Foundation Course (Spring 2019 edition)

The fastest way to create a pitch to investors

Thank you for your interest in the Foundation Course (spring 2019 edition)!

What does it include?

This online course is the fastest way to learn how to create an effective pitch to investors and raise capital for your business. It will be open for enrollment until June 2019 and includes:

  • Step by step instructions to create the three types of investor pitches you will need for fundraising
  • A building-block approach that makes developing those three pitches as quick and efficient as possible
  • Video lessons, templates, e-guides, and e-books

At the bottom of this page you can preview the outline of this course and watch a few of the videos, which have been "unlocked."

How long is the course?

Most people take 2-6 weeks to complete the course (depending how much they want to improve). During the course you will create two draft pitches and get feedback from mentors/advisers on each.

First-time CEO

Raised over $5.0 million

"As a first-time founder, pitching your company is incredibly daunting. For me, Pitch Creator boiled the art of the pitch down into concise, consumable parts that I used to raise over $1,800,000 in my seed round."

- Param Shah, Founder and CEO, Factory Four

Founder/CEO Challenges

Challenge #1 – You need to communicate effectively with investors. For each company they invest in, angel groups evaluate 40 companies, and venture capital firms evaluate 100+ companies.

Challenge #2 – Fundraising cannot be delegated or outsourced. The founder/CEO is the only person who can raise capital for your business.

Challenge #3 – You have a high opportunity cost of time. The time you spend fundraising is time that you could be spending on improving your product, driving new sales, and/or hiring employees.

Challenge #4 – Your business has an opportunity cost of time. Many CEOs spend 6-18 months trying to create an effective pitch to investors by trial and error.

Late-stage Company CEO

Raised $30 million from Insight Venture Partners

"Pitch Creator helped me professionalize my investor presentation. I knew my business and industry well but did not know how to communicate it effectively to investors."

- Michael Keeler, CEO, LeaseAccelerator

What will you learn in this course?

You will follow our step-by-step instructions and learn:

  • how to communicate effectively with investors/lenders to improve the odds of raising capital for your business.
  • how to quickly and efficiently craft both types of pitches you need to be successful and minimize your opportunity cost of time.
  • how to make both types of pitches work together.
  • about your investor audience and how to "speak their language."
  • the basic presentation skills you need to master.
  • ways to practice and avoid costly tactical mistakes.

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Johns Hopkins Business School

Over 100 students per year use the Foundation Course

"I reviewed Pitch Creator’s online Foundation Course and I was floored. This is an amazing course and I currently incorporate it in the curriculum of all of my Entrepreneurial Finance classes both in-person and online!"

- Jim Kyung-Soo Liew, Ph.D. Assistant Professor in Finance Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

How this course is different?

1) Other learning resources only focus on startups. Our course can be used by small/traditional businesses as well as startups.

2) Other learning materials concentrate on the slide deck. The Foundation Course improves your odds of getting an investment by teaching you how to develop all three investor pitches you will need.

3) Other learning resources are not curated for learning efficiency. Our Foundation Course is the fastest way to create an effective pitch to investors because it uses step-by-step instructions, learning objectives and building-block approach.

First-time CEO

Raised over $3.0 million

“Pitch Creator is a wonderful resource. It has been meaningful in our $1.0+ million round of investment and presentations we’ve given across the country.”

- Carolyn Yarina, CEO and Co-Founder, Sisu Global Health

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This course delivers value and ROI

This online course helps you, the founder/CEO, tackle one of your biggest challenges, which is raising capital for your business when you need it. Many entrepreneurs have used this course to secure their first $25,000 to $250,000 in commitments from investors. Some have gone on to raise millions for their businesses.

They say that your education is the best investment you can make. That is true if you consider the $59 price of this course relative to raising your first $25,000 commitment from investors. In that case, your return on investment (ROI) is 424 times the cost of this course, or 42,273%!

First-time CEO

Raised his first $25k using the Foundation Course

“It allowed me to raise my first $25,000 and then continue to raise.”

- Winston Frazer, CEO and Founder , Danae Prosthetics

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Over $78 million raised!

The entrepreneurs who have volunteered testimonials for our website have collectively raised over $78 million for their businesses!

If you use our Foundation Course to raise capital then please send us an email ([email protected]), tell us your story, and include a 1-3 sentence testimonial like the ones on our Testimonials Page.

Your testimonial is important because it could be the inspiration another entrepreneur needs to get started, or to keep going!

Your Instructor

Jason Tagler
Jason Tagler

Mr. Tagler has 14 years of experience investing in private companies as a growth-equity investor at Camden Partners and has seen over 1,400 founder/CEO pitches. Prior to that, he provided investment banking advisory services to CEOs who were preparing to either sell their companies or take them public through an IPO (initial public offering).

Jason Tagler founded Pitch Creator in 2014 to create jobs in the Baltimore area by helping entrepreneurs learn how to communicate with investors and lenders to raise capital for their businesses. Since then, Pitch Creator has expanded to online courses used by colleges/universities, investors, and incubators/accelerators.

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Dean of Education

“I purchased the Foundation Course and completed it. Very impressed with the content, flow, and ideas presented.”

- Josh Smith, Dean, School of Education, Loyola University Maryland

Course Curriculum

  Summary, Instructions and Video Tips
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The Foundation Course Spring 2019 Edition is open for enrollment from January to June 2019.
How long do I have access to the course?
The Foundation Course is $59 for a 6-month subscription (~$10 per month) starting from the date you enroll. You will have at least 6 months to access the course after you pay for your subscription. Most people complete the course in 3-6 weeks so 6 months gives you time to work through the course intermittently if your schedule requires. After you have completed the course, you will have time to re-watch lessons as you continue to get feedback from your mentors/advisers.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you work through the course and put in the time to get feedback from your mentors/advisers, we are confident you will get more value out of this $59 course than an hour with a pitch coach (at ~$100-$300 per hour). If you do this and do not feel that this course offered at least as much value as an hour with a pitch coach then we will refund your money!  Send us an email at [email protected] within 60 days of purchase and include the following: 1) your explanation about how this $59 course fell short on delivering value relative to an hour session with a pitch coach (so we can improve); and 2) your "Read Me Pitch" and "Listen to Me Pitch" attached to the email.

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