Tips on how to pitch an idea?

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I am meeting the CEO of a consulting firm for coffee in a few days time.
He is my mentor and we have a good relationship.

I have identified a business area and a feasible idea which may be of interest to him.
At the moment it is just an idea that I want to pitch to him before getting into the nitty gritty detail.

Any tips on how to pitch the general idea?

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Sep 11, 2017

failed entrepreneur here. Tried raising big money.

  1. Problem
  2. Solution
  3. Why it's commercially viable
  4. What makes your proprietary (protection from competition)
  5. Lead time to launch
  6. Business model (sales/profits/margins)
  7. Scalability (nobody will like having equity stuck unless it's the next big thing)
  8. Why you're the best person to execute it
  9. Recap of 1- 8
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Sep 11, 2017
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