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The Art, Magic and Science of the Perfect Pitch

May 2, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm


The things most people don’t know that will help you stand out, win millions, close the deal and succeed.

Have you ever wondered why you didn’t get the deal, project, promotion, etc.? The decision-makers loved the idea. They loved the team. They loved everything you presented, but they wanted to think about it a little longer.

In this enlightening session with world-renowned Communications & Leadership Expert John Bates, you will learn the secrets behind pitches that succeed. You will leave ready to apply the secrets of PitchCraft to all of your pitches. From internal presentations to client pitches, you will learn not only what works but why it works.

John has trained teams to take pitches from disaster to success that have raised hundreds of millions of dollars, been acquired in favorable transactions and more. In preparing PitchCraft, John enhanced his own extensive experience by interviewing many top funders in the Healthcare ecosystem. From leading grant reviewers and high-stakes venture fund managers to startup founders, John has gathered and distilled the principles, practices and gems no one ever discusses but which are crucial to success.


Even though you have a great idea, a great product, and a great team, you need to communicate that well, or it can languish while an inferior idea, product, and team rise to prominence. Make sure your pitch skills are worthy of your idea, product, and team. Make sure you are skilled in the Art, Magic, and Science of the Perfect Pitch.


John Bates is the person JLABS brings in to coach their resident companies. He is also the official pitch coach for the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge, JETRO/Cambridge Innovation Center, Houston ION, and others.


May 2, 2023
9:30 am - 1:00 pm


JLABS @ Washington DC