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Build a Business Pitch

  • Project Franklin 74 Kent Street Brooklyn, NY, 11222 United States (map)

Join us for our first ever New York Build Day in partnership with Project Franklin, a stealth-mode startup for Store No.8, Walmart's new incubator, to learn how to make and deliver a successful business pitch. (Think Shark Tank!) You’ll get the opportunity to work with fellow #BUILTBYGIRLS community members and pitch your idea to mock investors at Project Franklin. Mark Cuban’s got nothing on you.

Your Instructors:

Cristina Haines, Field Operations Manager at Franklin, has over six years of professional experience in large scale, hyper-growth tech companies like Uber. She’s a pro at pitching stakeholders to get buy-in and approval.

Other Franklin instructors on-site: Bart Stein (CEO), Anthony Cafaro (Head of Design), Whitney Pegden (Head of Ops), Ivy Malao (Software Engineer), Michelle Morgenbesser (Product Manager) and many others!

In this Build Day, you will:

  • Learn how to make and deliver a pitch (From discussing strategies of unexpected questions that arise during a typical Shark Tank pitch and watching a mock pitch)

  • Break into groups to work on pitches with Project Franklin employees

  • Show it off! Volunteer teams can present their perfect pitch

No laptop needed, just a phone is fine. Pizza will be served (#duh). See You There!

Please note: While our events are open to everyone, our events are geared towards students who identify as female or gender non-binary between the ages of 15-22.

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Later Event: May 22
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