Elevator Pitches

Watch: Why You Must Know Your Value and Generate Investor Enthusiasm

Contestants on this week's episode of "Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch" learn if you want investment, you need a bit of excitement and some kind of a track record, not one or the other.<p><i>On the new streaming show</i> Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch<i>, founders step into the</i> <i>Entrepreneur Elevator</i> <i>and have just 60</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Elevator Pitch | MPOWERD Luci inflatable solar light

In 2012, I founded MPOWERD and created the Luci, an inflatable solar light with the goal of making an affordable clean energy product that people …

Networking

Elevator Pitch: DreamWalk

Image: Supplied<p>Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for …

Networking

Top 3 Ways for Building a Word-of-Mouth Business

How to get more referrals.<p>As a speaker and marketing coach by trade, I'm often asked what people can do to build a more referral-based, word-of-mouth practice. Because make no mistake about it: When it comes to client acquisition, referrals can play a huge part in your success -- or lack …

Networking

The 5 Essential Rules Of Networking

By Jennifer Billock<p><i>The following article is part of “The Path,” a series presented by JPMorgan Chase that helps young people in their first jobs.</i><p>For Ona Ekhomu, networking comes relatively easy. In fact, Ekhomu says networking helped him quickly rise through several companies, and land his current …

Networking

Elevator Pitch | Ecōths men's lifestyle clothing

With a family legacy dating back to 1965, Ecōths is a men’s clothing brand that brings together the triple bottom line of People, Planet and Product. …

Clothing

Elevator Pitch | Seek Dry Goods creates cool outdoor-inspired apparel and accessories

<b>Ride the elevator with Seek Dry Goods co-founders Amanda and Larry McMahon.</b><p>The idea for Seek Dry Goods began back in July 2016 in the village of …

Four-Word Stories Are Short, Sweet and Really Powerful

A few years ago, I read a blog post by James Buckhouse on the effectiveness of four-word stories. It had a huge impact on how I approach and teach …

Storytelling

Broncos Business Huddle connects local business leaders

DENVER — Imagine you're sharing an elevator with three prominent business leaders. Your business is small but promising, and maybe, if they're …

Small Business

Attracting investment: mastering the elevator pitch

You meet an investor on your way into the lift. Can you persuade them to back your business by the time you’re at the top floor?<p>Condensing your business plan into just 30 seconds might sound like an editing nightmare. But the elevator pitch is about expressing the basics, while intriguing investors …

Venture Capital

Elevator Pitch: Watson X Watson

Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This …

Entrepreneurship

5 Ways To Take Your Elevator Pitch To The Next Level

Use these simple tips to successfully pitch a prospective client or investor.<p>Regardless of whether you're selling a product or service, you need to be able to communicate what it is as well as its benefits in under 60 seconds. This "elevator pitch" not only needs to be informative but also exciting</i> …

Networking

How I Succeeded: Sweet&Chilli's Cam Northway

Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. …

MacBook Pro

Make your Elevator Pitch to the outdoor industry

Can you convince someone to buy your new product—or check out your new company—in the time it take to go from ground level to the 25 floor in an …

Outdoors

Top 10 reasons entrepreneurs who need an elevator pitch dont have one

Reason #10 – Is the Elevator Pitch even relevant anymore in 2017?<p>Good question!<p>Let’s consider the stats. Consumer research tells us that:<p>On average …

Networking

‘Riverdale’ Is Back And It Doubled Its Ratings Between Seasons

When <i>Riverdale</i> first launched, the very <i>premise</i> seemed a bit silly: <i>Twin Peaks</i>, but set in the Archie Comics universe. But the show quickly proved itself to be a smart soap, as much about the unfinished business of adults as the teens solving an unnerving murder mystery. And, from the looks of things, …

TV

Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch Ep. 4: The Fire Extinguisher and the Screwdriver of the 21st Century?

On each weekly episode of <i>Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch</i>, entrepreneurs hoping for funding learn just how crucial the first 60 seconds of a business …

Entrepreneurship

Poll | What's your favorite type of SNEWS story?

At SNEWS, we have the pleasure of covering a wide variety of interesting outdoor news. We profile retail shops for our #CoolShop stories and hear out …

The Ultimate Startup Interview Prep Worksheet

The worksheet will remind you to go over information like:<p>The date/time of your interview<br>• Who you're meeting with<br>• Your checklist for the night …

Employment

Please Stop Asking Me Why I Converted

A week after I emerged from the <i>mikveh</i> (ritual bath) as a Voluntary Member of the Tribe at age 18, I departed on a summer Birthright trip like the …

Jewish Culture

Elevator Pitch: Willi Footwear

Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This …

Entrepreneurship

Gilbert's elevator pitch to Amazon

• Dan Gilbert has assembled a team that will submit a proposal to Amazon.<br>• Amazon is deciding where to invest $5 billion for new office space for 50,000 …

Rick Snyder

Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch Ep2: 'Has Anybody Not Seen That Product?'

Each week, <i>Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch</i> gives aspiring entrepreneurs one minute to prove that their product or business is the next million-dollar …

Entrepreneurship

14 Questions I Ask Managers in Intake Meetings

When it comes to intake meetings, I never rely on job descriptions because they’re often outdated or inaccurate wish lists. I don’t even read job …

Recruitment

Leading successful change in schools

Whether you’re introducing learning portfolios, deploying a 1:1 device program or shifting to a new curricular framework the challenge is inherently …

Project Management

Elevator Pitch: Weploy

Image: Supplied<p>Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for …

An Evolving Product Management Framework

<b>By Dinker Charak, Principal Product Manager</b><p>Founders of pre-revenue start-ups or pre-series A startups and product managers of early-age products have …

Product Management

How to Bring Amazon to Boston

Five Elevator Pitches for Bringing Amazon to Boston<p>How some of the city's brightest design and development experts would sell Jeff Bezos on Boston.<p>By …

Boston

Want To Buy Travel Better? Use Big Data

<i>On my radio show,</i> <i>Launch Pad</i><i>, I talk with entrepreneurs about their startups, and once a month I choose an Elevator Pitch Of The Month. This month my selection is Alex Mans, Founder of Flyr.</i><p>I love everything about travel. I travel a lot, and I adore startups that make anything about travel faster, …

Machine Learning

15 Things Small Business Owners Really Need to Know

15 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know<p>By Rieva Lesonsky<p><b>1—Should You Start a Side Business?</b><p>Thinking of starting a business, but not quite ready to leave …

Small Business