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The Pitch Prep Workbook

Describing your idea to a customer or investor can be be tough.  What do you tell them? What don’t you tell them? How much should you tell them?

To help businesses and nonprofits succeed, we’ve created a short workbook to help you develop your pitch quickly.  In the workbook, you’ll learn:

  • How to write an elevator pitch
  • How to write your one sentence pitch
  • How to write your hero pitch for your website
  • How to write a pitch deck for investors
  • How to answer difficult questions from investors and pitch competition judges (with 14 pages of sample questions)

This document is provided as Google Doc so you may copy it, edit it, or download it to open it as a Word Document or PDF.

FUNDING FOR STARTUPS

Have you ever wondered what sources of funding are out there for your startup or what you could be missing?  This slide deck reviews:

  • How to overcome the “Valley of Death” and funding gaps
  • Grants 
  • Family, Friends, and Founders Funds
  • Crowdfunding through micro-equity, micro-debt, and pre-purchases (Kickstarter campaigns)
  • Seed Funding from Investors
  • Debt Financing for equipment, operations,
  • Angel and Venture Capital

FUNDING FOR NONPROFITS

Have you ever wondered what sources of funding are out there for your nonprofit or what you could be missing?  This slide deck reviews:

  • What you’ll need to Fundraise
  • Common myths of Fundraising
  • Overlooked sources of Funding
  • Grant funding sources
  • Online fundraising
  • Offline fundraising
  • Days of Giving and Events
  • Corporate Sponsorship and In-Kind Opportunities
  • Sales of Products and Services
  • Partnership Opportunities

AUTOMATE YOUR LIFE

Have you ever wondered how to build a simple software application without hiring an outside developer? This presentation covers:

  • A bookings calendar to deal with meetings with Calendly or YouCanBook.me
  • A Beautifully responsive site using Webflow
  • Ecommerce shop with Shopify or WordPress
  • Facebook Messenger bot for your shop powered by Octane AI
  • Web app using Bubble
  • Mobile app with Thunkable
  • Voice app using Voiceflow
  • Complex web app combining Zapier and Airtable
  • Simple single page website with Carrd
  • Paid newsletter with Substack
  • AR/VR/3D experience in your browser with Scapic
  • Online magazine hosted by Readymag
  • Turn a Google Sheet into a website with Sheet2Site
  • Internal dashboards and tools with Retool
  • Maker communities that you can access

Startup Checklist

The Oregon Startup Checklist is a centralized, online resource that helps entrepreneurs find help, funding, and tools.  Unlike traditional business books that can be hundreds of pages long, this document is an intense, 20+ page look at what it takes to start and grow a business. Unlike blogs and other online resources, it covers a wide variety of topics all in one place.  It’s updated almost everyday with new links and information.

Additionally, this document includes information about:

  • Where can entrepreneurs learn about registering a business in Oregon?
  • Where can an entrepreneur get help?
  • What funding is available for startups?
  • Where can entrepreneurs find more information about hiring employees?
  • What are some regulatory issues that Oregon startups need to address, and where can entrepreneurs find more information about them?
  • Where can entrepreneurs find out more information about taxes?
  • Where can people find information about local events for innovators and entrepreneurs?
  • And many more.

This document is provided as Google Doc so you may copy it, edit it, or download it to open it as a Word Document or PDF.

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