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Pitch Your Business

Resources selected for this guide will be relevant to those looking for information on how to prepare and deliver a business pitch to funding agencies, clients or business partners.

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  • 15 creative elevator pitch examples for every scenario - To get started creating your own pitch, you first need to understand the basic components that make up any good elevator pitch: introduce yourself, present the problem, present the solution, share your value proposition, add a call to action.

  • The Complete Elevator Pitch Guide  - A gallery of 50+ industry pitch deck examples, free pitch deck template downloads, advice on how to use body language to make your speech more impactful.

CB Insights


  • Elevator pitch - this collection is not limited to just the actual deck, you can also read about other entrepreneurs’ experiences with fundraising.


Guy Kawasaki

Harvard Business School


Pitch Deck Fire

  • The Ignite Blog Archives – top tips on using pitch templates, dos and don’ts, pitching competitions, pitching to different audiences

Pitch Deck Hunt

Startup Grind

University Lab Partners

We Make Future

Wharton Magazine

Canaan Partners

Y Combinator

  • Startup Library – Pitch deck  - design, delivery


The Capital Network

Founder Institute



  • Confidently present your product or service to investors, partners, or potential customers with this library of free pitch deck templates.






Pitch competitions


Pitch Deck Fire



  • The fastest growing tech conference in the US. PITCH is the contest section of the conference where you can compete for three days.

Entrepreneurs’ Organization

  • EO Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) - the premier global competition for students who own and operate a business. Competitions occur throughout the calendar year, with the GSEA Global Finals in June.


Hello Tomorrow

  • Global Challenge - Hello Tomorrow has set up an international and interdisciplinary committee of leading scientists, industry specialists, successful deep tech entrepreneurs and renowned vcs, to select the best startups in each industry track.


South Summit

Startup World Cup

SXSW Pitch

  • About SXSW PitchIn addition, each year, PitchBook, a financial data and software company, complies over a decade’s worth of data into a report for the SXSW Pitch event. Use the 2023 Report from PitchBook to explore industry categories and data on standout past participants from the most VC capital raised to most active investors in SXSW companies and more (scroll down on the page)

Web Summit

  • PITCH is Web Summit’s startup competition that brings together the world’s leading early-stage startups to battle it out onstage.


  • Startup Competition - the largest International Startup Competition in Southern Europe. Download support material and watch winning pitches from past editions on the website.


  • XPRIZE competitions have clear, objective and measurable goals and at their most powerful capture the imaginations of people all over the world inspiring everyone into action.

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