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She Brought a Baby to the Boardroom While Asking for $1 Million. There’s No Way That Worked…Right? [Video]

This week’s episode of Elevator Pitch features founders with all sorts of fascinating backgrounds. One entrepreneur claims a 9-figure sale of his last business while another has only been in business for six months. Another entrepreneur has put 12 years into his business and now needs investment. For what he doesn’t make quite clear. But perhaps the most interesting background comes from Amy Beckley of Proov (a tech company that monitors women’s hormone levels to optimize fertility), who appeared on the first season of Elevator Pitch. In her first Elevator Pitch appearance, Beckley failed to earn a deal because her business idea was too new and deemed too risky. Years later, she returned with proof of concept in the form of two small children. Will the kids help bolster her pitch or distract our investors?

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This Is the No. 1 Mistake You Can Make When Pitching Investors [Video]

This week’s episode of Elevator Pitch features pitches from minority founders in the finance, beauty, cannabis and beverage industries. Some of the founders have years of experience with starting ventures and raising funds, while others are pitching in front of cameras for the first time. Regardless of their previous experience, every person in our elevator has to stare down the ticking clock and battle their nerves to deliver a succinct and compelling 60-second pitch. What happens if they stumble over a rehearsed sentence or lose their train of thought? Will they be able to get back on track and impress our investors — serial entrepreneur Dre London, angel investor Kim Perell and Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph — or will they completely fall apart under the pressure. Watch the full episode to see who manages to pass the first stress test and get into the investment room.

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These Founders Started Their Company With a $300 Investment. They’ve Now Done $1 Million in Profits [Video]

This week’s episode of Elevator Pitch features female founders from the travel, beauty, and fashion industries. Each pitch offers something new and intriguing: One startup founder claims a valuation upward of $20 million, another boasts $5 million in sales and another uses an “off the cuff” style that she believes provides a more genuine pitch. But will those big numbers and surprising styles be enough to overcome their companies’ weak points, like an overcrowded marketplace or an untested product? Our investors for this episode — serial entrepreneur Dre London, angel investor Kim Perrell and Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph — put this group of entrepreneurs through the paces to determine which business will likely be printing money, and which will likely be a money pit. Watch the full episode to find out who wins an investment … and who gets sent packing.

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Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch S7 Ep. 3: Can a Sex-Enhancement Product Score a $100K Deal in 60 Secs? [Video]

On this week’s episode of Elevator Pitch, our panel of investors watches pitches on a wide range of industries, from sexual wellness to fashion, personal health and technology. While the products are diverse, one thing is the same: it is nerve-wracking to deliver a clear, informative pitch in just 60 seconds. Some use attention-grabbing gimmicks to start their presentation, like talking about pooping their pants as a way to start a conversation about irritable bowel syndrome. Others use a cliffhanger at the end of the pitch, hoping to draw the investors’ attention. Some of those tactics work on our board, which includes Inherent Learning CEO Nicole Walters, angel investor Kim Perrell and Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph. Other tactics? Not so much. Learn what to do from the entrepreneurs who get through our elevator doors, and what not to do from those who get denied.

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Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch S7, Ep. 2: Why Did Our Investors Throw Out 3 Entrepreneurs Mid-Pitch? [Video]

Don’t miss a tense, new Elevator Pitch episode — watch now!It’s a new week, so you know what that means: An all NEW Elevator Pitch is here, and you won’t want to miss this week’s exciting episode. While the ascent to our boardroom of investors is high for our four startups, the stakes and tension have never been higher. Watch as entrepreneurs pitching food-waste, children’s education, noise-canceling technology and solar-panel companies race against the clock to impress our three investors. Who is able to strike a deal, and whose business proposal is declared a “waste of time” by our judges?  This episode is powered by ASU’s Innovation Open, an annual competition for the world’s top collegiate tech ventures. Each startup you’ll see on this episode is a previous Innovation Open winner.  Learn more at ASU.io

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