Tell a convincing story that follows a logical sequence
Corroborate a solid business model based on tests and researches
Raise a clear question that its justified by a thorough investigation
This is probably one of the most important slides in your deck. If your startup is not solving a real problem that many people have, then you don’t have a business.
You can change the solution to your problem, but if there’s no problem, then the best solution to this non-existent problem is worthless.
In this slide, you will need to address the following questions as simple and concise as you can be:
Now that you’ve communicated that there is a big problem that needs to be solved and it has been validated by your research, you can describe how you are going to solve this problem.
Here are the questions you want to answer:
Here’s your chance to proof you are on the right track to building a potential market leader.
You might want to answer:
Remember back in Slide 2, you conveyed all the great benefits that your solution offers.
Well here, you want to give a quick demo of your product and explain how it works without giving away too many details.
Keep the explanation simple and concise with a few screen grabs of your product. Alternatively you can build a simple flow model which showcases how your product works.
One of the most frustrating questions that an entrepreneur can get is, “What if Google enters your market with more resources, how do you defend it?”
There’s no real answer to that question because until Google does that, no one would know what would happen — they could either fail miserably (e.g. Google+, Glass, Google Wave) or have tremendous success (Google Analytics, Gmail, Google Adwords).
What you could show is your confidence in adapting faster to the market and carving out your piece while demonstrating your current customer satisfaction, traction, and loyalty.
Consider these questions:
In this slide, you want to show how your business model works and how it has been validated with your early adopters.
The key questions to answer here are:
Now it’s time to clarify how you are going to acquire more customers quickly.
Your go-to market strategy should have already been validated on a smaller scale and you should have already identified the most effective customer acquisition channels.
Here you want to answer:
In order to support these ambitious customer acquisition strategies (or strategies to improve your value proposition) that you have just laid out, you need to ask for investment.
You want to answer:
In this slide, you want to introduce your team, your roles and past experiences. Explain why you are the best team to execute this idea.