register early to secure your spot! REGISTER HERE

Presenter: Brit Fitzpatrick

Brit Fitzpatrick is a tech entrepreneur, social innovator, and digital creative. In 2013, she founded MentorMe, a startup building technology to make it easier for organizations to start, manage, and grow mentoring programs.

Brit has been invited to speak on entrepreneurship; social innovation; mentorship; and diversity in entrepreneurship and technology at conferences across the U.S. — including Dreamforce, the White House, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Summit. She’s been profiled in national media outlets — including GOOD Magazine, Essence, Inc., FastCompany, and Madame Noire.

Presenter: Vadim Gordin

Vadim Gordin is a serial entrepreneur, inventor, and former patent attorney with experience in consumer products and medical devices.

Presenter: Tarik Nally

From Nike, Southern Comfort, Goodwill and Procter & Gamble to food trucks, pizza joints, hip hop artists and universities – there’s no match for his ingenuity and intuition. Tarik has led the way in crafting unique and strategic digital experiences and in-person activations for small to large international brands for nearly ten years. One half of his brain is busy art directing, pixel pushing, and crafting beautiful, immersive digital experiences – the other half is a Xavier University MBA whose attention to detail is as unhinged as his James Brown impersonations.