The Ultimate Guide For Budding Entrepreneurs

We all know that idea alone cannot make a good winning pitch. A good pitch includes an MVP, an aesthetically appealing pitch deck and a great pitch script. For all my aspiring entrepreneurs, I know the pain of finding resources which will help me make my presentation, an award-winning pitch. This article is your ultimate guide towards taking your presentation to a whole new level. 




MVP

 Your Minimum Viable Product could be in any form, right from a website, to an app or a 3D model. You need to understand that your MVP is just a start and in the future, you are going to upgrade your product to a better one. So it is ok if your MVP isn’t up to your expectation. 

Here are some links to amazing websites which can transform your pen-paper idea into a reality. 



 APPS

You don’t necessarily need to know the coding order to present a working app. Credits to technological advancement, any person without a coding background can show a working model of their app. 


Keynote and Powerpoint 

Keynote and PowerPoint are probably there a most convenient tool where you can make a demo of your app. My MVP was on keynote and it does a marvellous job. 





Adobe Xdcc 

An alternative to PowerPoint and keynote is Adobe Xdcc. Free of cost, more efficient than Keynote and PowerPoint and creates interactive app designs. 





Appypie

Appy Pie is a mobile app creator released for Android, iOS, Fire OS, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry platforms that allows its users to create and monetize different types of mobile apps.







Websites 

If your MVP is a website, then here are some of my best picks for you: 


Wix 

Wix offers an easy drag-and-drop site builder to create small websites. There are 100s of free templates available. Wix provides its web hosting as well as domain names (free and paid). The Wix App Market makes it easy to add extra functionality such as photo galleries or e-commerce.





Weebly 

Weebly is a free website builder that allows anybody to build their websites quickly and with ease. It is a very popular platform, and has more than 12 million registered users for one very simple reason – Weebly is a free website builder, and it's darn easy to use






3D Models 

For designing 3D models here are my go-to resources:- 


Tinkercad 

A fantastic beginner program, that leads you to learn complex things through simple quests. 



Sketch Up Free 

SketchUp is a 3D modelling computer program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, landscape architecture, civil and mechanical engineering, film and video game design.





PITCH 

How to deliver a winning pitch? 

To deliver a winning pitch, our pitch structure should be really powerful. A winning pitch should have a relevant why what and how including you business model. 


1) WHY 

Why are you doing what are you doing? Your why should emphasize the problem you are aiming to solve with your solution. The first few seconds of your pitch is your why. Your first few seconds defines your pitch and how the approach of your audience to it. If your why is boring then no one will listen to your pitch, if you start off with a BANG! Or rhetorical question which makes the audience think and interpret about the cause, then you are on the right track! 


2) WHAT

What is your solution in one line? One line should explain your entire solution. 


3) HOW

Explain in detail how your solution work. After that, elucidate on how your business model is sculptured and what is your price point including the investment needed. 





PITCH DECK 


Your Pitch deck should be modern, aesthetic, short and crisp 

Entrepreneurs often make the mistake of making their pitch wordy. Ain’t nobody got the time to sit and go through a 40-page pitch deck.

Even if you don’t have a background of graphic designing, you still can make an aesthetically pleasing pitch deck. Here is how: 


Canva 

Canva is a simplified graphic-design tool. It is used by non-designers as well as professionals. The tools can be used for both web and print media design and graphics.

Envato 




Envato Market is a collection of themed marketplaces, where creatives sell digital assets to help bring your ideas to life. Buy anything from Photoshop actions and video footage to advanced WordPress themes and plugins.




Keynote

It is all you need to create, edit, and give stunning presentations straight from your iPhone or iPad. Apple's Keynote is the presentation component of their work productivity suite of software, and a companion app to Pages for word processing and Numbers for spreadsheets. Keynote Templates (APPLE USERS ONLY)







Piktochart

 

Piktochart is an online tool for creating infographics, presentation slides, reports, flyers, posters, and more, for both print and online audiences. Combining charts, graphs, text, and built-in graphics, teachers and students can easily assemble and present information using the drag-and-drop interface.






Emaze 

Emaze is an online, web-based presentation creator that can be used to build and edit presentations on any personal computer (and soon to be a tablet as well).




Google Slides 

Google Slides is an online presentations app that allows you to show off your work in a visual way. Here's what you can do with Google Slides: Create and edit presentations. Edit a presentation with friends or coworkers, and share it with others effortlessly.



Powtoon 

PowToon is a web-based animation software that allows you to quickly and easily create animated presentations with your students by manipulating pre-created objects, imported images, provided music and user created voice-overs.




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Written By:

Aastha Das

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