Published on March 7, 2014
@MackKolarich, Mar 2014 World Bank Innovation Challenge
• Representative of the portfolio of winning proposals • Clear potential for scale • Great story, great presenter • Regional spread (if possible)
Great opening sentence. “We are x for y by doing z.” 15 second elevator.
Know your audience. (no jargon!) “How is your plan equivalent to the scope of the problem?”
Why your team? Why are you so passionate? What unique skills or insights do you have? How can you execute?
Pitch formats 15 Second 1 Minute 3 Minute 4 Minute High Concept Notable Traction Problem Wait for it... Capture interest Experiments Think bullet points Traction No jargon No jargon No jargon
Time: 45s Problem What’s the problem? How big is it? Know your audience.
Time: 60s Hypothesis What’s your unique insight? Data from past pilots?
Time: 75s Get real. How will you experiment? How will you collect data? How will you iterate? “X in 1 mo. Y in 3 mo. Learn Z in 6 mo”
Time: 60s Scale What’s your scaling strategy beyond $100k? How will you maximize your impact? What’s the grand vision?
45s The problem. 60s Your hypothesis. 75s Your experiments. 60s Scaling. Iterating. The future.
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