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Uploaded on Nov 1, 2011

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00:00-00:30 Hi everybody, we're in our new studio! We have a Shark Tank episode today on This Week in Startups.
1:00-1:22 Welcome to the new Mahalo and ThisWeekin offices, which nobody can see! With me is my partner in crime, Tyler Crowley.
1:48-2:30 What's everybody's favorite part of the show? The Shark Tank. But we're going to try and build people up, and tell them how to pitch their idea, because that's crucial to success in getting capital, getting team members, getting bought if that's your goal.
2:45 TYLER- Pitching is easy, but it's not natural. It's something anybody can learn, in a relatively short amount of time, but it's counter-intuitive. Almost everything you've learned about pitching is probably wrong.
3:00-5:05 Thank you to GoToMeeting for sponsoring the show! Everyone check them out and start a free trial at gotomeeting.com.
5:09-5:15 Let's get to the pitches, who's up first!
5:15-7:02 PITCH: Avery Keitt of Klassik Greekwear, www.sewklassik.com
7:05-10:55 Jason and Tyler analyze Avery's pitch, explain how he made it personal! Avery gets a 9.5 for his pitch, 8.5 for his business.
11:12-12:00 Tyler's remarks on the strength of Avery's pitch, including its strong ending segment.
12:00-13:09 PITCH: Martin Floreani, CCO Flocasts, www.flocasts.com
13:09-14:30 Analysis of Flocast. Takeaway: Highlight the one or two most important walkaways, don't try and cram too much into the pitch.
14:32-16:17 Jason re-does Flocasts' pitch
16:17-20:27 Continued Flocast analysis. Pitch gets a 7.0, business gets a 8. The secret to success: quality content, cheap prices.
20:45-25:45 Thank you to Squarespace for sponsoring the show. Go to squarespace.com.
26:00-27:30 PITCH: David Friedman, CEO of Inhabi
27:32-35:00 Analysis of Inhabi- from Jason, pitch gets an 8, business is a 9. Discussion of potential problem of profiling renters, based on race, gender, education, etc.
38:50-41:15 Can renters discriminate based on educational level?
41:47 PITCH: Will Mason, CTO of www.vibe.me
43:40-44:40 Analysis of Vibe.me pitch.
44:45-45:23 Breaking a pitch down into chunks
45:23-48:17 Pitch gets graded: 6-7 for a pitch, business gets a 7
48:17-49:19 Review of pitches. Klassik Greekwear sticks out for Tyler, Jason liked Inhabi
49:19-49:30 Show wrap, join TwistList.co! Thanks to Squarespace and GoTo Meeting, we'll see you next time on This Week in Startups.

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Executive Producers
Louis-Eric Simard, Benjamin Gifford, Jacek Artymiak, Octavian Mihai, Will Paoletto, Geoffrey Clapp, Jeff Hoffer, Kyle Lonzo, Austin Miller, Rashaun Sourles, Robb Kunz, Greg Berry, Sean Lynch, Mary Ann Halford, Jim Joyce, Morgan Howard, Margaret Johns, Kyle M. Brown, Paul Cole, Nick Duncan, Magnus Ingvarsson, Amir Ayalon, Carlos Zaidenweber, Avery Keitt, Joshua Shipsey

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