That was a really really long elevator ride. The best thing I can do for you is send you to another part of this forum that is about elevator pitches....
However, you don`t need an elevator pitch as much as you need a solid business plan with some specifics which you can find out more about in the business planning section of this forum.
The last place you want to ask for $50k is in the elevator. ........well ok, maybe the last place would be in the bathroom or maybe at a funeral.
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I agree with Eric... It`s pretty long.
Also. In that first sentence, really try to grab the essence of your business. What makes this product special? Why will people buy it? How popular is it? How convenient?
You really need to nail that.
Glad to see you hear at SuN!
3D Me Crystal Keepsakes Inc. is a mobile specialty retailer of custom personalized 3D images, laser etched into a crystal cube and will be captured, sold and etched on site while you wait at festivals, special events, collegiate and corporate functions.
Roger Bouwman has made the 3D Crystals Show the number one and the hottest show in the college market as an independent contractor for another company. His two years of building credibility with the contacts is what 3D Me plans on taking advantage of by using his familiar face as our selling point. This along with faster and more technologically advanced equipment we believe we can recapture this market and make it our own.
Our system books out at $3500 for a six-hour show. We do between 150 and 200 crystals during that time and our product costs are under $200. We expect to be running nearly 80 shows per semester or up to 160 shows a year. That is over $500,000 a year in just school shows alone. 3D Me will be one of two companies doing this type of mobile show, the only other completely mobile show tours almost exclusively on the college circuit (only a small part of our business). This show has been ran for years by our founder who will be running this show for us in the same market.
What we need is $50,000 to secure inventory, the down payment on the Laser etching equipment, an EZ up Tent to work out of and a used van for transportation between events. We can be very flexible on terms because of our large profit margin and low overhead. We are willing to offer up to a 20% stake in the company via stock options and repayment in less than 1 year.
tomorrow at 8pm eastern, give a listen to the elevator pitches from the radio show that will air tomorrow - it`s all elevator pitches and you`ll be able to vote your opinion of the ones that are good and otherwise! there will be a poll where you give your vote and you`ll be able to write critiques as "Post Replys". it`s reality radio tomorrow, folks!!!
you`ll find a link to the actual pitches at this page in the radio section starting at 8pm eastern.
see you on the elevator!
great to hear you`re learning and getting inspired! thanks for being part of the community.
it really helps to listen to each pitch individually, which you can do if you scroll down on the linked page.
it also helps to view the write up we did on how to deliver a great pitch.
and lastly, have fun voting for your favorite!