The combination of your personal passion and your explanation of how you can make a difference in Puget Sound and/or the world will be vital factors in your success in Fast Pitch.
We’ve assembled a number of recommended resources for you to use in developing and preparing to present your plan so you can confidently pitch to win!
Fast Pitch Must-Reads
- The Fast Pitch judging rubric will help you focus on key factors for a successful pitch.SVP Fast Pitch mentor Jacob Colker’s pitch guidance: 7 lessons in 7 minutes.
Fast Pitch team members Lindsey Eng, Alan Blickenstaff, and Kevin Owyang have posted a number of blogs with follow-up content and information from earlier capacity-building workshops. They are here:
- Top 10 Risks to Kill your Business Strategy
- 5 Different Kinds of Risk
- 7 Resources for Understanding your Market
- Top 10 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make
Plus, here are a few other resources:
- Michael ‘Luni’ Libes, The Next Step: Guiding you from idea to startup
- Michael ‘Luni’ Libes, The Next Step: A guide to pitching your company
- Garr Reynolds, Presentation Zen
- Jerry Weisman, Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story
- Andy Goodman, free download: Why Bad Presentations Happen to Good People
- Alexander Osterwalder, Business Model Generation, A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers
- Guy Kawasaki, Art of the Start
Suggested Videos to watch
- Watch this webcast from Andy Goodman from Fast Pitch 2011.
- Watch previous finalists on SVP Fast Pitch’s YouTube channel.
Seattle Public Library Resources
Special Report: Measuring and Reporting Social Impact
Sachi Shenoy and Steve Schwartz of Upaya, and Sarah Stachowiak of Organizational Research Services delivered one of our most popular workshops, Measuring and Reporting Social Impact. They have provided the content from that workshop for anyone to learn from.
Microsoft, via OneDrive, brings entrepreneurs a new tool, a “Startup Kit”.
This public resource provides entrepreneurs with a variety of information to help them get going faster. You have to see this!
This “living” repository includes information from the various Co-working and Community Spaces, the Accelerators and Incubators, Finance & Accounting information, Legal information, information from Non-profits, and excerpts of business planning books. All for free. All accessible to the public.
If you are an entrepreneur, check it out.
If you have a resource to add to this repository, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.