Seattle Muppies Presents "Making your Pitch"

Thursday, October 17 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM [PST]

15301, Northeast Turing Street, Redmond, WA, 98052, United States

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Thursday, October 17 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM [PST]

Got an awesome idea? Need others to buy in? Invest time or money?

Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or a committed intrapreneur, you need others to buy into your ideas and partner with you to succeed. You may pitch your idea to an investor, to your manager, or to your team. To get the outcome you want, you need an impactful pitch to deliver results. So how do you do it?

This talk will cover the following topics:

1.) The key elements to constructing an effective pitch;
2.) Developing a fundraising strategy (when, to whom, and how much)
3.) The differences and similarities in launching a new startup vs. pushing for an initiative within a larger organization;
4.) The balance of pathos (emotion) and logos (logic) in your pitch, and which one is most important; and
5.) The difference between pitching to customers (an often underlooked form of funding) vs investors.

Come learn from Shahzad Bhatti, CEO of Axiom Learning, on how to design and deliver your pitch to achieve the outcomes you want!

About Shahzad Bhatti: 

Shahzad Bhatti is CEO of Axiom Learning, a company dedicated to helping every student access opportunity through its proprietary curricula, education technology and learning centers, including projects in partnership with the Gates Foundation and Harvard. Axiom has eleven offices across Boston, California, NYC, Seattle and Malaysia and pro bono operations helping Rohingya refugees in Malaysia and supporting some of the poorest students in America. Shahzad is also on America’s National Education Reform Advisory Board and was recently named 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year (by E&Y). Previously, Shahzad was Director of Investments at a $50B sovereign wealth fund in Asia where he managed investments in the OIC, Education, Renewables, Biotechnology, Creative Arts and Technology. Shahzad was also Founder/CEO of the SAB Negotiation Group, turned around as CEO, taught negotiation at Harvard Law School, was a corporate attorney in Tokyo and Washington and co-founded the humanitarian relief NGO Doctors Worldwide. Shahzad was named a Young Global Leader by the WEF and was an elected delegate to the 2016 DNC. Shahzad graduated from Harvard Law School (JD), Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government (MPA) and Columbia University (Political Science-Economics and Biochemistry) where he was elected captain of the track team. Shahzad is happily married with three amazing kids!

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Please plan to arrive at 6:30PM 
The talk will begin promptly at 7PM

Tickets are limited and will be checked!

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We ask that you cancel your ticket if you do not intend to attend so that others can purchase their ticket and we can adjust our count accordingly. 

Muppies is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering and advancing Muslim professionals to be leaders in their careers and communities.

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