Hear an elevator pitch right out of the gate. StartupNation’s chief startologists and co-hosts, the Sloan brothers, give a compliment or two to the entrepreneur to start, but then give her a healthy dose of critiques to help her improve her pitch.
Most of this show is dedicated to a discussion of the legal side of starting and running a business. Chas Rampenthal is General Counsel and Vice President of Product Development at LegalZoom, a leading online provider of legal services and solutions. His advice ranges from the most simple suggestions, like getting EVERYTHING in writing, to the more technical aspects of getting a trademark registered or how to utilize confidentiality agreements as a way to protect your business idea.
We then move on to take a variety of general calls, including a stranded entrepreneur whose investor bailed out at the last minute on her dream restaurant project. She’s desperate for investment and gets the Sloan brothers’ best advice on where to turn for the angel investor capital she needs to move forward.
This show closes with a wandering elevator pitch from an entrepreneur who’s got a great idea but never nails that punch line of his pitch and loses the Sloan brothers interest in the process. But don’t worry – they won’t let him leave the show without learning the importance of getting to the good stuff before that precious minute-long pitch is up. Judge for yourself by tuning in.
As offered by Chas Rampenthal during the show, get a free downloadable document about legal matters for startups and discounts for StartupNation Radio listeners.