Today, people throw around hundreds of trendy words in the context of their startups. Many are completely meaningless and obscure reality. As a founder, don't try to fake it.
Attracting attention isn't just good for social enterprises; it’s critical to their survival. Few things can help accomplish that like a great media interview. But you'll have to know how to make the most of it.
Rajesh AnandanAugust 25, 2014
Social entrepreneurs as guilty as any group of lawyers or engineers in using jargon and shorthand to identify and evaluate each other’s places in the tribe. What is "social innovation" anyway? What’s "impact investing"? Take any of those expressions out of context and it’s clear how unclear they are. They’ve become as clichéd as “thought leader.”
Cheryl HellerJuly 10, 2014
Making your pitch is just the beginning. Too many entrepreneurs squander the investor interest they generate by botching the follow-up. Here’s four simple steps you can take that can make the difference between an oversubscribed round and abject failure.
Chris YehMarch 20, 2014
This article explores the the single biggest problem that entrepreneurs have when it comes to pitching. Not knowing how to tell a good story. Read on for a great story, a great pitch and some stellar tips to skyrocket your pitching skills.
Teju RavilochanMarch 12, 2014
The average investor has seen thousands of pitches, which means that her goal isn’t to watch a unique performance—it’s to quickly separate the wheat from the chaff. If your pitch does these four things, I promise—you will get a follow-up meeting, and you’ll probably get an offer to invest.
Chris YehFebruary 4, 2014
Creating any kind of change requires rallying people to your cause. This post is about how to make that happen.
Teju RavilochanAugust 12, 2013