Pitching for Startups

Pitching to Investors?

Bend Venture Conference 2015

Pitch Coach for the Bend Venture Conference 2014 – 15.

You know how stressful it is to pitch to investors and get funded?

I solve this.

I help you gain an edge by specifically crafting your pitch to appeal to investors and I show you exactly how to calm your nerves so you can Slam Dunk your Q. & A.



Most Entrepreneurs, Startups, and Emerging Growth Companies are great at what they do, but lack the speaker training they need to successfully pitch their businesses.

Once they learn the essentials on how to build investor trust, they’ll own the keys to pitching their business with great success.

On top of that, they learn how to rock their pitches, with a calm belly and a dry non-sweat stained shirt!


Thank you so much Diane for preparing me to answer the Q. & A. at the Bend Venture Conference. Everyone told me I did great. I don’t think I could have been so confident going into that without the work I did with you. The world is my oyster! A. P.

I went from an incredibly embarrassing public speaking fail in front of an audience of 100 to 100% conversion rates pitching to bankers and investors. Diane turned me around in 10 short hours! M. K.

I have repeatedly used a story Diane & I worked on for my winning pitch at the Bend Venture Conference. Each time I use that story, it opens up more doors of opportunity! A.C.

People I have coached received  investor funding at the 2014 & 2015 Bend Venture Conference, the largest Angel Conference in the Pacific Northwest.

Here’s how to get my eyes and ears on your pitch:

  1. Send me a referral from a Mentor or Investor.
  2. Submit an Application to see if you are eligible.
  3. Get a Pitch Assessment for a snapshot of what’s working, not working, and find out the steps to making necessary changes.

This is for you if:

  • You are post revenue and willing to invest in your pitch development
  • You are boot strapping and willing to invest in your pitch development
  • You are looking for unbiased feedback (Diane is NOT an Investor or Mentor)
  • You have nerves that prevent you from thinking clearly or derail you in some way during your pitch
  • You take being the face and voice of your business and displaying your Leadership Presence very seriously
  • You place high value in a carefully developed Pitch that is designed to build Investor trust
  • You are deeply committed to your BIG vision

BrianVierraOne of the key differentiating factors of the Bend Venture Conference is the quality of the pitches that are delivered by the finalists. Diane has been the secret sauce behind making sure these pitches are the best they can be. The result has been world class angel and venture pitches from some of the most exciting startups in the region.

Brian Vierra, Venture Catalyst, Economic Development of Central Oregon


As one of a few Public Speaking Coaches from Central Oregon, Diane combines the fine art of Public Speaking with Pitch Coaching.

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