HOW TO Make The Perfect Pitch (Part I/III)

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Four years ago, I’ve dived into the startup world and I’ve seen a few hundreds (or more?) startup pitches since then, from early stage to mature companies. With this experience and a great presentation from the amazing Jean-Pierre Vuilleumier (who I’d like to thank for his energy at helping Swiss startups and what he taught me) in mind, I thought that some tips on how to pitch your startup could be helpful. I’ve also recently observed that the need for pitch coaching/training is really present, for first time entrepreneurs as well as for more experienced ones. I do not pretend to reinvent the art of pitching, but sincerely hope that it will help you make a greater impact… To make it digestible, I’ve decided to split the content in a blog serie that will be published on Mondays. Don’t forget …

DeinDeal.ch Launches an e-Commerce Incubator

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Adrian Locher, one of the 3 co-founders of the Swiss daily deal platform DeinDeal.ch, presented his company and announced a new incubation program during Swiss Startup Camp 2012 Saturday in Basel. Before explaining the program, let’s take a moment to learn a little about DeinDeal.ch’s journey. In January 2010, he and his co-founders were observing Groupon’s success (started just around 15 months ago in the US) and noticed that nobody was doing something similar in Switzerland. A Business Plan written, a 18m2 office rented, 2 employees hired, an investment of CHF 25’000.- and the first version of DeinDeal was launched mid-March 2010. The startup sold 95 coupons during the first 24 hours… number of coupons that are now sold in just 3 minutes (!), which is representative of the fast and amazing growth DeinDeal experienced during its 24 months of …