Having been personally involved in crafting Finovate pitches and having seen many dozen more, I know how exhilarating and scary it can be. You’re putting it out there, trying to communicate all of your hard work and vision to a room full of fintech practitioners, partners and investors (don’t forget the investors!), to tell them that you are the next big thing in financial services — all in seven minutes.
If just the thought of it makes you break out in a cold sweat, here are five tips to remember that might help you prepare for your big moment in the spotlight:
- Keep it stupid simple – I know, the saying is “Keep it simple, stupid” (KISS), but I prefer to take it a step further. Keeping it “stupid simple” doesn’t mean dumbing it down, but getting to the very basics of your offering.