Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Presentation - Berkeley Business Plan Competition
Well, I had assumed the presentation for the competition was next week, but in fact it was today. We were definitely well prepared, because I realized this oversight earlier in the week, but it required us to put together a presentation that was ready for prime time. We spent some long hours putting it together on advice from our go to guys - Ed Harley and Guy Kawasaki (at least the pre 2007 version of him). These guys have excellent resources for presentations which I think I've linked to in the past. In any event, here they are again: Ed Harley's How Software Entrepreneurs can be Successful Presenters to Investors and Guy Kawasaki's 10/20/30 Rule of Powerpoint. His list of ten slides are great. We used something very similar!
As I mentioned in my last post, it's finally beginning to feel like we have a great message, a great business plan, and a great presentation. Maybe it was the b plan competition that drove us to get to this point, but regardless, it feels like we're finally approaching realization of our dreams.
Results are out tonight...