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General Assembly + SXSW Present: Get Funded – How to Pitch

March 11, 2018

Get Funded: How to Pitch

Sunday, March 11th from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Maya Baratz – Managing Director, Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Accelerator Powered by Techstars


Learn how to craft a compelling pitch for investors that will help your company get funded. This class will focus on teaching participants how to structure their pitch, how to build a complementary deck, and how to deliver the pitch to get the right result.


  • Understand the different elements of a pitch, which elements are required and which can be left out
  • Learn how to build the perfect deck to enhance your pitch
  • Learn how to pitch in a variety of different settings
  • Gain tips and tricks to make your pitch memorable


About the Instructor:

Maya Baratz the Managing Director of Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Accelerator, Powered by Techstars, through which she actively invests in media and connectivity companies. Maya is a longtime startup advisor and a recent Harvard University Nieman Fellow with a deep footing in and passion for consumer products. She has led the strategy and development of new-to-market digital products and revenue streams, most recently as the Head of New Product Strategy and Development at Disney/ABC Television and, prior to that, as a product and media executive for companies including The Wall Street Journal, MTV, Flickr and Monster.com. Maya has also written extensively about technology and startups for publications including Fortune, Fast Company, Newsweek, and The Wall Street Journal, among others. And she has created and led a product development course at institutions including Columbia Business School and General Assembly. She can be reached @mbaratz on Twitter.


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