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Babson College

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The Blank Center’s #How2Tuesday series continues on Tuesday, September 24 at 5pm in the Blank Center Televideo Room: How 2 Pitch to Investors with Debi Kleiman, Executive Director of the Blank Center!

Entrepreneurs need to be good storytellers, in particular for their investor pitches. The ability to craft an effective venture narrative and an engaging presentation can make a profound difference in which ventures receive investor attention and which get passed over in the funding process.

In this session, you will learn about what investors value when listening to pitches, what to include in your pitch, how to prepare for your pitch, and how to tell your story in the most compelling way possible so you can get to the next step.

About Debi Kleiman
As the Executive Director of the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship, Debi works with students, alumni, and faculty, as well as the broader entrepreneurial community, to accelerate the practice of entrepreneurship. She leads the Blank Center’s strategy, new initiatives, and team to help develop the programs of the Butler Launch Pad and Babson’s highly-rated entrepreneur experiences, such as the B.E.T.A. Challenge and the Summer Venture Program. In addition, she has oversight of two of Babson’s major entrepreneurship academic research initiatives: the BCERC Conference and GEM.

Before coming to Babson, Debi was the Managing Director and Executive Vice President at Havas Media in Boston. Formerly, she was president of the Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange (MITX), and an executive at C-space (formerly Communispace) for five years before its sale to Omnicom DAS. She has been an advisor to startups and an advocate for Boston’s innovation community for over 10 years and has mentored entrepreneurs at MassChallenge, Harvard’s iLab, and TechStars Boston. Earlier in her career, she held marketing leadership roles at Procter & Gamble, Welch’s, and the Coca-Cola Company. Debi has a BS from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

What are #How2Tuesdays?:
Want to learn something really practical to get your startup moving in the right direction? #How2Tuesdays are short, workshop style sessions meant to bring you very specific, user friendly instruction on some of the most important things you need to know for your venture. Every Tuesday at 5pm in the Blank Center! Learn more about #How2Tuesdays.




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