Pitch expert and frequent startup pitch competition judge Barbara Russell will show you how to create an effective pitch presentation.

About this event

Barbara Dalton Russell co-founded Cap W – an Advisory/investment Banking firm focused on early/mid-stage tech-enabled companies, characterized by strong female and/or POC founders & teams, solving BIG problems with massive market opportunities. In her role as Managing Partner, she strives to advance the ability of tech-based companies, with her focus on AI/ML, VR/AR, ed-tech, clean-tech and fin-tech, to succeed through their model of investing and providing strategic advice that maximizes the ability of these companies to scale via targeted fundraising from optimal/inclusive strategic, venture, and other capital sources.

Barbara serves on the board of several rapidly-scaling, early and mid-stage companies, providing advice fueled from her 31 years of experience in private equity, investment banking, M&A, and capital markets. She also serves on non-profit boards including: NFTE and Alliance for Business Leadership (ABL), both of which represent her progressive views on diversity and inclusion.

Barbara serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts, where she teaches two undergraduate courses in Entrepreneurship. She has been a senior lecturer at: MIT Sloan School: Efficient Capital Raising; Babson College-Wellesley Campus: Financial Modeling: Walk the Financial Talk; Babson College-Boston Campus: Understanding Your Market; Babson College-Miami Campus: Marketing Opportunity and Sizing The Market; Boston University: How To Win A Pitch Competition Workshop; and IIT-Madras: What Makes a Winning Pitch. She also lectures/presents to TechStars cohorts, Learn Launch cohorts, BU – Questrom School of Business, University of Massachusetts faculty, India Institute of Technology and The National Venture Plan Competition on how to create a winning pitch deck and how to present it.

BARBARA’S PASSION: Working with diverse founders of disruptive/amazing early-stage companies to refine their business models, build the right team that can execute on the right go-to-market strategy and help them “nail it”!

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