Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM CST
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Dayhouse Coworking Highland Park 
2057 Green Bay Road
Highland Park, IL 60035

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Norman Letofsky 
SCORE North Cook and Lake County 

Startup Storytelling: How to Create a Winning Pitch 

One of the major reasons small businesses fail is that they run out of cash. Securing new funding can frequently be time consuming and frustrating. A well designed pitch deck is one of the most powerful tools early stage entrepreneurs can develop to get potential investors, partners and suppliers to understand, care and take action. 

This seminar explores the ten major components necessary to create a winning pitch deck. The presentation includes a review of the key skills that need to be demonstrated and the questions that need to be answered for each component. It also outlines additional information that can help entrepreneurs achieve a variety of goals from raising money to recruiting new partners and suppliers. 



Chris Banakis

Chris Banakis, a SCORE mentor, has an extensive background in sales, marketing, new business development and strategy. He has served as a mentor and coach for Incubator programs at both high school and university levels. He currently operates a boutique business and technology advisory firm that focuses on smart grid and distributed energy resource technologies.