Who can Join?
Early stage Emirati entrepreneurs/startups
Date and timings:
Mon 16th July 4- 8pm
Tue 17th July 8- 4pm (you will only need to be present for 30mins on either Tuesday or Wednesday)
Wed 18th July 8- 4pm (you will only need to be present for 30mins on either Tuesday or Wednesday)
Thu 19th July 9- 4pm
Key Learning Objectives:
Learn how investors think.
Develop fact-based business presentation content.
Prepare and pitch a killer business presentation.
Amazing Perks for Most Active Participants:
Top two pitches will be offered to exhibit their startup at GITEX 2018, the largest Technology show in the Middle East, Africa & South Asia
Best pitch will be offered a complimentary office space at Tejar, Dubai Chamber, for 6 months
Best performance will be given the opportunity to work with Entrepreneur Middle East Magazine, producing an article that will feature of Dubai Startup Hub platform and our Newsletter
Details of the four day training:
This interactive training provides insights in the value and ingredients of a killer business plan, how to prepare for seed or venture funding and how to be insanely great in front of an audience.
The finer details:
Statistics show that angel investors and venture capitalists don't really fund existing young companies. Only 1% of all submitted business plans receive funding. One of the major issues young companies that don't get funding face is the lack of understanding on how investors think:
Entrepreneurs are optimists (amplifying sells projection, go for a higher price per unit based on assumed gain to customer, without significant customer validation) and focus on success whereas investors are skeptics and focus on potential risks. Investors focus on break-even and positive cash flow whereas entrepreneurs focus on product development and revenue projections. Finally, investors have a short attention span and are easily distracted by poor preparation, vague information, and a lack of convincing evidence.
A great pitch, on the other hand, is brief (gets to the point quickly), has an attractive overall appearance, is well organized (with a table of contents and numbered pages), is market-oriented in meeting customers' needs, shows evidence of customer acceptance and greater TAM (Total Addressable Market), and is delivered in an insanely great way. As Gregory Berns said "A person can have the greatest idea in the world. But if that person can't convince enough other people, it doesn't matter."
This personalized training will provide insights for young companies in how to build a professional business presentation in just a few easy steps, plus demonstrate why business planning that is actionable is so important in the running a successful business.
During this interactive training, you will learn about:
• Wrong/bad assumptions of the presenter and audience
• Understanding how investors think
• Organizing, clarifying, and refining your thoughts
• Developing a successful pitch outline and content (had skills)
• Pitching a killer presentation (soft skills)
NOTICE OF FILMING AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Please be advised that photos, video and audio footage will be taken at this event. By entering the event premises, you give consent to Dubai Chamber and Dubai Startup Hub to photograph and video record your presence at the event, and its subsequent release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, promotional purposes, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by Dubai Chamber, Dubai Startup Hub and its partners.
You release Dubai Chamber, Dubai Startup Hub, its employees, and every person involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, video and audio recordings. By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, web-casting, televising, or other publication of these materials. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by Dubai Chamber, Dubai Startup Hub or the person or entity designated to do so by Dubai Chamber.
You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event.