Event Prep


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How it works

The Launch Rural Nevada Pitch competition is an event that was developed to assist small business owners with pitch development and delivery, a crucial skill when establishing clientele and securing capital. Further, the program allows proprietors an opportunity to learn tips and tricks from local business leaders, network with new and established small business owners, and potentially secure prize money to assist with startup costs.

Once registered, you will be offered several online training and educations courses that are provided by Nevada’s premier business accelerator, StartupNV. The team at StartupNV will continue to mentor and assist with presentation content, slide design, and speech delivery ensuring that you’re ready to launch on pitch day. The four top contenders from each category will go on to pitch at the final event on November 4th, 2022.

Online Training & Education Schedule

To prepare participants for this Launch Rural Nevada Rural Pitch Day, we will deploy series of online training, information sessions, and consultations to prepare you for you Pitch Day on November 4, 2022.

Aug. 4 – Live Session One*: with Liz Heiman & Maggie Saling: Are you Ready to be an Entrepreneur – and – Validating Your Idea

*will include Value Proposition, NABC method, Concept Statement test, and an introduction to the Business Model Canvas

Homework: Value proposition; customer validation plan and questionnaire; collated results of any interviews

Aug. 9 – Live Session Two: Office Hours (12pm-1pm): Value proposition and Customer Validation

Aug. 16 – Recording 1: Deconstructing Customer Validation Research

Homework: Create Cost Analysis

Aug. 23 – Live Session Three: Office Hours (12pm-1pm): Questions about cost analysis

Aug. 30 – Recording 2: Business Model Canvas

Homework: Complete some sections of Business Model Canvas

Sept. 6 – Live Session Four: Office Hours (12pm-1pm): Questions about BMC and customer validation

Sept. 13 – Recording 3: Market Research Instruction – Case Study (TAM SAM SOM)

Homework: Target market description, demographics and estimated market size

Sept. 20 – Live Session Five: Office Hours (12pm-1pm): TAM SAM SOM Help

Sept. 27 – Recording 4: Pitch Decks 101

Homework: Create a pitch deck and script for your pitch

Oct. 6 – Live Session Six: Office Hours (12pm-1pm): Pitch Deck Help

Oct. 13 – Live Session Seven: Office Hours (12pm-1pm): Pitch Deck Questions & Review

Homework: complete and submit pitch deck

Oct. 14 – Deadline for entry

Oct. 20 – Announcement of Finalists

Oct. 24 to Nov. 2 – Pitch Practice for Finalists

Nov. 4 – Business Showcase & Pitch Day! Live & Online

Office Hours Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87491081453
( Meeting ID: 874 9108 1453 )
**Any questions about the content of the education or contest can be directed to: ruralnevadapitchday@gmail.com.

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