Have the team at UARF take an in-depth look at your pitch deck and have the language rounded out, get feedback on your main talking points and have a graphic designer add personal touches for a standout look!
Learn about our giveaway offer and sign up for our newsletter if you want to stay in touch.
Submit one entry through our easy entry form below.
Keep an eye on your email inbox on to see if you are one of the winners!
What You'll Win
Win the opportunity to have experienced pitch reviewers take an in-depth look at your pitch deck and round out the language, design and overall look to nail your next presentation.
The team of UARF will be focusing on just you and reviewing your pitch deck so you can be ready for your next big presentation. This gives you an opportunity to have a standout pitch deck with effective language, strong direction, and a cohesive style designed that is all about you and your branding. This is a chance to shape up your presentations and nail that presentation!
The Experts For The Giveaway
Nick Glavan is the Program Coordinator at the University of Akron Research Foundation and has worked with entrepreneurs of all levels, from freshly generated ideas to fully functioning small businesses. Nick leads the I-Corps program for customer discovery and regularly provides pitch feedback for dozens of startup clients. He especially enjoys coaching entrepreneurs to effectively communicate their value proposition to any audience.
Elyse is passionate about helping creators and problems solvers find markets and customers for their innovations. She has 10 years of experience in customer discovery, technology licensing and supporting startup companies in the polymer science and biomedical fields. Elyse leads UA’s National Science Foundation I-Corps Site, which provides experiential training in entrepreneurship to more than 150 people each year. In that time, she has evaluated hundreds of pitches for Innovation Fund, ARCHAngels and various pitch competitions. She has served as an officer or board member for five Akron-based startups that collectively raised $7 million and achieved one exit. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ohio University and a law degree from Boston University.
As a Kent State Alumni of 2020 with a Bachelor of fine arts, Shannon is now working at UARF. She handles social media, marketing, web design, graphic design, and a few other things in-between. In the almost two years Shannon has been here, she has helped multiple companies with branding and providing original graphic design work. You can check out her work on her portfolio website at, www.smarshburn.com
Enter The Giveaway Here
Keep up to date with giveaways and other opportunities by joining our newsletter
Enter your email to get weekly updates on workshops, funding opportunities, best practices and more