Villhard Speaking Series: Pitch Perfect II
Last month, our students crafted their 30-second individual business pitches. Today they learned how to create their 3-minute pitch and pitch deck!
On April 21st and 22nd, students will be presenting their pitch deck and 3-minute presentations to a panel of amazing judges from our community. We are incredibly fortunate to have Doug Villhard's experience and guidance as they create these presentations to showcase their individual business endeavors!
These 3-minute pitches will feature:

Problem: Significance of problem/issue being addressed?
• Is the problem clearly defined? And do I “believe” it to be an actual problem?

Solution: Adequately addresses the problem?
• Can I understand (or better yet “picture”) what your solution is?

Customer Discovery: What learned from talking to customers and/or early sales?
• Do you know your customer? Are you serious about this?

Target Market: Significant and well defined?
• Did you state who the customer will be? How big the market is? And if the market is growing?

Competitive Advantage: Concept proven to be better than current competition?
• Did you name your competitors? And then did you say how you are distinctly better?

Value Creation: Clearly articulated how the concept will make money (or cover expenses if non-profit)?
• Did you state your price point? Hint at your margins? Hint at how big the company could be? Or, impact?

Prize Use: How prize money would be used to further development of the concept?
• I like this to start with “With the prize money we will…” and its “use” will help with immediate next steps.

Presentation: Overall pitch presentation and organization?
• Was there at least a hint of creativity and showmanship somewhere? Did you “show” the product somehow?
Stay tuned to hear how these amazing entrepreneurs are catapulting through their senior year!!

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