2018 Venture Contest HHQ Workshop: Pitch Like a Pro (Part Two)


On August 31, 2018, the Second Mentor Workshop Part Two: Pitch Like a Pro just ended at the Sydney Haymarket HQ. This is also the second training workshop organized by “Win in Suzhou” for the public and participants.

Now that you've built a great pitch deck, it's time to present it. Part Two is all about the delivery—how to win over the audience, and most importantly, the judges. Learn presentation skills to make your pitch memorable and get insights on what investors are really looking for from entrepreneurs with real pitching experience. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/hhq-workshop-pitch-like-a-pro-part-two-tickets-48435723553?aff=erelexpmlt#

We have invited Justin Liang, CEO and co-founder of Inspace XR, the champion of the 2017 Alibaba Cloud Entrepreneurship Competition (Australia). 
In the last workshop, on August 7, he gave a wonderful presentation of how to connect with investors in the early stage of the venture, and pitch the project perfectly to the investors. 

In the beginning, Justin Liang quoted the famous saying of the boxing champion Ali, The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the lines, in the gym and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights, which means that you have to prepare for the Contest.
He also proposed three key points in the entrepreneurial competition: Eligibility, Judges, and Criteria. He suggested that the audience must review their own projects and also the competitions or conferences they want to participate in, so that they can see the compliance. At the same time, you must "know" the audience or referees, know their professional level and their interests, adjusting the content and speed of the speech according to the audience.
In addition, understanding the criteria is also an essential step, which can focus on the highlights and eliminate the babble.

Then Justin suggested that everyone must "tell the story", create an image for the audience, and connect your vision with the audience and investors. The attendees volunteered themselves to the stage and talked about their background stories and their portfolios. Attendees gave constructive feedback and comment to each other.

Everyone has a more systematic and visual understanding of the Ventur Contest. In the Q&A session, people interested in the what to do when meeting the bottlenecks when launching to the market. Justin has experience on these issues and gave his own opinions. People are looking forward to partcipating in the future contests.
We hope that these two mentor sessions will expand the train of thought for everyone, and cope with the actual combat in the next actual battle to find the partner.

Thanks for your support and applying for the 2018 “Win-in-Suzhou” Venture Contest for International Entrepreneurs in Oceania. The applications will be passed to the organizers in Suzhou. The submitted projects will be assessed by the experts from the different fields. And the shortlist will be released in October.