Rockstart Academy kicks off

Last Friday we held the first ever Rockstart Academy workshop. It was on pitching and we had the privilege to have Beth Susanne, a highly succesful pitching coach from Silicon Valley, to lead this workshop.

The day started with everybody giving a one minute pitch. Smart, because that way everybody was involved from the start. Beth immediately gave feedback and constructive criticism to the participating startups. It was followed by a short lecture by Beth on the basics of pitching and the obvious do’s and dont’s.

Next, all the startups had 5 minutes to present their whole pitch.

After lunch the participants formed groups of three to work on their pitch in breakout sessions. When they returned they had to pitch again in one minute. It was great to see how quickly people improved on their pitching skills in such a short amount of time. The group gave great feedback as well.

At the end of the day everybody was excited about the hands-on workshop formula of Rockstart Academy; theory in the morning, practice in the afternoon followed by performing your newly acquired skills at the end of the day.

Before going to the terrace downstairs at Rembrandt square for a well deserved beer or glass of wine the participants could choose between three subjects for the next Rockstart Academy workshop in September. The outcome was almost unanimous: ‘startup finance intelligence’.

If you want to be part of the next workshop sign up here.

If you want more information send us a mail.

posted by Eric Verweij

 

 

  • http://www.facebook.com/steven.lips.98 Steven Lips

    This was really, really good.In a single day, Beth gave me enough confidence to start enjoying being on the stage. Her way of teaching is down-to-earth, focussed and often confronting. And that is exactly what I needed to get out of my head and on to the stage. With the knowledge that if I prepare myself properly and keep sharpening my skills, I can nail every pitch.

  • http://www.facebook.com/steven.lips.98 Steven Lips

    This was really, really good. In a single day, Beth gave me enough confidence to start enjoying being on the stage. Her way of teaching is down-to-earth, focussed and often confronting. And that is exactly what I needed to get out of my head and on to the stage. With the knowledge that if I prepare myself properly and keep sharpening my skills, I can nail every pitch.

    • GN

      Thanks Steven! Have you pitched since you took the workshop?

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