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TechKnow: How to pitch to win

Tuesday, March 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm • Organized By Missouri SBDC/SBTDC - Statewide Office
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This TechKnow event will provide entrepreneurs a chance to practice their pitch to a panel of seasoned investors – 10 minutes to pitch with 20 minutes of Q&A. The panel will provide feedback on the presentation and recommend ways to strengthen the story to attract investors as the entrepreneur seeks funding.

Presentation slots are limited. Those interested in discussing their idea/innovation must apply.

For those selected, participants will be assigned a 30-minute time slot - 10 minutes to pitch with 20 minutes of Q&A with the panel.

IMPORTANT: NO money or promise of investment will be available. This event is to provide entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their business idea in a learning environment and get valuable feedback from REAL investors.

Presentation slots are limited. Those that are not selected will be able to work with a Missouri SBDC business counselor to further their idea in preparation for the next TechKnow event.

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Cost: Free

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