Nail the Opening to Your Pitch

With only 54 hours during Startup Weekend, competing teams will likely be forced to put together their pitches for the crowd at the last possible second. Well don’t fear, because Adeo Ressi, pitching expert and Founder of both and the Founder Institute, has created a simple template to master the opening to your pitch in Mad Libs style:

My company, __(insert name of company)__, is developing __(a defined offering)__ to help __(a defined audience)__ __(solve a problem)__ with __(secret sauce)__.

In the short video below, Adeo breaks down this process piece by piece to help you nail the opening to your pitch. Check it out:

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