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The Importance of a First-Rate Pitch Deck

Tue, May 17, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

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Being able to communicate information about your company to investors and others is a required skill for all entrepreneurs. When seeking outside investment, a well-structured Pitch Deck and presentation is necessary to close the deal. This session will help entrepreneurs refine their thinking and words to finely hone the best presentation possible.
Speakers: Glenn Champagne, Annette Reynolds


Glenn Champagne

Glenn Champagne, Angel Investor, Launchpad Venture Group
Glenn is an active angel investor and Director Emeritus of Launchpad Venture Group. Launchpad Venture Group is one of the largest angel groups in New England and one of the most active angel groups in the US.
His more than 2 decades of experience in the software industry focused in consulting, sales, and management roles at the likes of then pre-IPO companies Oracle and Business Objects, early stage companies with acquisition exits, and a Principle with IBM/Tivoli.
He is a multi-round judge at MassChallenge and the North of Boston Business Plan Competition, Advisor at The Capital Network, Northeastern University IDEA Mentor, Babson College Entrepreneurship Panelist, and IBM Smart Camp Mentor.

He is an aging skier and enjoys Porsche Club of America autocross racing. Glenn earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at The D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University.

Glenn Champagne


Annette Reynolds

Annette Reynolds has been the Executive Director of the 128 Innovation Capital Group for 11 years. The group provides networking opportunities for Entrepreneurs and Investors. The speaker at each meeting is always an investor. Several years ago she introduced the Piranha Pond Pitch Parties where entrepreneurs have the opportunity to pitch their companies directly to an investor panel.
Mrs. Reynolds has an M.S. in Biochemistry and has spent most of her professional career in sales. Once desktop computers became business necessities, she was seduced by the dark side of IT and her efforts have focused on software sales, implementation and training. When the founder of the 128 Venture Capital Group decided to retire in 2004, Mrs. Reynolds took over the operation of the group, rebranding it as the 128 Innovation Capital Group.

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