Pitching is often a nerve-wracking experience and pitching your startup online can add an extra layer of complexity. If done right, however, it can be very impactful.
An investment-focused Startup Demo Day marks the end of each cohort that we host at the ProVeg Incubator. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been hosting these events online.
The Demo Day is the culmination of three-months of hard work that founders put in on our accelerator programme and it’s their big chance to pitch for investor backing. There is a lot of pressure riding on it, but like many other things, pitching is a skill that can be learned and improved – with the right tips!
It’s worth the effort, too. If you nail your pitch, it could be just the catalyst to propel your startup to the next level. With that in mind, here are our top ten tips for pitching your startup online.
Practice, practice, practice
Let’s start with an obvious but important one. You must practice your pitch – relentlessly. Practice in front of a mirror, practice online, practice in front of real people. The founders who are the best at pitching are the ones that have put in the time behind the scenes. The result is a pitch that’s as smooth as (plant-based) butter.