What does the Dating Game have to do with business and investing? A lot it turns out.
Parker Revenue Growth Strategies Founder, William Parker, was invited to be the MC for a private equity and start-up meeting that featured a fun twist in the form of the “Dating Game” back in 2015 for the MIT Enterprise Forum San Diego.
Just like in dating, investing is all about the relationship. Investors want to feel comfortable with the management team that they’re investing in. First impressions matter – Investors often can tell within minutes if they want to do business with a company simply by hearing the pitch.
And Investors have a lot more to offer start-ups than just financial support; they can provide experienced advice, resources, customers, and connections to other people in business that can help the start-up become even more successful.
This video features 2 rounds of 3 companies giving their 2 minute pitch of who they are, what they do, & why they’re asking for investments. Then the two investors will be able to ask questions to get to know the companies better in order to decide if they want to invest in the companies or not.
Hope you’ll play along – you can try to figure out who, or if, the two investors will be investing in one of these companies!
William Parker is the founder of Parker Revenue Growth Strategies, a business management services firm that develops business plans and organizational fitness strategies to maximize value and operating results for businesses. Named one of the “Power 30 Most Influential People in Discount Retailing” by Discount Store News, Parker has served as a senior corporate executive for several Fortune 100 companies including Banana Republic, Old Navy, Kmart, and Gateway Computers. For your free business assessment, please contact William at 858-232-7273 or email firstname.lastname@example.org