Demo Day

November 14, 2018

The five pitch series winners will be joined by two at large competitors at Demo Day where they will compete for a grand prize including $15,000.

All seven Demo Day competitors will be required to upload a 10-slide pitch deck prior to the Demo Day event.

 

Each finalist at Demo Day:

Gives five-minute live pitch

Fields five-minute Q&A from judges

Judges announce live the winner of the Tulsa StartUp Series

The winner of the 2018 StartUp Series Competition receives $15,000 to advance their business, along with a year’s membership and desk at 36 Degrees North and a dedicated mentor for 12 months.


10-Slide Pitch Deck Requirements

  • Slide 1 – Elevator Pitch
    • A short, 1-2 sentence explanation of your company:
    • What your company does
    • How your company does it
    • Why your company does it
  • Slide 2 – The Problem
    • What is the problem your company solves?
    • Who has the problem?
    • Why is that problem a big deal?
  • Slide 3 – Your Solution
    • How do you fix your customer’s problem?
    • How is it different, better than others?
    • Customer example / demo
  • Slide 4 – Unfair Advantage
    • Proprietary technology
    • Experienced team
    • Market traction
  • Slide 5 – Business Model
    • Top sources of revenue
    • Cost of goods sold
  • Slide 6 – Market Size
    • Top Down or Bottom Up Calculation
    • Characteristics of the market
  • Slide 7 – Marketing Plan
    • How do you get customers?
    • How many customer can you get?
    • How much will it cost you to get these customers?
    • How many leads will convert into customers?
  • Slide 8 – Competitors
    • Who are all of your competitors?
    • How are you different/better?
  • Slide 9 – Team
    • Who is on your team?
    • Expertise
    • Experience
  • Slide 10 – Milestones
    • What are your goals for the next year?
    • How will you achieve these goals?
    • How will winning help you achieve these goals?
    • Pitch Series winners also need to explain how they used the $2500 prize money to test their business concept

Tips for making slide deck:

  • More graphics, less text
  • Slides are not your script
  • Font should never be less than 30pt
  • Slides should be in PDF format

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