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HUB LA WORKBENCH: Deconstruct Your Deck

The Hub LA

Friday, February 8, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PST)

HUB LA WORKBENCH:  Deconstruct Your Deck

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Public (includes 2 sessions for you and co-founder; total of 6 hours) Ended $395.00 $21.80
Hub LA Member (includes 2 sessions for you and co-founder; total of 6 hours) Ended $250.00 $14.74

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Deconstruct Your Deck:  How to Build an Effective Investor Presentation with Focus on Social Enterprise


This workshop is for committed founders and social entrepreneurs who have prepared an investor presentation, and want to have their pitches and presentation skills candidly evaluated by professional social investors, and venture capitalists prior to engaging in active fund-raising.

The evaluation is provided by veteran LA VC Jon Funk of Ocean Road Partners and another invited social angel investor.

There are two sessions in the workshop.
Friday, February 8, 2pm - 5pm
Friday, February 15, 2pm - 5pm.

The format is the same in each session: Each of the five attendee companies will present for 18-20 minutes, followed by 10-12 minutes of immediate feedback in front of the entire group.

The two-session sequence provides the presenting companies the opportunity to do a revision cycle after the first presentation, and then receive updated feedback a second time.

It's required that you have a deck developed as far as you can take it on your own and that you're ready to get external opinions.

Feedback will include:

  • A thorough, detailed, constructive, slide-by-slide teardown by Jon Funk and an invited investor/vc (to be announced).
  • Feedback on every section-management, product, market, and financials
  • What to leave in/out, what to emphasize, best slide sequencing.
  • In addition to the deck itself you'll receive candid feedback on your presentation skills.
  • The price includes 2 individual attendees per ticket. Preferably both are founders.

Visit Jon's MeetUp to see what others have said about this workshop in the past.

About Jon Funk – Ocean Road Partners
Jon Funk is the founder of Ocean Road Partners and a veteran Los Angeles venture capitalist and Advisor to Hub Los Angeles. He directed first-round investments in numerous startups, including LA-area successes Sandpiper Networks (acquired for $630M in 2000), (acquired for $430M 2004) and Shopzilla (acquired for $560M in 2005). He is an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Pepperdine University and was inducted into the Los Angeles Venture Association Hall of Fame in 2012.

Have questions about HUB LA WORKBENCH: Deconstruct Your Deck? Contact The Hub LA

When & Where

Hub Los Angeles
830 Traction Ave
3A (up purple stairs at back of parking lot)
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Friday, February 8, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PST)

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The Hub LA

The Hub LA connects, empowers, and resources Angelenos working to create positive change in the world. Whether you are a high impact consultant, entrepreneur, investor or innovator, we offer you the best of a social club, an innovation agency, a co-working office, an incubator, and a think-tank all in one.

Hub LA addresses an acute lack of support for blended value businesses (social, environmental and financial) by providing a high-density location to access knowledge, networks, capital and, above all, experience and encounter diverse people doing amazing things. Over 7000 square feet of flexible work, meeting, and event space in the Downtown LA Arts District provides a productive, collaborative atmosphere to members. Visit to learn more about our amenities, programming, and monthly membership levels.

830 Traction Avenue, Third Floor. Los Angeles 90013.

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