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Polar Bear Pitching is probably the most chilling startup pitching competitions on earth. Literally! In 2018, the event was conducted in Oulu, Finland. A hole is cut out in the frozen Baltic sea and entrepreneurs are asked to pitch their startups for funding. There is no time limit for the pitch. The only condition, the entire pitch has to be made while half submerged in the freezing water. Talk about motivation to cut it short and wrap up faster! Image Source – Polar Bear Pitching Now we know that the likelihood of pitching a startup in similar conditions for most entrepreneurs is low and while you may not have to stand in ice-cold water, there are numerous situations which demand a quick discussion of your pitch. In your favorite coffee shop, restaurant, while on your way to your office in the elevator, you can potentially end up face to face…

And behind every successful woman too. A strong pitch is the foundation of every ambitious project. All throughout history, every great business, movement and social cause has begun with a powerful pitch. Armed with little more than their words, many throughout history have launched a business, recruited a team, gained funding and even changed the world. Back in 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave the iconic speech which is considered to be one of the best speeches ever because of its central pitch that touched the hearts of millions of African Americans fighting for their right for equality. He said: “I have a dream that someday this nation will live up to its creed that all men are created equal.” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. These mere 20 words had such an impact that they rose to become the core pitch to the African American Movement for Social…

Great Ideas come too often, yet selling them successfully is the toughest cookie to crack. And this has happened time and again with entrepreneurs who go to great lengths to show how a new business plan or a creative concept is practical and high margin—only to be shot-down by decision makers who don’t truly understand the real value of the Idea. Similarly, Venture capitalists and business angels together provide more than $50 billion in funding to more than 75,000 U.S. businesses every year. However, hundreds of thousands more entrepreneurs seek hundreds of billions of dollars in capital annually without success. One quick solution that entrepreneurs use is to search the internet for templates based on winning Pitch decks. Sounds pretty simple, right? Simply copy paste the template, edit your data on it and you are on your way to the next Billion Dollar Startup. Food for thought: Back in 2015,…