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RVC Pitch Academy - July 2024

  • Tuesday, July 09, 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Hybrid: In-Person at Mile High United Way, 711 Park Ave W, Denver, CO 80205 or Online - Zoom Virtual Meeting
  • 4


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Thanks to a generous grant from the EDA, the Economic Development Administration, companies led by underrepresented / underinvested entrepreneurs can attend RVC's Pitch Academy for free! Please email RVC Operations Associate, Adam Sanchez ( for the registration code.

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RVC Pitch Academy in partnership with Mile High United Way

The July 2024 Pitch Academy is run by Rockies Venture Club in partnership with Mile High United Way. 
Mile High United Way’s United for Business program supports women- and minority-owned small businesses to strengthen under-resourced communities. Through free consulting services, workshops and classes, Mile High United Way is helping Metro Denver small business owners achieve their dreams of growth.

The RVC Pitch Academy is a half-day workshop designed to do much more than just polish a founder’s pitch and presentation skills. From delivering a compelling presentation to negotiating a successful deal, this workshop will prepare founders to understand many of the terms and processes used by VCs and sharpen their venture strategy.

Key topics include:

  • Preparing a business for a deal
  • Designing a deck
  • Delivering the pitch
  • Communicating the value for venture funding
  • Balancing pitching a product vs. pitching a company
  • Raising equity vs. convertible debt
  • Communicating risks that don’t raise red flags
  • Understanding investor psychology
  • Following up with interested investors

RVC’s Pitch Academy instructors have years of experience working with angel + venture capital investors; the Pitch Academy content reflects deep and useful insights about investor priorities and interests. Multiple instructors ensure one-on-one engagement, including pitch practice with real-time feedback.

Founders: please bring a five-minute pitch deck and laptop to practice. If you registered for free under the Equal Access Registration option please note your attendance is "lecture only" although we may have the opportunity to have you participate in pitch practice as the schedule permits.

Note: To pitch to investors at an upcoming RVC Investor Forum, you must apply to pitch and be accepted by the RVC investment screening committee. 

Hybrid Event: Hybrid: In-Person at Mile High United Way, 711 Park Ave W, Denver, CO 80205 or Online - Zoom Virtual Meeting

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