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How to Nail Your Startup Pitch

Updated on May 28, 2022
Posted on August 16, 2015 by Michael White

There’s a good reason sales execs don’t send nerds into the boardroom. They practice the startup pitch a million times; but that one time when it really matters, well you got it...FAIL!

If you or someone you love spazzes at spiel time, talk to your doctor about Pitch Revolution – a high-energy elevator pitch practice event that will eliminate bad startup pitches forever!

Get ready to be blown away

A national event series, Pitch Revolution gets 100 entrepreneurs together in one electrifying space to craft and polish what they say, and how they say it on their feet. We talked with PitchRev Founder Chicka Elloy and he described it as “speed dating meets Shark Tank.”

You take the 30 different versions of your startup pitch. Whittle them down ‘til you have the best of the best (or so you thought). Practice it live. Get real-time feedback from coaches, investors and VCs. Tweak it, and repeat. The process continues until it’s solid. BAM! Forever cured from looking like a fool! There’s even a pitch-off” with judging and prizes at the end of the day – what entrepreneurial spirit doesn’t love some friendly competition?

The Pitch Revolution event series

Chicka is rolling out his PitchRev series in 9 U.S. cities (next up: Pitch Revolution Atlanta), plus London, Singapore and his own neck of the woods, Sydney, in 2015-16 .

For the love of entrepreneurs everywhere, TCM is sponsoring Pitch Revolution Atlanta this Thursday, Aug. 20. Coaches will include executives from Degreed, Venture Atlanta, Silicon Valley Bank, Georgia Tech Venture Labs, ATDC and others. If that’s not enough, how about cash and prizes over $2,000 including the world’s smallest drone!

Grab this discount code for Pitch Revolution Atlanta: TCMPREV and register at See you there!

A few tidbits about the zany Australian behind PitchRev:

  • Chicka Elloy earned degrees in Education before moving to Cali
  • Worked 13 years for a global brain-based communication and consulting company
  • Was featured in USA Today Education, Target's first virtual runway, and on Huff Post Live
  • Communication blog for dads was voted Best Daddy Blog by Parents Magazine 2012-2013 ("The Frequent Flyer Father")

“It’s so exciting to be able to participate in Pitch Revolution and help business visionaries turn their dreams into reality!”

- Mary Cleveland - Enterprise Director - Degreed


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