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Techstars Founder Series: How to Pitch Workshop w/ Chris Heivly

  • The Root 110 E Market St. New Albany United States (map)
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Join us on Tuesday, July 9th from 5:00 - 6:30PM for a hands-on workshop about how to pitch.

Who is this workshop for?

Everyone who needs to pitch something to someone. The focus will be on raising money. Everyone has to learn how to pitch their idea at some point. This workshop will provide both high level strategies (what to focus on, how to lay out, what type of follow ups) as well as specific tactical tips n tools for both presenting as well as the format.

I have raised venture dollars as well as invested. I have lived on both sides of the money. I have also worked with hundreds of founders through my own accelerator helping them prepare for demo day. I can help you too. It is my secret sauce.

Who is Chris?

Chris Heivly is Techstars' VP of Innovation

Chris is one of the nation’s leading experts in how to turn startups into multimillion-dollar companies and has been dubbed the “Startup Whisperer.” For over 30 years, Heivly has worked at the highest levels for some of the world’s most recognized brands, including MapQuest, Rand McNally, and Accenture. He has also personally directed over $75 million in investment capital on behalf of these and other companies. Chris currently has served as one of two managing directors of The Startup Factory, the largest seed investment firm in the Southeast. Chris writes for INC.COM, his blog at and has published his first book about startups called Build The Fort.

What’s the agenda?

5:00 - Arrive, grab a light refreshment & get seated
5:10 - Welcome by Patrick Henshaw, CEO of LEAP
5:15 - Workshop by Chris Heivly
6:30 - Wrap up

The Root will also host the following events:

7/24 5PM - Demystifying the Cap Table Workshop w/ David Willbrand
8/21 5PM - Joshua Lau Shares His Founder Story
9/4 5PM - Aaron Gani Shares His Founder Story

See all events and RSVP here.

Earlier Event: July 8
Yoga Class