Speaker For The January 14th 2017 Meeting:
Pitch To An Investor
The biggest dream of just about every inventor I run across is the opportunity to pitch their idea to a real investor. The problem with most of them is they have no idea about How to pitch that idea. However, that is about to change for those who come to our meeting on January 14th.
Maxine Pierson, (https://www.linkedin.com/in/maxine-pierson-17a1769) is an incredible woman with an extraordinary background and who just so happens to be an investor with a heart of Gold because she volunteered to give us an insider’s view of how the whole investor system works.
That’s right, there is a system in place and unless you understand it you haven’t got a snowball’s chance in Florida of getting any money.
For example, you have to find the right fit. All investors have specific areas of interest and expertise. So trying to pitch a baby product to someone who is looking for medical devices is most probably going to be a waste of time for both of you.
Most importantly, she will be telling us what you need to include in your pitch as well as what you definitely want to exclude, what the difference between an angel and a venture capitalist is, how to find opportunities to pitch and much, much more.
Then to top it all off, 8 lucky inventors will get their chance to do a 3 to 5 minute pitch of their project to Maxine. By the way, she is Not your typical heartless shark. She is a very kind and nurturing individual. She will then give them a very constructive critique of their pitch and project. What the rest of us will learn from that alone is priceless.
I truly believe this is going to be a pivotal year for many of us but in order to get the most out of it we need to learn a lot of skills and most of all, put them to use.
We all need to learn how to persuade people to see and believe in the value of our projects. That is exactly what a pitch is and I don’t care if you are trying to get money for your project from an investor or trying to get a major company to license your product or trying to get a retailer to put it on their shelf, at some point your pitch will determine if you succeed or don’t.
Maxine will give you the basics that you can adjust to meet your specific needs as long as you come to LIGI Tool & Engineering, Inc. (3220 SW 15th Street Deerfield Beach, FL 33442) at 1:00 pm on Saturday 1/14/17 for this incredible presentation hosted by the Inventors Society of South Florida, a 501 (C) 3 non-profit educational organization. Doors open at 12:30. Don’t be late, we won’t wait for you.