Bplans Press Releases First eBook for Entrepreneurs Seeking Funding
Bplans Press today announced the release of its first eBook for entrepreneurs, How to Pitch and Get Funded. The author, Caroline Cummings, is a two-time technology entrepreneur. She shares tips and tools she successfully used to help her raise close to $1 million in her previous start-up ventures. The eBook is free to download and can be accessed by visiting http://www.bplans.com/elevator-pitch/ebook/.
Cummings has pitched her former businesses in elevators, parking lots, taxicabs, hotel lobbies, conference rooms, using Skype, and even on stage in front of hundreds of angel investors. In 2009, she pitched her first start-up in 10 minutes at the Angel Oregon business plan competition in Portland, the largest angel investor conference in the Pacific Northwest, and was one of the three companies funded out of over 50 startup companies who submitted for an opportunity to pitch.
Pamela Slim, author of Escape From Cubicle Nation: From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur, commented, "nothing strikes fear in the heart of an entrepreneur like having to pitch investors for the first time. Caroline Cummings breaks down the process of pitching in clear, actionable and effective ways. She has lived the startup journey herself, and knows exactly what she is talking about. I recommend this eBook for anyone who wants to successfully close funding for their startup."
Among other reviewers are, Diane Fraiman, a partner in Voyager Capital, and Rick Turoczy, co-founder of the Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE) and Editor of the Silicon Florist.