Expert Dojo Vancouver Accelerator – Starts Thursday May 4
Thu, May 04 - Fri, Jun 30 @
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
The Profile Labs
375 Water Street
Join us for three days of preparation to attend the West Coast’s largest early stage investment event taking place at Expert Dojo Accelerator in Santa Monica California at the end of June. Presented by Bill McGraw, Vancouver based startup entrepreneur currently Executive in Residence at Wavefront, serving on several boards and dedicated to helping BC based startups to connect to the broader US market through his business contacts from 10 years spent in Southern California.
Day 1 – Thursday May 4 – 10 am – 5 pm
Day 1 begins with an introduction to the Expert Dojo community with a talk by Brian McMahon, Expert Dojo founder and CEO. You will learn about the programs, experts and resources available to you now that you are a part of the Expert Dojo family. Brian will set the stage and expectations of what to expect and how to prepare for the Investor Event, taking place June 26-30 at the Dojo in Santa Monica.
In the afternoon, local strategist John McDonald, founder of Firstep, a Vancouver based innovation service, will facilitate a session on Edge Thinking, the Firstep approach to identifying the forces that innovative entrepreneurs need to be aware of and consider to ensure the success of their company.
Day 2 – Thursday May 25 – 10 am – 5 pm
The morning of Day 2 is spent ensuring your branding and positioning are clear and succinct. Katrina Carroll-Foster, founder and CEO of Kollectively, will walk through your brand and market positioning, giving tips, feedback and practical steps to improve and sharpen your brand and messaging.
In the afternoon, Marc Stoiber, founder of Marc Stoiber Brand Strategy, will present his newest innovative product, Pitch DIY, that provides a framework for creating the story of your company and delivering it with passion, clarity and excitement.
Day 3 – Thursday June 20 – 10 am – 5 pm
During Day 3 you will give your pitch, receive feedback, modify your pitch and give it again in front of a supportive panel of angels, VCs, mentors and industry insiders. This will give you a chance to hone the presentation and ensure your pitch is clear and compelling.
The Finale is going to be at the Expert DOJO Investor Festival in the last week of June. A whole week of investors and startups – https://expertdojo.com/events/the-biggest-startup-pitch-event-in-the-usa-850-investor-pitches-for-150-expert-dojo-startups/
Online bookings are not available for this event.
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