"In an investor pitch you don't have a time limit. You can prepare as much material as you need and either you'll get to it or not. With a product Demo Day/Competition Pitch, you most likely have a 5 minute pitch deck, or like the client I'm now prepping for a YC Demo Day -- 2 minutes!!! (Yikes). So 5 minutes suddenly seems like a lot of time, huh?
The most important thing to remember -- there is no way that you will be able to tell your whole story! You've been working on this company for quite awhile now -- a few minutes just won't cut it. Your goal is not to walk away with an investment -- it's to get them to notice you, to remember you and to want to continue the conversation. So in a sea of tens of other pitches, you must strive to be memorable. And these guidelines should help you do just that:"
1. Opening -- The Why!
2. The Problem/Need/Opportunity
3. The Solution -- How are you solving this?
4. A Killer Product Demo
5. How Far Along Are You?
10. The Ask*
11. Inspiring Ending