Practice Your Business Pitch

Are you ready to receive feedback on your business? Sign up for a Practice Pitch event. The goal is for you to tap into a variety of business expertise and gain valuable insights, in a short amount of time. 

Pitch Practice Event Format

Event Duration: 

90 minutes total

Event Format:

Virtual, two-way video call on Zoom 

Event Flow:

Over the course of 90 minutes, each Entrepreneur will have the opportunity to meet with a variety of mentors. Each Entrepreneur will be placed in a Zoom Breakout Room. Every 15 minutes, the Mentors will rotate.  The event will start promptly on time, and finish with a 15-minute group debrief.  

Example Pitch Practice Event Schedule:

  • Example Event Start Time: 1:00pm
  • Zoom Waiting Room will open 15 minutes prior to the Event Start
  • 1:00pm-1:15pm – 1:1 Entrepreneur / Mentor Session 1
  • 1:15pm-1:30pm – 1:1 Entrepreneur / Mentor Session 2
  • 1:30pm-1:45pm – 1:1 Entrepreneur / Mentor Session 3
  • 1:45pm-2:00pm – 1:1 Entrepreneur / Mentor Session 4
  • 2:00pm-2:15pm – 1:1 Entrepreneur / Mentor Session 5
  • 2:15pm-2:30pm – Group Debrief and Adjourn

Getting Started with Your Pitch

Keep in mind your business pitch will be unique and specific to you.  Don’t get caught up in the tiny details – these examples are primarily for reference.

Examples of Pitch Deck / Slide Presentations:

Examples of Live Pitch Presentations

Examples of Video Pitch Presentations

To get help with preparing to practice your pitch, please contact your Longwood Small Business Development Consultant or email

Presenting Sponsors

 RISE Collaborative is a collaborative initiative coordinated by the SOVA Innovation Hub and the Longwood SBDC. The Longwood SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, George Mason University, and local host institutions.  The Virginia SBDC is nationally accredited by America’s SBDC.
RISE Collaborative is funded in part by GO Virginia, a state-funded initiative administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) that strengthens and diversifies Virginia’s economy and fosters the creation of higher-wage jobs in strategic industries.