Angel investor · Investor pitch

Do you memorize or just prepare an outline for a pitch competition?

Nidhi Verma Test Team Lead

March 23rd, 2017

I’m attending my first pitch competition this weekend (I’m pumped!). It’s hosted by my old university in front of angel investors. I’ve tried both memorizing my pitch and using just a broad outline and speaking off-the-cuff. Both methods seem to have their advantages/disadvantages (sounding like a robot vs. missing key details). How do you recommend I approach the pitch and what advice would you give me?

Barry Spiker Entrepreneur/Professor at Northcentral University

March 23rd, 2017

You know your "stuff"; just speak from the heart and leave them with the fact that you are authentic. Leave them plenty of time to ask questions. Maybe even plant some ideas for questions. Good luck and just go out there and win!

Dane Madsen Organizational and Operational Strategy Consultant

Last updated on March 24th, 2017

Did they give you an outline of points they want covered? Is it a fast pitch? Do you have slides?


Fast pitch is about just getting enough interest for a meeting. They know you will miss facts. Go to iBOSS or Tech Coast Angels for some critical tips. http://www.techcoastangelscelebration.com/#about