Perfect Pitch: Go beyond what you want

A perfect pitch can make all the difference for you.

Secure research funding. Score a promotion. Attract investments. Land a new job. Sign on major customers and collaborators. Grow management's confidence in you and your team. Build your team.

But first, you must convince your audience that you understand them and their needs. Nailing your pitch shows that you know where you are going and you have connected with your audience. The two-part Pitch Perfect workshop guides you in how to communicate all that in a clear, confident, succinct and compelling way.

The advice and resources in the Perfect Pitch series are designed to better prepare you to succeed the next time you face: 

  • Grant managers and funding agencies
  • Investors like angels, venture capitalists, family and friends
  • Potential customers and partners
  • Colleagues and classmates
  • Key talent and sought-after collaborators
  • Hiring managers

New to pitching? You will gain skills you can apply to all aspects of your professional and personal life.

Bonus: If you already have a pitch or you have started on one, bring it to the virtual session. Trainer Linda Plano will hone a couple of pitches from attendees during the first session.

Spaces are limited. (Separate registration is required if you wish to attend both workshops.)

Free registration brought to you by Synapse at the University of Prince Edward Island.


      Perfect Pitch: Part 1

      12:30-2 pm AST

      Friday, November 6

      Register for Part 1: Perfect Pitch


      Pitch Clinic: Part 2 of Perfect Pitch series

      12:30-2 pm AST

      Friday, November 13

      Register for Part 2: Pitch Clinic


Meet your trainer Headshot of Linda Plano, PhD

Deep wells of experience and a track-record of guiding thousands of entrepreneurs and academics to success make Boston-based Linda Plano the ideal trainer. She has trained smart people around the world, including right here in Atlantic Canada and on campus at UPEI. She earned a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University and won a Mass Technology Leadership “Mover and Shaker” award. Her professional career has included being a Research Scientist and CEO at startups, holding executive positions at large, established companies, and serving on boards like the MIT Enterprise Forum and the New England Clean Energy Council.