5 Quick Tips to Nail Your Pitch in the Entrepreneur Competition

The Entrepreneur Competition is coming up! We are so excited to have such influential judges and inspiring companies all in one place. 

The semifinalists have been announced. These companies will be participating in live pitches in front of our judges panel. A.J. Rounds, CMO at RevRoad, put together 5 tips to help each entrepreneur wow the competition judges. 

  1. Powerful intro — Come with enough energy to knock the socks off the judges.
  2. Have your presentation ready — Make sure your presentation fits within the 4-minute time frame. Provide it to the RevRoad tech specialist by Wednesday, September 9th at 11:59 PM. Your slide deck MUST be in Google Slides format. You may make changes until the morning of the competition. 
  3. Rehearse questions — Review your answers to the questions the judges are most likely to ask. This way you will seem credible and engaging. . Keep your answers clear and succinct. 
  4. 10/20/30 Rule — Take a look at Guy Kawasaki’s presentation rules to better understand how a presentation should work and what investors want to see.
  5. Cut to the chase — Don’t waste time. Tell them about your problem, solution, traction, and team. 

Apply these 5 tips and you should do great at the entrepreneur competition! See you soon!

Learn more about the entrepreneur competition here.

Learn more about RevRoad here.
Watch A.J.’s 5 tips video here.

5 Tips to Maximize Your Time at the Entrepreneur Competition

The Entrepreneur Competition is just 12 days away! We are so excited for Utah’s community of entrepreneurs, successful public figures, and supportive community members to come together for this event. 

This annual competition is overflowing with promising opportunities. Here’s 5 tips from RevRoad’s Chief Business Development Officer, Amy Caldwell, about how to maximize your time at the entrepreneur competition. 

  1. Do your homework — Find out who the judges are. Get to know them. What industries are they in? What are their hobbies? What other companies have they been involved in?
  2. Be approachable — Smile and be friendly! Don’t be shy—you want to put your best foot forward. 
  3. Don’t monopolize their time — The judges have 36 companies to get to on the day of the competition. Use the time you are allotted wisely and respectfully. 
  4. What? Why? How? — Have your what, why, and how ready in a 60 second elevator pitch. 
  5. Thank them — The judges are spending their day with you. Essentially, they are investing their time into you on the day of the competition. Express your gratitude for their time and feedback. 

Apply these 5 tips to get the most out of the entrepreneur competition! See you soon!

Learn more about the entrepreneur competition here.

Learn more about RevRoad here.

Competing in the Entrepreneur Competition? Read RevRoad CMO, A.J. Round’s, 5 tips to WOW the judges here.