Nathan Gold

Keynote Speaker and Presentation Coach


Welcome to your Demo Day preparation page. I am honored to be chosen to be your pitch coach to help get you ready to present your company to a room full of people on January 17, 2018.

You have the opportunity to deliver a 7-minute pitch followed by 3-minutes of Q&A (NOTE: The timings of the pitch and Q&A session may change):

January 17, 2018 - Demo Day begins at 4:00 PM. Your instructions will be given to you as we get closer to the date.


To schedule a call with me, click on the button below. You will see the available days and times in your local time zone. That should make it easier for you to schedule our meetings. Please schedule your meetings now as the calendar gets thinner and thinner as we get closer to Demo Day. You can always reschedule your meeting even 1 minute before it starts. Do not hesitate to cancel or reschedule if something important comes up or if you are not prepared.

Click to Schedule an Appointment

Compelling Opening Techniques

If you do not have a compelling opening in your presentation, it makes it even harder to garner the attention of your audience. Here are 10 techniques you can think about using when opening a presentation or pitch. Each one has pros and cons depending on how you use them.

  1. Questions
  2. Imagine
  3. Numbers
  4. Quote
  5. Humor
  6. Demo
  7. Confession
  8. Secret
  9. Value Proposition
  10. Story

Investor Pitch Deck Template

There are many structures you can use to design your pitch deck. We have chosen a proven structure from Y-Combinator Demo Day so that you do not have to stress about the flow, form, or content of your pitch.

NOTE: There is really no one correct way of doing this. It is up to you to decide what to cover and how much to cover. Ultimately, you want to set your goal for the pitch and aim for that goal.

Y-Combinator 7 Step Investor Pitch Deck

  1. The Introduction
  2. The Problem You Are Solving
  3. The Product and the Customer
  4. The Opportunity
  5. The Traction
  6. The Team
  7. The Conclusion

Here is a form you can use with the Y-Combinator pitch deck:

For more details on the Y-Combinator pitch deck, go here.