Lunch and Learn - Preparing for the perfect pitch



28 October 2020

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


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A critical stage for entrepreneurs is presenting for funding opportunities. This could include investment, grant programs or other types of funding. Many entrepreneurs and innovators fail to progress with their ideas because they lack presentation skills. You are often given a limited amount of time to introduce and justify your solution to a problem. In this workshop you will learn a systematic approach towards a pitch presentation and how you should prepare for this challenge.

Learning outcomes
• Understanding why justifying the problem is more important than justifying the solution.
• Structuring a pitch presentation.
• Improving the key skills needed for a pitch presentation.

About the presenter
Dr Hormoz Ahmadi is a senior lecturer in innovation and entrepreneurship at ACU's Peter Faber Business School. His teaching interests include new venture/entrepreneurial firm development, business-to-business marketing, sales management, international marketing, marketing management and market research. His research focuses on entrepreneurial marketing, product and brand innovation and customer-firm relationships.
Over the past six years, Dr Ahmadi has been involved in identifying the trends and conducting research in the areas of product and brand innovation management and new technology ventures growth. He was also an entrepreneur, sales engineer and marketing manager in the telecommunications and electronics industries for 10 years before joining academia. His research has been published in well-reputed and high-rank marketing and entrepreneurship journals. He is currently collaborating with and managing several industry-relevant research projects.

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