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6 Ways to Dominate a Business Pitch Competition

Tue 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

You have minutes to make a convincing pitch for judges to pick YOU! At stake for the winner is $10,000. How do you prepare for DreamFest 2018? Dave Neal, Co-founder and Managing Director for the StartUp Factory, will reveal proven strategies that were instilled to help multiple teams attract investors and obtain funding.

Speaker(s): Presenter Dave Neal, Co-Founder and Managing Director of the The StartUp Factory, worked with 35 portfolio companies in Fund I. Dave managed seven, 12 week accelerator programs that drew companies from all over the U.S. He specializes in lean startup, idea vetting, growth methodologies, opportunity assessment, finance, and legal matters in early stage technology companies. Dave has 12 years' experience as Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at UNC Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School where he also served as the startup coach in the Launch the Venture program. He was Adjunct Professor of Law representing early stage technology companies at the UNC School of Law. Dave earned a B.S. Degree in Business Administration from UNC Chapel Hill, Kenan Flagler Business School. He continued to earn the Juris Doctorate Degree in Law from UNC Chapel Hill School of Law. Dave earned an MBA from Stanford University. He has senior level experience in law, investment banking, financing, and technology companies.

The Nash Community College 360 Brew Classroom in located at Rocky Mount Mills, 1139 Falls Road, Rocky Mount, NC. The classroom is in the same building at Rambler's Bottle Shop on opposite side. For more information, contact Theresa Peaden, 252.451.8233. For directions, visit>

Fee: No Cost

Phone: 252-289-5992


360 Classroom
Ramblers - 360 Classroom
1143 Falls Road Rocky Mount, NC 27804