The Center for Technology Licensing (CTL) is Cornell University's technology transfer office. We manage technology for Cornell's Ithaca campus, Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell Tech, and Cornell AgriTech in Geneva.
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CTL New Ventures Series – Pitching 101: How to Present Your Startups and Technology Innovation to Potential Funders
October 4 — 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Back by popular demand for CTL’s New Ventures Series this fall, Kirsten Leute and Ajay Rayasam at Osage University Partners (OUP) focus the session on how an entrepreneur, or a faculty-entrepreneur, can develop and deliver a pitch to gain interest and commitment from potential investors.
Pitching an early-stage science- and technology-based startup to potential funders can be intimidating. Learning how to tailor your presentation and understanding what motivates funders to say yes, or at least not give you an outright no, are important aspects of preparing for your initial pitch. This talk is structured around OUP’s many years of experience in hearing pitches and reviewing pitch decks to provide insight on creating and presenting an initial startup pitch to funders.
- Kirsten Leute, Partner at OUP
- Ajay Rayasam, M.S., Associate, Technology, OUP