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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Back in January of 2018, a group of friends and myself gathered to talk about what we could do to help and connect entrepreneurial students here at CU Boulder. We came up with tons of ideas from an online map that helped people meet up around campus to renting a house purely for entrepreneurs. Emails were sent out to groups and various schools on campus to figure out if students were looking to get into entrepreneurship or just to be involved in a community of driven people. In the end, the plans all revolved around one core idea: Surround yourself with people who push you to be better on a daily basis. We weren't only aiming for the purebred entrepreneur. We wanted to include anyone who strives to improves themselves day after day in...