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CU Anschutz SPARK|REACH Pitch Academy w/ RVC

  • Friday, December 03, 2021
  • 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Online - Zoom Virtual Meeting (URL will be sent to registrants the day prior)
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  • Includes the full class plus an opportunity to present your pitch and receive expert critique.
    This option is required for companies pitching at RVC events.

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CU Anschutz SPARK|REACH Pitch Academy



This special Pitch Academy is run by Rockies Venture Club in cooperation with CU Anschutz SPARK|REACH for SPARK|REACH applicants and awardees.

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 have their pitch deck ready and you will get a chance to pitch virtually and receive expert feedback and input from your peers.


11:30am - 1:30pm -- Introductions, Pitch Academy Workshop Content & Exercises

1:30pm - 2:00pm -- Break

2:00pm - 5:00pm -- Pitch Practice (Multiple Zoom breakout rooms will be used)

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