Rockies Venture Club

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Pitch Academy (Fort Collins)

  • Friday, October 21, 2016
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Galvanize Fort Collins. 242 Linden St, Fort Collins, CO 80524
  • 15


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • City of Fort Collins residents are entitled to receive a discount off of registration. Please email EnConnect President Denny Otsuga, for the registration code.
  • Companies that are members of Galvanize Fort Collins can attend this pitch academy for free.
  • This is normally $99 but due to a partnership with the City of Fort Collins RVC is able to offer this option to FC residents for only $10! Email EnConnect President Denny Otsuga for the registration code.
  • Consider becoming and RVC member to receive discounts on the many events that the club holds.

Registration is closed


Rockies Venture Club has partnered with the City of Fort Collins to hold this pitch academy at a dramatically reduced cost. This is in an effort to bring a greater amount of funding to one of the hottest startup cities in the country.  

The Pitch Academy is a half-day workshop designed to polish your investor pitch, sharpen your strategy and provide a background on what investors are looking for, connecting with your audience, and negotiating a successful deal. 

Key topics covered include: 

  • Focus your 5 minute pitch
  • How to present
  • Effective pitch deck design
  • How to pace your presentation
  • How to communicate the value of your company in a way that doesn't close doors
  • How to communicate your "deal"
  • How to balance pitching your product vs. pitching your company
  • Understanding investor psychology
  • Raising equity vs. convertible debt
  • Communicating risks in such a way that investors are put at ease
  • What to do to follow-up after the pitch 

The RVC Pitch Academy is unique in that it is taught by instructors who work one-on-one with dozens of angel and venture capital investors in order to determine what it is that they want. Graduates of the pitch academy receive funding at over ten times the national rate for those who are seeking venture investment.

All participants are encouraged to bring their pitch deck and laptop and you will get a chance to make your five minute pitch and receive expert feedback and input from your peers.

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