It Must Be
MIT Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research , Auditorium (Room 76-156) , Cambridge , MA 02142
October 22, 2015 from 13:00 PM to 15:30 PM (EDT)
$10 - $35
Have you ever wondered why you didn't get the investment? The potential funders loved the idea, they loved the team, they thought the market would be receptive... but, they wanted to think about it a little longer. In this enlightening session with world-renowned Communications & Leadership Expert, John Bates, you will learn the secrets behind pitches that succeed. You will leave ready to apply the secrets of to all of your talks. From internal presentations to fundraising and client pitches you will learn not only what works, but why it works.
John has trained teams whose pitches have gone on to raise hundreds of millions of dollars. In preparing this session, John enhanced his own extensive experience by interviewing many top funders in the healthcare ecosystem. From grant reviewers and high stakes venture fund managers to startup founders, John has gathered and distilled the principles, practices and gems no one ever discusses.
Even though you have a great idea, a great product, and a great team, you need to be able to communicate it well. Make sure your pitch skills are worthy of your idea, product and team. Make sure you are skilled in the art of .
The "How to... Workshop" series is dedicated to giving you the keys to a successful business, from creation to exit. As with all our events, the "How to... Workshop" is interactive and informal, so bring your questions with you!
John Bates | Chief Executive Officer, Executive Speaking Success & Business Coaching read bio»
11:00 AM | Registration Opens. Lunch and Networking
11:30 AM | Presentation
12:15 PM | Discussion and Q&A
12:30 PM | Audience Pitches and Critique
1:30 PM | Program Close
Who Should Attend:
Life science industry executives, founders, CEOs, and marketing managers of start-ups and other private companies.
$35 | General Public
$20 | Student/Academic
$45 | At the door
MIT Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
Auditorium (Room 76-156)
500 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
This event is presented in partnership with the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and the MIT Biotech Group.
John Bates | Chief Executive Officer, Executive Speaking Success & Business Coaching
John fell in love with the Internet the moment it dawned on him what it would do for communication. Since then he has worked with early stage companies as a founder or early employee and has been instrumental in raising hundreds of millions of dollars in Venture Capital. He co-founded BIGWORDS.com, a dotcom darling which ended up going bust in the dotcom bomb of 2000 and he was the first employee and is a part owner of Goldstar.com. John has been asked to speak and teach all over the world at events ranging from Web Attack to the St Gallen B-School World Leaders Symposium, the Leiden Veerstichting conference for Global Leaders, TEDActive twice, and many TEDx's. Most recently he taught groups of entrepreneurs and business owners in Bratislava, Slovakia via the University of Ekonomics, American Chamber of Commerce and the American Embassy. These days John loves bringing the ideas of others to life.
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About Executive Speaking Success:
Based in Los Angeles, California, Executive Speaking Success (ESS) is a global leader in communication and leadership training. The firm's techniques are grounded in evolutionary biology and human neurophysiology, revealing both what works in communication as well as why it works.
The company's training style is dedicated to bringing out greatness in people and companies so they can make a real difference in the world. ESS delivers its programs all over the world working with C level executives, business development and sales teams, keynote speakers, TED and TEDx speakers, as well as anyone who is committed to being successful in their leadership and communications.
Founded in 2012, the company is led by John K. Bates, an internationally regarded leadership communications trainer and keynote speaker, as well as a savvy entrepreneur. Bates has been actively coaching since 2005, working with CEOs and the executive teams of Johnson & Johnson Innovation Labs, the VW Electronics Lab, Janssen Labs, DudaMobile, Motorola, Goldstar, Oculus International, LAZ Parking, BigFra.me, Stone Brewing Co., and many others on their leadership, presentation, media and business skills. Prior to his training career, he has been involved in helping to found and start up Goldstar, BigWords.com (which raised over $80 million) and VirtualVegas the first online "destination site". He has raised hundreds of millions of dollars in venture capital funds, successfully opened resistant markets for new products and has run the customer service department for a multi-million dollar company. Bates is also a contributing author to the book World Class Speaking in Action: 50 Certified World Class Speaking Coaches Show You How to Present, Persuade, and Profit which became a multiple Amazon best seller.
ESS programs entail a combination of large and small group training and one-on-one training both online and in person. Programs can be customized based on needs and budget.