September 20, 2020

SCF Pitch Deck Class Helps Owners Better Market Their Business

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Pitch Deck Development
Pitch Deck Development (State College of Florida)

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) is offering a two-part workshop designed to help current and prospective business owners create pitch decks to better market their business to potential customers, supporters and investors. The first part will be held Oct. 14 and participants may attend the second part on Oct. 28. Both sessions will take place from 6-9 p.m. at SCF Lakewood Ranch’s Center for Innovation and Technology, 7131 Professional Parkway E., Sarasota. Online registration is available at SCF.edu/CCDenroll.

Part 1: “What Goes into a Pitch Deck? and Why?” Learn how to better market your business and ultimately sell to your customers. A pitch deck helps focus a business owner or entrepreneur on the problem they are solving, who they are solving it for, their competition and what competitive advantages they possess. Participants will learn to state a business challenge clearly and concisely, explain the business landscape and give convincing reasons why investors should devote their time, money or effort.

Part 2: Participants will present drafts of their pitch decks and receive detailed feedback from the instructor and the other business owners and entrepreneurs. Attendance is not required at Part 1 to participate in Part 2; however, business owners and entrepreneurs who attend both sessions will have priority when presenting and receiving feedback on their pitch decks.

The cost of each session is $69 or $119 when registering for both. The workshops will be facilitated by Matthew Harper, Director of Incubator/Accelerator for the Center for Advanced Technology & Innovation at SCF.

For more information, contact Lee Kotwicki at KotwicL@SCF.edu or 941-363-7218.

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