Pitch Hack with Chris Lipp

by Wendy Soon on August 19, 2015

PItchHacking_ChrisLipp_bannerOne of the most common topics of interest to startups, is HOW to get funding. Not just where to pitch, who to pitch to, but ultimately HOW to pitch makes the difference. We had JD Schramm at Igniter Meetup previously to speak about story telling. It was a great hit, and this time we have JD’s friend and colleague at Stanford Graduate School of Business, Chris Lipp to teach us how to hack the startup pitch! 🙂 Chris Lipp is a Stanford GSB coach, and author of the book The Startup Pitch: A Proven Formula to Win Funding. So what’s there to hesitate? Join us at the next Igniter Meetup on 17th September, 2015. Sign up first to secure a seat!

Date: 17 September 2015 (Thursday)

Time: 7pm

Location: Sign up HERE (for both in person and online)


Chris will cover the following topics (and more):

  1. The pitch formula used by over 90% of startups that win funding
  2. How to make your pitch extra persuasive so it connects with investors
  3. The most effective elevator pitch for any situation.


More about Chris:

He works with CEOs worldwide from South Africa to Australia, coaches MBAs at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, and hosts workshops throughout Silicon Valley. His model helps entrepreneurs pitch effectively in high-stakes situations, and he has coached this model to several thousands of startups in the past year. His work is featured in Kauffman Fellows Academy, online arm of the world leading program in entrepreneurial training. Chris also specializes in persuasion, and founded Stanford Leaders in Communication to teach the art of influence.

Chris’ background includes startup marketing and international business management, where he managed over $100 million in annual revenue. He holds a B.S. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley. Chris also competes regularly in presentation contests and has bested thousands of speakers in the Bay Area.

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