Hello Chinenye my name is Alicia and I`m from Mexico. I would love to help you with your pitch. One of the points I consider important are: 1.- cover presentation 2.-The problem 3.- How your product offer a solution 4.- Details about your product 5.-vision 6.-Market size, your audience, opportunity in the market 7.- Competitive, why your audience love your product. The most important numbers! 1.- Financial knowledge to reach your goals 2.- Tell investors what you need from them and why 3.- Last year sales 4.- Revenue 5.- How much time will the investors see the investment return. If you know your numbers and assure a 40% at least of revenue you have more possibilities. Hope this help you.
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I agree with Alicia, and also that you need to be certain, first of all, that you are answering directly any questions that were asked in the grant. You need to be specific in how your product or service is going to meet a need that is in the marketplace. This is very general, but if you would like me to review your pitch I would be happy to do that for you. There is not a lot of detail here yet in order for me to be more specific.
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The previous mentors have offered good advice. You mention that you need this deck for a grant so I will assume you are not pitching to private investors but to a government program. There’s usually a lot of competition for grant funding so my first recommendation is to first really study and understand the eligibility and evaluation criteria. Don’t make it easy for the program evaluators to disqualify you.
Second, one big mistake many new entrepreneurs make when applying/pitching for government funded programs is not asking for a review of your draft application by the program’s advisors. Ask for a draft review with sufficient time ahead of the submission deadline. Some programs offer this service and it costs nothing to ask.