Guest blog: Practice your pitch workshop. Ricardo Sanchez.

A guest blog for Business of Software from Ricardo Sanchez, leader of out of Austin who is organising, alongside Jason Cohen and Zuly Gonzalez, the, 'Practice your pitch workshops' at Business of Software in two weeks. (Some tickets still available if you are quick).

Ricardo Sanchez:

Would you like to pitch your startup to a group of people and experienced entrepreneurs? Good news! The Practice Your Pitch workshop organized by two bright entrepreneurs (Zuly Gonzalez and Jason Cohen) and myself will give you that opportunity at Business of Software 2011.

How It Works

Four lucky startups will have the opportunity to pitch their startup to the workshop audience. The startups will get their undivided attention for 5 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of open & honest feedback from entrepreneurs who have been there before. 

We will select the four startups before the date of the workshop in order to give them time to prepare their pitch. If you are interested, signup for the Practice Your Pitch workshop and contact me.

Why Participate

If you are a startup looking for funding or for people to work with you, then you need to have a good elevator pitch and there is nothing better to accomplish this than by practicing and getting feedback from other entrepreneurs. That is what this workshop is all about.

If you are just starting, finding the right name and logo, a perfect domain name, the right color scheme for your website, etc. is probably in your priority list. However, talking to people about your idea, asking them for feedback and being prepared to pitch your startup should be one of your top priorities. An opportunity to talk to a potential investor or potential co-founder could happen at any time and you want to be prepared with a good elevator pitch when the opportunity arrives. This workshop will help you with that.

In summary, having the ability to communicate efficiently with people and explain what your company does is key to success. Practicing and polishing your pitch will help you greatly with this and we are here to help.

Sounds interesting? Make sure you sign-up to present at the Practice Your Pitch workshop today and be one of the lucky startups to pitch and get valuable feedback from the workshop audience and from smart entrepreneurs that have been there before.

See you soon in Boston at the Business of Software Conference 2011!

Ricardo D. Sanchez

See you in Boston at Business of Software.