Always being ready

Whether it’s seizing new market opportunities, hiring the best employees, or adapting as customers’ needs change. But above all, savvy entrepreneurs must become masters of the pitch – short but powerful presentations that win support for your business from potential stakeholders like investors or clients.

To help entrepreneurs master the essential but often elusive art of pitching, the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center teamed up with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Value Partnerships to create an Entrepreneur Pitch Toolkit. We partnered with experts across industries to put together a guide that sets entrepreneurs up for success through the various stages of a pitch:

Deliver a lean, persuasive pitch

Michael Margolis from Get Storied shows founders how to tell their startup's story simply and convincingly to stand out from the crowd.

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Create an effective presentation

Public speaking experts from Own The Room offer tips on how to structure and deliver a dynamic presentation that engages even the toughest crowd.

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Overcome your fear of public speaking

When the stakes run high, your nerves will too. Author David Nihill, of FunnyBiz, shares tips from stand-up comedy to help you exude confidence under pressure.

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Negotiate deal terms

If your pitch wows, you could be talking deal terms that very day. Experts from WSGR and the Center help you enter the room with a strategy in place.

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Make your business media-ready

Landing a major investor or winning a pitch-fest could land your business in the public eye. Eastwick offers tips on becoming media-ready in advance.

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Small Business, Big Challenge

Tools & Resources from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center is a San Francisco-based non-profit that educates, innovates, and connects current and aspiring entrepreneurs. We provide access to quality resources, including mentors, training, and networking with the help of our sponsors: