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Pitch Strong

May 5, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn to present a strong pitch to investors through attending our Pitch Strong webinar.

About this Event

Elevate Ventures and Velocities invite you to join us for a Pitch Strong webinar. This event will help entrepreneurs give effective and compelling pitches to investors.

The Pitch Strong webinar is designed to provide a framework of what needs to be included in a pitch to investors in order to stand out and captivate their attention, as well as discuss tips for presenting.

  • Title Slide
  • The Problem
  • The Solution
  • Market Size
  • Competition
  • Business Model
  • Marketing and Sales
  • IP/Technology
  • Money and Milestones

We will also have a special design overview from Startup Studio! Startup Studio is a team of experienced Bloomington and Columbus designers who help startups acquire and engage customers and investors through thoughtful branding & design services for startups. Startup Studio understands the specific needs of startups & creates powerful tools.



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Jacob Schpok

Jacob Schpok serves as the Vice President of Entrepreneurial Services and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Elevate Ventures. Before joining Elevate, Jacob co-founded two startups in the SaaS and logistics industries and worked in a senior leadership role for a telecommunications startup in Indianapolis. Jacob also has an extensive background in state government, where he served as the State Director of the Indiana Small Business Development Center and the Executive Director of the Indiana Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Brooke Hawkins

Brooke Hawkins is a visual communication designer based in Columbus, Indiana. With nearly 20 years of experience working in a multitude of design disciplines, her practice has evolved to focus primarily on helping small businesses and nonprofit organizations achieve their goals. She specializes in graphic design related to branding, creative direction, print and website design.

Brooke sits on the board of Columbus Museum of Art & Design and is an active volunteer and thought-leader in Columbus’ creative community. She is the Creative Director of Echo Bravo, a Columbus-based creative collective.



May 5, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Elevate Ventures