601 Southwest 2nd Ave Portland, OR 97204
Portland, Oregon 97204

Picture this: standing up at the end of the conference table: you, next to a projector screen filled with your slides. Sitting at the end of the table: a VC. It's showtime. What do you say? How do you talk to a VC? And can you avoid the most-common mistakes made by entrepreneurs? If you're an entrepreneur and you're wondering how to answer those questions, this session is for you. In this two-part workshop you will learn:

Can you get to the point? - Led by presentation coach Dave Yewman of DASH Consulting
The VC doesn't know you from a hole in the ground. And she doesn't care, either. How do you get her attention and convince him/her that what you have to say is worthwhile? Do you understand what to say? Do you have a strong opening? Do you have any verbal or visual tics that can cripple your presentation? Do you slides suck? Can you deal with tough questions? Dave will provide tips in each of those areas.

The VC's perspective - Led by Diane Fraiman of Voyager Capital
Learn from a VC who reviews the business plans of hundreds of early-stage companies every year and invests in a few. Improve your pitch and learn what they look for in companies as well as find out the common mistakes entrepreneurs make when pitching.

OEN Member Registration: $30
Non-Member Registration: $70

Added by Oregon Entrepreneurs Network on July 12, 2010