The Competitive Advantage Slide (Also can be referred to as “Moat”) is a place to sum up the reasons why competitors can’t beat you right now or in the future. It can contain content such as; patents, market capture, etc. Typically it is located after the Traction Slide or the Business Model Slide.
After you introduce your world changing solution, the question of “why can’t someone just copy them” will pop into investor’s heads.
Something that you should be thinking about when building your deck is what questions will be triggered by the content that you are presenting. A big part of your job is to answer those questions before they even leave the investor’s mouth.
The purpose of the Competitive Advantage Slide is to provide a summary of what your competitive advantage / moat is which competitors will have a hard time getting around.
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The Ask Slide is where you present the details about your fundraise and what the investment money will help you accomplish. On this slide, you should include; the amount you are raising, the runway it provides, the raise details, and the milestones that you are going to achieve with this money. The Ask slide is located just before your Closing Slide.
The Team Slide is the most important slide in your deck because it is where you need to show why you are the team to build this company. It should include; each team member, their info (name, photo, position), reasons/data as to why they should be on the team, and potentially your advisors (can be broken out into a second slide). The Team Slide is typically located before the Ask Slide or after the Intro Slide...
College is one of the best times in your life to get started in entrepreneurship. Why? Time, freedom, and free resources. I spent my time in college as an entrepreneur falling face first, making mistakes time and time again. From creating a free food locator for students on campus, to a marketplace for popup stores, these experiences are still some of the most valuable to me today. I utilized college in a nontraditional way compared to that of an average college student and I encourage you to do the same. From my four years in undergrad at the University of Colorado Boulder, I look back on how I personally approached taking my first steps into entrepreneurship and break out a few lessons that will hopefully help you on your journey...