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    This is the newsletter you’ll wish you had yesterday. Ready to Raise is packed with insights, how-to’s, and funding opportunities. It’s sure to elevate your funding knowledge.


    Give yourself the building blocks to craft a high impact pitch deck. Whether you are refining your pitch or starting from scratch, this eBook is an actionable and unforgettable read.

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    This on-demand course hosts 8 lessons with dozens of actionable take-aways that will inspire you to improve your pitch deck and story from day 1.


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    Pitching a Leap of Faith

    Validate your pitch deck against the methodology clearly laid out in Pitching a Leap of Faith.


    You know why you should get funded. But can you tell your story in a way that investors need to hear it? Pitching a Leap of Faith dives into why it’s your job to bridge the gap between where you are now and the future that you are trying to build.


    This simple and actionable ebook walks you through how to:

    • Order your slides to tell an epic story;
    • Clearly define your Problem, Solution and Product (without showing off your product!);
    • Define Market, Competition and Why Now is the time to invest;
    • Present a Business Model, Financials, and Go To Market to proof you will make money;
    • Articulate Traction and your Ask.

    Peppered with hot tips, self-assessment questions and real world examples this eBook is your resource to help you perfect your pitch. 💪


    Hockeystick U

    Introducing Hockeystick U, a free on-demand program of funding courses carefully crafted for entrepreneurs by funding experts.

    What’s included:

    • 8 pitch lessons
    • 8 pitch-deck self-assessments
    • A community of entrepreneurs and experts

    Pitching is one of the hardest challenges for entrepreneurs. Give yourself a leg up by learning from those who’ve pitched and been pitched a 1000 times over.


    What do our customers have to say about Hockeystick's free entrepreneur resources?

    As a 25-yr serial entrepreneur, I've had the opportunity to pitch to many investors and mentors. Raymond took the time to listen carefully to my pitch, and watch my delivery. I was impressed with the how much he was invested in delivering quality and meaningful feedback, both on content and approach. If you can get on the Pitch Lab stage to pitch to Raymond, I would highly recommend it.


    Norm Couturier
    CEO, Terris Earth Intelligence

    I have to say, this was THE BEST pitch deck course I've ever gone through. It was concise, highly valuable, very clear, and opened my eyes to places our deck was not optimally sharing the story. I'm definitely going to be re-visiting the course for our Series-A as well!


    Bolis Ibrahim
    CEO, Argentum Electronics

    “Should be on the reading list of every founder and investor. We need better pitch decks. This book shows you how.”


    Mark MacLeod
    Coach and Advisorex - SurePath, FreshBooks, Real Ventures

    Pitching a Leap of Faith gives you a great framework for building a better pitch deck from the ground up. Essential reading for entrepreneurs.”


    Ben Yoskovitz
    Co-Author, Lean Analytics

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