Once you have prepared your pitch with post-its and figured out how to communicate with your audience it is time to find out the best way to start your pitch. The very first impression of you as a professional is made in just a few seconds. In this week’s edition of the ‘pitch trick series’ from David Beckett we listen to what the Pitch Guru of the Dutch startup scene has to say about this. His main message? Don’t stumble, don’t fall into cliches but get to your point like a professional. Make sure that you get the attention by being clear and straightforward.
In this edition of Startup Milestones we explain why it pays to work at a corporate before going at it alone. Especially in B2B, you wouldn’t want to start your startup straight out of school. First, spend a couple of years working for a mature company in that industry. Paulo Gomes, cofounder of Wizdee, names three reasons why this is the better strategy. And he knows what he is talking about – after only a few years, Wizdee was named in Gartner’s report as one of four global leaders in natural language search, next to Google and Microsoft. Amazing!