The first step in a EIC Accelerator application process is to hand in your application. If your project then is chosen, you will go to Brussels for an interview which includes a pitch. When submitting the EIC Accelerator application you need to include the pitch deck. To help you with the pitch and interview step EU SME Support organizes a workshop in Malmö. The workshop will last for 4 hours and be held at Invest in Skåne’s location. We will start with lunch and then start with the workshop at 13.00. The workshop will be given in English and all pitches and feedback should also be in English as well. The number of companies pitching during this session is no more than 5. More than this number will be difficult to do in the given time frame.
The pitch training is in two steps.
A. Send the 10 page pitch deck to [email protected] January 3, 2020 and you will get feedback before January 9.
B. Oral presentation on January 27 at Invest in Skåne.
A. Presentation Feedback
The companies have been given a 10-slide template by EIC which they need to follow, submit for approval and then deliver in person if they’ve made it to the next round and are invited to Brussels to pitch. The service offered in this step is to go through each companies’ presentation and offer feedback on the structure and content and offer suggestions for improvement. This process can begin as soon as this offer is accepted but, presentations for feedback should be submitted no later than the 3rd of January, 2020 for feedback prior to the pitch workshop.
B. Pitch Workshop
Given the presentation will be the same for both the sent in and in person rounds, how the pitch is delivered will go a long way in whether the company is successful or not. Thus, the pitch workshop will be crucial for those who have been chosen to move on to round two but, will also be helpful for companies who haven’t submitted their pitch yet or, have done so, not been accepted and will do so again.
Description of the workshop:
The workshop will consist of three main parts:
1. A 35-40 minute presentation on the definition, basics, structure and benefits of creating and delivering an effective pitch. Included will be tips and a model from which great pitches can be based on.
2. 10-15 minutes to fine tune the pitch that they have sent in or have created in advance. The pitch should be no longer than 10 minutes.
3. Each team will deliver their pitches in front of the audience who will give their feedback. I will also give feedback and the other members of Invest in Skåne will be encouraged to participate as well. When all the teams are done, they will be given 15 minutes to incorporate the feedback that was given to improve their pitches. They will then deliver them a second time and receive feedback similar to round 1.