Before beginning work on this week’s discussion post, complete these preparatory activities:
- See “12 Critical Slides,” pages 349–352 of your text, for a sample PowerPoint presentation to investors.
- View Shark Tank pitches for ideas on how to create a brief but compelling presentation of a business.
This Week’s Discussion Post
For this week’s discussion, create a brief presentation addressing the following:
- Your business plan is now complete. Imagine you are in front of a group of investors, presenting your business idea and encouraging them to invest in your chosen company.
- Title Page with the company name and your name.
- Outline of What You Do.
- Target Market.
- Market Size.
- How big is the market or industry on which you’re focusing?
- What are the growth opportunities?
- Who are your key competitors?
- Your Management Team.
- Who runs the business?
- What are their roles and key skills?
- Business Model.
- How will your business make money?
- What key financial information does your audience need to decide whether to invest in you and your business?
- Funding You Are Seeking.
- Why Will Investors Want to Invest in This Business and in You?
Select one of these formats:
- PowerPoint with notes; no more than 10–12 slides.
- Audio over PowerPoint.
- Video presentation over PowerPoint
- Storytelling (video recording)—no Power Point needed for this option.
Reminder: You have been working with the information for this presentation all quarter in the discussion and assignments. This is not new information. Now is your chance to succinctly show investors what your chosen business is all about and why they should want to invest in you and your company.
Post at least one substantive comment to another student’s post.
- If you select one of the PowerPoint formats, include bullets, relevant images, and the like; do not include paragraphs or full sentences on the slides.
- Your presentation needs to impress the investors; make it creative and interesting, while including all the relevant information.
- You may find this resource on Kaltura Help [PDF] useful to you if you decide to do a video recording.
Note: Start your response with a brief description of your business (no more than 3 sentences). Specify your company name, what business you are in, and the specific product or service you plan to sell.