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FI: Pitch Bootcamp in Brussels with Filip Tack

Pitch Bootcamp in Brussels with Filip Tack

Pitch Bootcamp in Brussels with Adeo Ressi


The Founder Insitute and the Betagroup are hosting a free Pitch Bootcamp in Brussels with entrepreneur and FI mentor Filip Tack

Filip is the Founder of Nomadesk, a Belgian startup that specializes in online storage and synchronization. During his tenure as CEO he has managed to take the company internationally, from bootstrapping to rasing €10 million.

In three hours, the Pitch Bootcamp will help you refine your startup idea, improve your pitching skills, and recruit potential cofounders. With the help of Filip and the workshop we have prepared you will come out with more experience and knowledge, and a much better pitch!

Don’t hesitate, sign up and share the event with like minded entrepreneurs: http://pitch-bootcamp-filip-tack.eventbrite.com/

PS: Drinks and food will be served.

Click on the picture to see the 360º panoramas of the event.

via founderinstitute.com

This is my first event as director of the Founder Insitute in Brussels. I’m really looking forward to it. Filip is amazing and I’m sure that the ideas that people will pitch are also gonna be fantastic (and a great way to prepare for Startup Weekend Brussels!)

Presenta tu startup en Berl??n: nextelevator

Presenta tu startup en Berl??n: nextelevator

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Aviso a todos los emprendedores: se acaba de abrir el plazo para presentarse a nextelevator, el concurso de startups de la conferencia Next11 en Berl??n.

Se trata de una nueva iniciativa de Next11 en colaboraci??n con la revista Wired UK y con la incubadora Hanse Ventures. Se pueden presentar startups con menos de 12 meses que tengan ideas innovadoras y un modelo de negocio sostenible en la industrias de Internet y el comercio electr??nico. Seg??n las condiciones de nextelevator, el plazo de presentaci??n termina el 17 de abril y las startups que se vayan presentando podr??n ser votadas inmediatamente. El plazo para votar termina el 27 de abril. Entre los 30 m??s votados el jurado elegir?? 12 proyectos que ser??n presentados en la final de mayo (la conferencia tiene lugar entre el 17 y 18 de mayo).

Estas son las dos primeras startups que se han presentado:

Marro.ws, clipping social en l??nea para intelectuales

TLDDOT GmbH, lanzamiento de un nuevo dominio de nivel superior

Siento que no est??n en espa??ol. Animaros y nos veremos en la conferencia. Para los que quieran asistir sin concursar, con este enlace ten??is las entradas de Next11 con un 20% de descuento.

Betagroup Presentation Template to Pitch to Investors

Tomorrow is the preselection for the Betapitch, a special Betagroup event hosted at the Betacowork where startups will pitch to a panel of investors that can invest from €20.000 to €5.000.000 . 
This is the template for the presentation that Jean has sent, which may also help you if you are pitching to investors at any other moment: 
Timing: 5 minutes sharp (there will be a countdown and an alarm after 5 minutes) + Q&A
Slides template: all the participants will present the same 10 slides (inspired by Guy Kawasaki)
Slide 1 – Team
Slide 2 – Problem that you are tackling
Slide 3 – Your solution
Slide 4 – Business model
Slide 5 – Underlying magic/technology
Slide 6 – Marketing and sales
Slide 7 – Competition
Slide 8 -Projections and milestones
Slide 9 -Pre-invest value + money needed (only 2 figures for this important slide)
Slide 10 – How do you plan to spend the money that you raise

There will be a workshop to help the teams with their presentations hosted by Gilbert West.


Video: BetaGroup Pitch Slam at Digital Marketing First in Brussels

The BetaGroup had a special session at this years Digital Marketing First fair in Brussels.

The presenting startups where:








You should not miss the presentation by Desktop Reporting (min. 29.55), it managed to get everybody’s attention.

Fred Destin’s Workshop on Hacking Venture Capital

LIFT10: Workshop on Hacking Venture Capital

This morning at the excellent LIFT Conference I gave a two hour workshop on “Hacking Venture Capital” designed to give entrepreneurs a hands-on experience of (a) pitching and (b) negotiating with detailed debrief and tricks of the trade.  As promised I wanted to share the material and presentations, with my thanks to @venturehacks for a good part of the content.

First off the two prezis and then the case study material (i used ERPLY as inspiration).


I only wish there was a video of this presentation.

Ganadores Plugg 2010: Fits.me y Raz*War Loogic.com

Por Ram??n Su??rez el 11 Marzo 2010 Twitter1 clicks


Tras una jornada cargada de buenas presentaciones y de mejor networking, acaba en Bruselas Plugg, una de las principales citas para los emprendedores europeos especializados en Internet y m??vil. La edici??n 2010 ha destacado por por la calidad de las startups que han presentado sus proyectos y de los ponentes, entre los que se encontraban Saul Klein (iniciador de Seedcamp y OpenCoffee Club), Jon S. von Tetzchner (cofundador y presidente de Opera Software) y Tariq Krim (fundador y CEO de Jolicloud).

Los ganadores han sido Fits.me (ganador absoluto elegido por el jurado) y Raz*War (favorito del p??blico).

Fits.me ofrece un servicio de probador virtual para tiendas de comercio electr??nico en l??nea, con el que podemos ver como quedar??a la ropa en unos maniqu??s robotizados que adaptan su forma en funci??n de nuestras medidas corporales. Est?? destinado al principal sector de venta en l??nea ($26 millardos) en el que asegura incrementar las ventas en un 300% y con una reducci??n del 28% en devoluciones (segun sus tests en la tienda de moda online Quelle).

Raz*War pretende combatir el oligopolio de las grandes marcas de afeitado ofreciendo el afeitado como servicio, con maquinillas baratas y que se pueden recibir regularmente por correo. Con un marketing centrado en la cultura revolucionaria latinoamericana, ha dado una lecci??n de como hacer una buena presentaci??n.

Los v??deos y las fotos de Plugg ya est??n en l??nea y pronto se podr??n descargar las presentaciones.

I forgot to add this blogpost I published in Loogic.com about the winners of this year’s Plugg: Fits.me and Raz*War. Already looking forward to Plugg 2011.

The 10 commandments of Beta Group presentations

The 10 commandments of Beta Group presentations

Speaking with some Beta Group members about the Webmission Accademy and the need to organize something to improve the presenation and pitchin skills, I thought that a good place to start would be to inspire ourselves from the 10 Commandments of TED speakers ( http://www.ted.com/pages/view/id/360 ):

1. Dream big. Strive to create the best talk you have ever given. Reveal something never seen before. Do something the audience will remember forever. Share an idea that could change the world.

2. Show us the real you. Share your passions, your dreams … and also your fears. Be vulnerable. Speak of failure as well as success.

3. Make the complex plain. Don’t try to dazzle intellectually. Don’t speak in abstractions. Explain! Give examples. Tell stories. Be specific.

4. Connect with people’s emotions. Make us laugh! Make us cry!

5. Don’t flaunt your ego. Don’t boast. It’s the surest way to switch everyone off.

6. No selling from the stage! Unless we have specifically asked you to, do not talk about your company or organization. And don’t even think about pitching your products or services or asking for funding from stage.

7. Feel free to comment on other speakers’ talks, to praise or to criticize. Controversy energizes! Enthusiastic endorsement is powerful!

8. Don’t read your talk. Notes are fine. But if the choice is between reading or rambling, then read!

9. End your talk on time. Doing otherwise is to steal time from the people that follow you. We won’t allow it.

10. Rehearse your talk in front of a trusted friend … for timing, for clarity, for impact.

And here’s my version for the Beta Group:

1. Adapt your presentation to the Beta Group audience. This is not an engineers conference.
2. Prepare, prepare, prepare! Rehearsing will improve your presentation.
3. Do not do a sales pitch. We want to know about your product and company.
4. Tell a story, do not just sell a product. Share a vision, a dream, something bigger than just a demo.
5. Keep it simple and focused on the important stuff.
6. Help the audience have a good time: make it interesting.
7. Speak of your strengths and weaknesses. What can we help you with?
8. Show your passion and be curious about what is happening around you. Time spent networking is as important or more than the presentation.
9. Interact with the presentations of other people and the audience.
10. Beware of live demos: they don’t work 90% of the time. The other 10% is usually uninteresting.

What do you think?

BetaGroup: http://www.betagroup.be
BetaGroup House: http://groups.google.com/group/betahousebe

Participate in the discussion. Looking forward to your comments and suggestions.


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