I am starting to put together the content resources to help the teams in the new incubator at FIU--Startup FIU. Everybody has their favorite book, article or SlideShare deck on pitching to investors. I just reviewed a book from HBR, "Get Backed: Craft Your Story, Build the Perfect Pitch Deck and Launch the Venture of Your Dreams". The book is very well done. Filled with 10-15 examples of good pitch decks, all of which raised money. Also a lot of advice on content, format and design. I have not seen such a comprehensive (and correct) collection of useful advice anywhere else.
We will be accepting applications to Startup FIU hopefully within two weeks and throughout the summer. Students, faculty, FIU alums and the community are all invited to apply. More on this here at SF shortly. A graduating student from Morocco asked if his team could Skype in from Rabat. A meaningful number of team members need to be physically present in Miami to attend weekly events at the incubator. At an event last week we had everybody from high school students to post-docs come to hear the speakers. We welcome applications from local high school students.