The Artful Science of Pitching

Coach/advisor/investor reveals the key elements of presenting your business plan to attract capital and strategic partners

Frank Erschen

Frank Erschen has been called ‘Canada’s best pitch coach’ and ‘the startup whisperer’ for his effective and systematic approach to helping entrepreneurs tell their story.

Frank recently delivered a 90-minute webinar outlining the basics of the pitch structure, key strategies and tactics to address common investor concerns, and tips on how to deliver a pitch virtually.

You can download the slides or watch the video below.

LEARN MORE: If you have questions about pitching or engaging with investors about your natural product business, please contact us. As Frank mentions in the video, if you’re interested in connecting with angel investors, the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) can provide info on your local angel investor network.

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Growing a business in a pandemic

Three start-ups share lessons on raising capital, landing deals and looking after their teams and communities during COVID-19

We recently held a virtual happy hour as part of our involvement in the CHFA Connect virtual tradeshow. The very candid and valuable conversation featured Natasha Dhayagude of Chinova Bioworks, Ted Fleming of Partake Brewing, and Marie Chevrier of Sampler.

They talked about everything from mental health to supply chains and finding the balance of celebrating small wins while others are struggling. We are extremely grateful for their time and willingness to share. These are the types of dedicated entrepreneurs that are making a difference across the country. We hope you can take away a few things to help with your business.

Marie Chevrier of Sampler explains how they used their ‘superpowers’ during COVID.

Ted Fleming of Partake explains how he closed a capital raise during COVID-19

Natasha Dhayagude explains how her team went above and beyond to keep Chinova Bioworks moving forward during COVID

The panel explains how they addressed the needs of their teams during COVID

The panel discusses innovation during COVID

Ted Fleming explains how Partake approached innovation during COVID

The panel talks about supply chain during COVID

Ted shares the difficult balance of sharing successes amid the hardships of COVID

The panel shares final words of wisdom from their business journey through COVID so far

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