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Pitch Perfect: Craft a Captivating Story

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900 Fort Street Mall

Suite 1888

Honolulu, HI 96813

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Pitching is an art and a science. Whether you’re seeking outside investment, hiring new employees, or searching for a co-founder, you’ll need to craft a presentation that excites your audience. No matter what you’re pitching, every presentation needs to hit key touch points. Learn these essentials of pitching, including how to frame your pitch to fit any situation and how to tell a captivating story that incites an emotional response. At the close of the course, you’ll get to put it all together and deliver your pitch to a live audience made up of your classmates plus investors who will offer constructive feedback.


Omar Sultan, Sultan Ventures

Omar is an investor, mentor, and community builder who believes innovation is key to shaping the world’s future for the better. Dedicated to empowering innovators, Omar is the co-founder and managing partner of Sultan Ventures and its award-winning XLR8UH program, ranked as one of the top 30 accelerators in the US. Since 2009, Sultan Ventures has driven innovation forward by providing onramps to entrepreneurship and championing visionary entrepreneurs who are improving the way we live and work.

Named one of Hawaii Business Magazine’s 20 for the next 20 and Pacific Business News’ Forty under 40, Omar has also been recognized along with his brother Tarik as the Hawaii Venture Capital Association’s Investors of the Year.

He holds an MBA from the Shidler College of Business and a BSM in Finance from Tulane University’s AB Freeman School of Business.



March 20th, 6:00PM - 8:30PM

Build Your Base. Every slide has a purpose, and there’s a formula for success. Regardless of your audience, every great pitch deck will have a set of fundamental slides that can be used for any presentation.


March 27th, 6:00PM - 8:30PM

Bait Your Hook. They say all marketers tell stories, and every presentation is a unique story. Telling a captivating story is crucial to keeping your audience hooked and interested.


April 3rd, 6:00PM - 8:30PM

Pitch on Point. Once you start fundraising, your pitch needs to hit all the right investor touch points. Angel Investors and Venture Capital firms hear hundreds of pitches. If your deck doesn’t hit these key points, you might not even make it into the room.


April 10th, 6:00PM - 8:30PM

Live Pitch. Apply what you’ve learned and practice your pitch in front of a live audience to get constructive feedback on your performance.

WHAT: Pitch Perfect, with Sultan Ventures

WHEN: Wednesday nights, March 20th - April 10th, 6:00PM to 8:30PM

WHERE: XLR8HI - Hawaiʻi's Entrepreneurship Center

*XLR8HI Classes are open to XLR8HI Members and available on a first come, first served basis.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email aloha@xlr8hi.com for more information

Where do I sign up for memberships?

Visit our website to get started today.

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