Business Advisors

ENTI 317 - Pitch Advising (Fall 2021)

Hello Team Hunter!

We are looking for Pitch Advisors to join us in class to coach undergraduate students taking Houston and Rosalynn Peschl's ENTI 317 course in Entrepreneurial Thinking. This is a compulsory second year course for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce program at the Haskayne School of Business. The focus of the course is to equip students to think entrepreneurially, although we hope many of them will become successful entrepreneurs as well!

Please signup for a timeslot(s) located at the very bottom of your screen. Below you will also find the activity overview and role expectations.

ACTIVITY OVERVIEW

The ENTI 317 Pitch Advising sessions are online presentations that are held during Week 8 of the term. Each student team will present a three minute video pitch to a panel of Team Hunter Advisors (that's you) about their proposed business concept. The panel of Advisors will then have six minutes for Q&A to provide them with insights on how to improve their business model in the following areas:

  1. Can their problem be monetized profitably?
  2. Do they have an innovative solution?
  3. Is their value proposition attractive?
  4. Do they have a clear unfair advantage in the marketplace?
  5. Do they understand their larger custom segment and early adopter (focus on early adopter in this class)?
  6. How well have they validated their business model?

Ultimately, students will be using the feedback from the panel to determine if they are going to pivot or persevere with their idea.

The feedback received in these sessions help students to prepare for their final in-class pitch, which is judged by a panel of Team Hunter judges and also contributes to their final grade. From here student-teams from each semester then have the opportunity (not compulsory) to compete at the RBC Fast Pitch Competition, hosted annually by the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

WHAT TO EXPECT & YOUR ROLE

  • Judges will have access to view the video pitches 24 hours prior to class. Links to the platform and your sign-up details will be sent to you in a separate email. You will also have the opportunity to attend an optional session to learn how to use the platform.
  • As a Pitch Advisor, you will visit the class for a 2 hour and 15 minute period and see three minute video presentations from 7 teams of 4-5 students.
  • There will be 1 minute of turnover time in between presentations.
  • Additional time is made up of a before and after discussions.
  • Your role is to provide verbal feedback during the session and you will have 24 hours after the session to provide brief written form for each team.
  • Try to provide a critical, yet supportive lens when giving feedback. Remember - these are second year students and they have only been taking this course for eight weeks. Their ideas might be fresh!
  • This course is all about 'entrepreneurial thinking' and demands action, leadership and accountability so please encourage the students to think for themselves - you are not there to simply do all the work for them!

After signing up, training materials, the schedule and meeting links will all be provided in advance of each session. There will also be a 15 minute briefing at the beginning of each lecture to help you feel comfortable with the activity at hand.

Due to the tight timetabling of classroom schedules, we ask that all volunteers arrive promptly to their assignment(s), as instructed by the Hunter Centre. We acknowledge that sometimes, life happens, and you may need to withdraw from your volunteer assignment. We ask that you please give us at least 48 hours' notice to find a replacement.

Meanwhile, if you have any questions please feel free to contact us!
Ph: 403-813-2331
Email: [email protected]

With thanks,
The Hunter Centre Team

Location: Zoom (live)

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