‘Effective Pitch Presentation’ focus of workshop at incubator
A workshop, “Effective Pitch Presentation,” will be presented by Jack McGowan, project manager at Insyte Consulting and director of the WNY Venture Association/Buffalo Angels, at the Fredonia Technology Incubator on Tuesday, Oct. 11, from noon to 1:30 p.m.
The incubator is located at 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk.
Mr. McGowan will discuss key elements that an entrepreneur's pitch should include: how to tailor a pitch to the situation and audience, common mistakes, things not to say and, lastly, what happens after the pitch and the need to be prepared.
McGowan helps startups prepare for equity and grant funding. He manages the WNY Business Development Fund and is the NYSTAR-designated Program Regional Specialist for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR). He has extensive experience with the U.S. Small Business Innovation (SBIR) R&D funding program, guiding small businesses through the proposal development process.
A certified Innovation Engineering Growth Coach, McGowan holds an MBA from the University at Buffalo and a B.S. from Cornell University.
The incubator, an economic development program of SUNY Fredonia, works with external partners to promote economic growth by supporting entrepreneurship and development of new, innovative companies into successful business ventures. It provides administrative and business services, mentoring, networking, professional consulting, education opportunities such as workshops and access to capital and work-ready space.
For more information about incubator visit the website, find them on Twitter @Tech_Incubator or on Instagram @fredtechincbtr Recordings of previous professional workshops are also available online at YouTube.com