What is a Fast Pitch?

2006 Business Plan Competition JudgesJudges listen to team presentations
at the Business Plan Competition

Getting funded is all about being able to capture the interest of potential investors. Alone, a great idea is not enough. You need to be able to clearly articulate the opportunity to a number of stakeholders, particularly potential investors and future employees. Many times this has to be done on the spur of the moment.

The "fast pitch" augments the written plan for the judges to gain a better understanding of your plan and your ability to communicate it orally.

The time allotted for the fast pitch is 90 seconds and will be followed by a two-minute question and answer period.

Important guidelines

  • Give the important facts
  • Be specific
  • Be clear and concise
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