Business Analysis · Business model

Where to get feedback on pitchdeck and business model?

Anonymous

June 4th, 2020

I want to know how viable my business model is and how realistic the overall business is.

David M

June 6th, 2020

I am amazed by some of the answers. Annnnd the assumption races are off! So I will say this. Post a more thought provoking and detailed comment/question and you will get a better, more applicable answer, rather than invite the "let me tell you what random thought I think I know about entrepreneurship even if it has no contextual bearing just to attempt to illustrate I know something." Happy to evaluate if you want to connect.

Paul Garcia marketing exec & business advisor

June 7th, 2020

You don't need feedback on a pitch deck because you have nothing to pitch yet. Your business model should be defined by validation of your marketing strategy. If you don't know how realistic the business is, you have failed to conduct basic research, and develop and validate a marketing strategy. Your research and marketing strategy inform you what your model should be, they determine whether your idea is a business, and they direct you to build your plan. Not the other way around. While you can collect anecdotal information about your idea, that is not the same as real research within your industry and marketplace. Your idea right now has too many ifs. Resolve those ifs before determining if there's a business to be constructed. Your next step after that is building your plan. Once you have your plan together, you can review it with some expert resources. And once you have further refined your plan, you can consider what pitch you might make. Your plan however, should be initially based on how you would build your business if you never received any outside money. No need really to pitch if you can build the business on your own. Consider very few companies ever get outside money, you should have a plan that recognizes that likely state of funds.

Steve Lehman Investor, Entrepreneur

June 4th, 2020

Pitch practice and pitch to investors - CoFoundersLab, Start-Up Accelerator program. Big value for any Start-Up or Growing Company. We have live one-hour video conferences for Accelerator members with Q&A and fine-tuning both pitch decks and pitches for capital raise. We are also going to be presenting Companies, when ready, to investors at 1000 Angels. You should take a look and consider it. Recently lowered as a give-back from $999. per year to only $29. per month. Here is the Accelerator landing page with the link to the application: http://info.cofounderslab.com/cfl-accelerator-lp

To your success! Steve

Ric Fleisher

June 4th, 2020

Happy to take a look

James W. Thomas Principal at Ultrasonic

June 4th, 2020

Have you taken some reasonable measures to safeguard your Intellectual Property?


I would advise you to, at a minimum, request for parties with whom you're sharing to sign an MNDA (templates readily available online). I'd also suggest you do a "poor man's patent" in which you mail yourself a synopsis of your business model.

Steve Owens Startup Expert

June 4th, 2020

You can send it to me and I'll take a look. I am sure there are others on this platform that will take a look as well.

Andy Freeman Product Management and ... - Looking for new opportunities

June 4th, 2020

As of 2013, the United States is "first to file", so the "poor man's patent" (mailing yourself a copy of your IP) is a waste of time.


https://www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/newsletter/inventors-eye/first-inventor-file-here-learn-how-it-works

Andy Freeman Product Management and ... - Looking for new opportunities

June 4th, 2020

Have you demonstrated customer demand?


"demonstrate" means that 10-100 people previously unknown to you have said "I'd give you money for this today". Better yet, "I'll give you money today to be the first to get it." (If you're planning to monetize attention from a community, such as Facebook, the number is 100-200.)


Varun Channa Innovative turnaround specialist in the new digital world

June 4th, 2020

If you have a mentor u work with or an excolleague u can bounce it off them in broad terms. Else do an elevator pitch to some accelerators/Angel investors and see the response. wish u luck