San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Successful startups are made of more than just good ideas--they are made of great stories. A well-honed story about who you are, what you do, and why the world should care is critical to connecting with investors, customers and the strategic partners you need to succeed.
But if telling a great story were that easy, we'd all be doing it. Truth is, building a strong company narrative is hard work, requiring an equal measure of creativity, discipline and experimentation.
In this first of a three-part series on building and telling your company story, we will start with the fundamentals of building a compelling baseline for your pitch, harnessing insights into your value proposition, customers, go-to-market strategy, and other components of your "business model canvas." We will ask (and answer) questions like "who are your people," "what makes you and your team special," "why does the world need you," "how do you make money?" etc. And, we will talk about the basic "storytelling" toolkit every entrepreneur needs.
The activities will be hands-on and participation is limited to ensure that we can work as a group and one-on-one with everyone.
We'll work hard and then reward ourselves with food, drinks and merriment. This event is free, but registration is required.
More About the Series:
Over the course of the series, we will work with participants to 1) zero in on your unique story 2) craft a compelling pitch, and 3) learn how to use your body (posture, voice and presentation) to seal the deal.
Even if you are just getting started, this series will help you lay a strong foundation for the future--so don't be shy. You don't need to attend all three, but we strongly recommend it to get the best benefit.
When & Where
The Founders League is where Rhode Island’s startup community comes together to make great things happen. We offer community, space and programming where entrepreneurs at all stages of development can find inspiration and support.
The Founders League was created through a partnership between Betaspring, the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, University of Rhode Island and Brown University.