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7-Aug: How to half the time it takes to pitch to investors

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It’s only five minutes, but what should be in it?

Can you be certain you’ve not missed anything?

Did you just spend a day researching the wrong stuff?

Where should you put the effort in?

This workshop will give you insights into the minds of investors. Surprising fact: Most investors don’t know how to evaluate your proposition. It’s a “gut feeling”!

The good news: we’ve seen hundreds of successful and unsuccessful presentations and listened to the best in the industry, so we know the key drivers. By understanding how investors look at your proposition, you’ll immediately understand where to concentrate your efforts. Being laser-focused on creating an impact using three key attributes will dramatically improve your success and reduce the time you spent playing around with words and numbers.

This is especially important in Sydney since the pool of investors is very small and they all talk to each other. Present in front of one investor and that reputation may go before you when you get to Seed.Money, Sydney Angels, or Innovation Bay. You only get one chance to pitch to an investor and first impressions count!

Bring pen, paper and laptop, since this is an interactive workshop where you’ll walk out with a list of ways to improve your next presentation.

Special Offer

If you purchase over $125 of tickets for this series of events, a 20% discount will automatically be added to your basket (discount only applies to tickets bought in the same basket). Please see below for details of other events in the series. For a full list of events head to our Keynote Events page.


18:00 Arrive & networking
18:30 Presentations
19:10 Audience Q&A
19:40 Networking & Light refreshments
20:30 Close

Previous people have said

Great night. Great insights and great food! [AL]

I sincerely appreciated the Meetup last night! You organized and ran it like the pro that you are! Great high-level content delivered by experts. Thanks for putting it together. [RD]

Brilliant. Brian was very informative & I look forward to coming back to many more & participating in workshops. [MF]

Thank you for the fantastic workshop – insightful, inclusive and high-impact. [RZ]

The Speakers

Brian Dorricott

Brian runs the Lean Commercialisation Program which takes individuals and companies from an idea to generating an income. The program is the culmination of Brian’s experience founding and leading two hyper-growth companies, running a Business Angel network and being the Entrepreneur in Residence at the world-famous Bristol University incubator. Working with individuals and CSIRO’s ON program, Brian’s aim is to get Australia into the top ten countries for Entrepreneurship in the world. Brian can be reached via email at or on LinkedIn.


David Kenney

David is a strategic advisor to the founders behind dozens of Australia’s fastest-growing tech companies. Since 1999, he’s been obsessed with helping technology companies grow not just in Australia, but into the U.S. and internationally. David is a mentor, investor and advisor to founders whose companies are collectively worth $2 billion dollars. He is a partner at Hall Chadwick and can be reached via email at or on LinkedIn.

Additional information

Ticket Type

First In, Early Bird, General

Event Details

Date: 2018-08-07

Start time: 18:00

End time: 21:00

Venue: Level 40, HallChadwick, 20 Park St, Sydney

Directions: Head to 2 Park St (just around the corner from Town Hall Station). Take the lift to level 40. Turn toward reception and follow the signs.

Phone: 0451832968