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Toolkit Tuesdays are free learning sessions for current and potential Innovation Guelph clients.

These sessions are an excellent opportunity to learn something new, connect with experts, ask questions, and get advice!

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May 17, 2022 // 12pm – 1:30pm // Virtual

Learn to Pitch Like a Pro

Join angel investor and pitch preparation expert Melissa Durrell to uncover the essentials of building and delivering a powerful pitch to attract financing for your venture. During this month’s Toolkit Tuesday webinar, you will learn the elements of a compelling pitch deck and what to include to create a captivating story to attract the right investors for your business. Whether you are pitching in person, or on a virtual stage, preparation is key and this is a session you won’t want to miss.

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Speaker: Melissa Durrell, CEO, Durrell Communications

Melissa Durrell is CEO of Durrell Communications. She is known for her distinctive storytelling techniques, which she honed at her former career as an award-winning Canadian broadcast journalist. She now uses her unique skill set to amplify changemakers through media training, crisis communications, executive communications, public relations and media outreach. Grounded in Waterloo, and inspired by the innovative tech sector, Melissa works as an investment pitch coach and over the last decade has helped companies raise more than $500M. She is an Angel Investor, and coaches at several organizations and accelerators, including Innovation Guelph, and the AC. Durrell’s passion working with entrepreneurs led her to launch her second company Roseview Global Incubator, working with international entrepreneurs through the startup-visa program.

Sincere thanks to SLIAO for providing ASL Interpreters for this event


12pm to 1pm
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1pm to 1:30pm
Optional Q & A
The presentation will be followed by an
optional question and answer session.

This event is free to attend but registration is required

Previous Toolkit Tuesday Topics:

The Power of Video Marketing, Pitch Perfect: Elevator Pitch/ Pitch Deck Essentials, Put Your Story to Work: How to build a marketing communications plan to propel your business forward, Lean Approach to: Market & Concept Research, Lean Approach to: Market & Concept Research, “You Have an Idea, Do You Have a Product?”: An introduction to Value Proposition, Protecting Your Business from Cyber Threats, Show Your Difference, Grow Your Business, Work/Life balance, What’s Trust got to do with it?, What does your online identity say about you?, Climate Change Action in Ontario: What’s Next?, Selling on Amazon, Threats and Solutions: An Introduction to Internet Security for your Business, Facebook For Business, Instagram for Business