ICE pitch session
The Competitive Coaching Clinic offered by the UAH College of Business Administration ICE Lab resumes its regularly scheduled pitch coaching sessions at HudsonAlpha.

Huntsville, Ala. — The Competitive Coaching Clinic offered by the Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurs (ICE) Lab of the College of Business Administration at The University of Alabama in Huntsville is resuming its regularly scheduled pitch coaching sessions at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. The Clinic is offered in two parts every other Friday afternoon, beginning October 17.

Pitch101, from noon to 2 p.m., is an introductory, two-hour session for startup entrepreneurs, established business professionals, students, government employees, and others interested in learning how to make pitch-perfect presentations to target groups that can include investors, customers, prospective employees, upper management, suppliers, competition coaches and others. The session helps individuals understand the most important elements of both substance and style in making presentations. Presentations can be as short as a 30-60 second elevator pitch to a longer presentation of 10-12 minutes, often practiced with a team preparing for a business plan competition. Pitch101 needs be attended only once.

Following Pitch101, a two-hour Open Pitch from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. provides an opportunity to practice a pitch before an audience of peers and others in the community who offer constructive feedback. In addition to providing comments on the pitch itself, participants often engage in a broader conversation about the business model, sources of support, including financial support, potential customers and other valuable feedback. These sessions are highly constructive as well as informative and entertaining. Those who have completed Pitch101 may pitch at Open Pitch as many times as they wish.

Holding the Clinics at HudsonAlpha is an outgrowth of an agreement between the UAH College of Business Administration and the biotech institute designed to collaborate to build entrepreneurship and strengthen skills for both HudsonAlpha associate companies and students enrolled at the College. The ICE Lab is engaged in building the entrepreneurial ecosystem for the Huntsville/Madison County community.

Both Clinics are open to the public at no charge.

To enroll in Pitch101, email john.whitman@uah.edu or telephone 781-708-2764. You will then receive an introductory package of materials.

Open Pitch is open to all without the need for registration.

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