Get Individual Attention During Beverage School’s Pitch Practice
May 4, 2010 by BevNET.com Staff
Still looking for that ‘perfect pitch’? Trying to come up with a plan to reach sales or marketing objectives? Wondering why the investors keep turning you away? Let the experts try to help out during BevNET Live/Beverage School’s first-ever “Pitch Practice” for early stage entrepreneurs.
Here’s How: For the June 7th BevNET Live “Beverage School”, a limited number of participants will have the opportunity to have their business plans reviewed by a panel of expert distributors, investors and consultants for advice on growth issues and specific problems related to their individual companies.
These reviews will take place as part of the afternoon breakout sessions; participants must submit business plans ahead of time. The deadline for submission is May 21; those accepted will be notified and scheduled within a week of the deadline. Only attendees of Beverage School are allowed to participate.
In order to apply for Pitch Practice, Beverage School attendees must submit a brief but detailed company summary ahead of time. This document – four and six pages are suggested – will describe your products, distribution and retailing strategy, stage of growth, revenues, and company structure. Panelists will read these ahead of time but will also hear a verbal summary of your questions during the event.
In addition to your company summary, an additional cover page must frame the specific problem or issue for which you are seeking individual consultation – i.e. methods to grow distribution or improve retail execution, product taste or new sku viability, thoughts on branding or re-branding, potential for raising investment.
While existing business plans may also be submitted in lieu of the company summary, they must also be accompanied by a cover page discussing the company’s specific objectives – i.e. methods to grow distribution or improve retail execution, product taste or new sku viability, thoughts on branding or re-branding, potential for raising investment.
We will make every effort to keep sensitive information confidential; however, if you consider something too sensitive to be discussed in front of a small group of peers or a panel of experts, you should leave it out. After a review has been completed, participants may remain to hear other discussions or else move on to other breakout sessions.