Date: 25th March 2022 (Friday)
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Platform: Zoom / FREE Class
So you want to start a business and need help funding it? Coming up with creative ideas is easy; selling them to strangers is hard. Pitching your business idea to investors can be a nerve-wracking experience and nailing this aspect of entrepreneurship is what often stands in the way of your vision and your financing needs.
A good pitch is succinct. In most cases, you only have a few seconds to capture someone’s attention and get your point across. All too often, entrepreneurs, sales executives, and marketing managers go to great lengths to show how their new business plans or creative concepts are practical and high margin—only to be rejected by corporate decision makers who don’t seem to understand the real value of the ideas. Why does this happen?
Book your FREE seat now and find out at this session on how to pitch your ideas to investors!
Speaker Bio: Takia Ross, Owner and Lead Make-up Artist for Accessmatized, LLC
Takia Ross is the Owner of Accessmatized Make-Up Artistry, home of Pretty Mobile Baltimore DMV’s First Mobile Make-Up Studio and creator of KiKi Thunda Cosmetics. Holding true to her mission to provide exceptional customer service, amazing make-up artistry, and to create products that help their customers feel their most confident sevles; she has been named one of Baltimore’s Top 25 Women to Watch, one of the DMV’s Top 100 Minority Business Enterprises, and one of Baltimore’s Top Community Builders. She is the co-host of The Shelly Bell Show on SiriusXM radio and has recently worked with Nike, Experian, and Visa as the Director of Glam on projects that amplify the voices of Black Women Founders. She has been featured in Forbes, The Baltimore Sun, The Daily Record, The Baltimore Business Journal, the Baltimore Times, and many more publications for her service to the Baltimore Community and her commitment to empowering and advocating for Black Women in business. She is a mother, teacher,photographer, international speaker, and author of So You Want to Pitch a workbook that shares the lessons Takia learned while pitching and winning over $150,000 in cash and prizes.
Speaker Bio: Cecilia Flores, COO & Co-Founder of Webee
Cecilia Flores is a tech entrepreneur passionate about the social impact of disruptive technologies and innovation. She co-founded Webee, a software-industrial IoT and AI company based in Silicon Valley, to increase the efficiency, visibility, and sustainability of industrial operations. In July 2020 she was named the Best US Enterprise SaaS winner of the Female Founders Competition, a major global competition organized by Microsoft’s M12, Melinda Gates’ Pivotal Venture, and Mayfield Fund. She was also recognized as a 2020 winner in the Globant Global Awards in the “Game Changer” category in the US and Canada and as “Entrepreneurial Force” winner in La Voz del Interior, an award that recognizes the leaders of the Córdoba, Argentina business ecosystem. Cecilia is listed in the 2021 Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Most Influencial Women and a 2021 Tory Burch Foundation’s Fellow.
Cecilia’s career spans over 15 years in operator roles driving revenue for large multinational businesses.
See you there!