Welcome to PitchQuest®
PitchQuest® is an online education and coaching program that takes startup founders on a strategic journey from an early stage idea to a viable commercial venture that’s ready to pitch for investment.
Follow a structured, self-paced program of learning that provides focus on the core pillars of business planning, customer discovery and marketing planning, competitive advantage, financial projections, legal protection and strategic articulation of the problem, solution and opportunity to transform your idea into a viable commercial solution for investors.
PitchQuest® assists early stage startups to create a strategic and professional pitch deck that makes every slide count when pitching to investors.
The PitchQuest® program takes you through the process of creating and writing a flexible pitch deck, which easily adapts to the
three most common types;
A detailed presentation, which can be sent unaccompanied to prospective investors;
A presentation suited to verbal face-to-face pitches; and
A presentation suited to time-based competitions
HOW IT WORKS
Work through each mission and complete the activities to build the content that will form your pitch. Make notes in your journal and share ideas for feedback.
Download the pre-designed PowerPoint templates and follow the instructions to add your content to each slide and make the design your own.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
The PitchQuest® Program has 14 levels, each divided into bite-sized missions to help you get the work done. Each mission provides learning content followed by a specific activity for you to complete. Activities vary from answering questions or completing the downloadable worksheets through to tasks that will take you off the platform and into the real world, such as visiting a lawyer or accountant; or conducting a customer research survey.
Articulate The Problem
Get To Know Your Customer
Define The Opportunity
Sell The Solution
Be A Legal Eagle!
This is the key slide all investors want to see. Your idea is unique, your problem is qualified, your opportunity is big. Now you need to show investors that you can turn your idea into a viable business. We’ll give you all the knowledge and insights to demonstrate proof of concept.
Standout From The Crowd
Get to know your competition and develop a market positioning that stands you out from the crowd. Identify your advantages and show investors you bring a uniqueness to future-proof your concept. Bring in the best team and advisors and show them off on their very own slide!
Make It Famous!
Acquiring and retaining customers is key to success. You’ll explore your marketing objectives, strategies and tactics and determine how best to acquire and retain your prospective customers.
Do The Maths!
What will it cost to set up and run your business and how much will you make over what time period? Important questions that must be answered before you embark on writing your pitch. We’ll send you in the right direction to gather the numbers you need to get investors interested!
Make Your Pitch!
Every pitch should contain the actual pitch! What do you want from investors and what will they receive in return? In this level, we’ll take a look at 4 components; the ask, the offer, the exit and the use of funds. You’ll learn how to articulate these into your pitch deck.
Top & Tail It!
Like any good story, a pitch deck has a beginning, a middle and an end. In this level, we’ll focus on creating a compelling cover slide and teach you how to finish with a strong call to action!
Ready, Set, Pitch!
In the final level, we’ll help you review your pitch, rehearse and get ready to pitch to a room of investors. You’ll also receive our Pitch UX: a guide to creating a great user experience for your prospective investors!
TESTIMONIAL CASE STUDY
WHO'S BEHIND PITCHQUEST ?
Stevie V Brown is a Communications Specialist, Pitch Coach, CEO of PitchVest® and your PitchQuest® Mentor.
Stevie brings 20 years of pitching experience from the advertising industry combined with her business acumen, strategic thinking, and experience in understanding investors’ expectations having gone through the process of obtaining funding as co-founder of a food tech startup.
PitchVest® build effective pitch decks for you, and now PitchQuest® will help you build your own! Combined with our Pitch Performance Coaching service, Stevie helps you pitch to your prospective investors with confidence.
How does PitchQuest® work?
Who is PitchQuest® for?
- You're an early stage startup and want to turn your idea into a viable commercial solution
- You want to create a pitch presentation for the purposes of obtaining investment
- Your business idea has a global vision
- You intend to scale your startup business and create a global company with employees
- You are creating a physical product, delivering a service through technology, or creating a new online community such as; a marketplace or content aggregator
- Your idea solves a sizeable problem in the world and you know there is a demand for your solution
- The market you will operate in is emerging or growing year-on-year
- You are open and committed to learning and you recognise that you don’t know everything (yet!)
- You want your startup to standout above the other startups you’ll be pitching against
- You are ready and willing to put the work into the course and you are committed to creating a winning pitch deck
PitchQuest® is NOT for you if…
- You’re setting up a drop shipping or reseller ecommerce business
- You are signed up with an MLM company
- Your idea relies on you delivering a service in person
- You are in financial difficulty and looking for ways to get ‘fast cash’
- You are interested in a ‘get rich quick’ scheme
- You’re not open to learning or putting the work in to create a solid business plan and pitch
What does PitchQuest® include?
How do I join PitchQuest®?
When is PitchQuest® starting?
How long will PitchQuest® take to complete?
Why should I join PitchQuest®?
How much does PitchQuest® cost?
The basic access is $97USD every 3 months. You will be charged for a 3 month subscription when you join. You can cancel your subscription at any time by going to your account menu in the top right corner of your dashboard. If you cancel, you will still have access for 3 months from joining.
Does A PitchQuest® Pitch Deck Guarantee Investment?
Will PitchQuest® Help Me Find & Secure An Investor?
We do not offer investment and we do not provide introductions or referrals to investors (including venture capitalists, banks, private investors or financial institutions).
Can't I just Google "Pitch Deck Template" and get it for free?
It's true that there are lots of free pitch deck powerpoint templates on the internet, but there's a couple of problems. Firstly, they are generally badly designed and don't often have all the slide types that a standard pitch deck requires. Secondly, they are just powerpoint templates. They don't help you come up with the content to put on your slides, or tell you how to develop the upfront thinking in order to write your pitch deck. For example, how can you put a slide together showing a proof of your concept, such as; "83% surveyed said they would buy our product once it launches", if you haven't gone out to the market, met with your ideal target customer and done some research with them? If you know how to do that, go for it! If you're not sure, PitchQuest is for you!