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Learn and experience how to build your pitch deck and pitch the right way

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Virtual Pitching Workshop #November

Every startup should be able to concisely and clearly pitch their startup within 3 minutes. To be able to do this well, they should start by understanding what investors are looking for in a pitch.

A startup founder has the crucial responsibility of not only kickstarting their enterprise but delivering strong, persuasive and visionary communication. This is especially important when looking to fundraise, as part of a persuasive pitch are compelling visuals that deliver clear messaging.

Come and join this 1.5 days Pitching workshop and pitch to real investors. Participants will also get bonus content that can be used as a pre-requisite to prepare for the workshop. Day 1 will focus on the components of the pitch deck while Day 2 will focus on the presentation skills specifically for investor pitching / demo day.

Key Competencies

Through the session, participants will gain overall knowledge on:

• The anatomy of a strong pitch deck

• The flow of a 3 minute pitch presentation

• What investors look for in a startup pitch

• Presentation skills for startup pitching

Key takeaways

• Be exposed to good pitches that have raised

• Understand the 12 key elements of a good pitch deck and how to build it

• Develop a pitch-ready Fundraising Deck

• Be able to complete a 3 minute pitch

• Handle Q&A like a pro

• Practice pitching to real-life investors and get feedback

Brief Outline

Pre-Class: Watch the video & Build Lean Canvas

Day 1: Focus on Pitch Deck

Day 2: Focus on Pitch


Day 1

9.00am - 10.00am : Presentation at 0 Hour

10.00am - 11.00am : Introducing the 3 Minute Pitch

11.00am - 12.00pm : Creating Your Pitch Online with Lean Canvas

12.00pm - 1.00pm : Lunch Break

1.00pm - 3.00pm : The Anatomy of a Pitch Deck

3.00pm - 4.00pm : Build Your Deck

4.00pm - 5.00pm : Build Your Deck & Pitch v.1

Day 2

9.00am - 1.00pm

  • The Elements of a Pitch
  • The Presentation Formula
  • Deck Building Tips
  • Be Q&A Ready
  • Virtual Pitching Elements
  • Wrapping it Up
  • Checklist of What Investors Look For
  • Building the deck
  • Now, Pitch!

3.00pm - 5.00pm : Grill or Chill #November *Final Pitching Session*


  • Early-stage Startups
  • Product & development stage startups
  • Aspiring Entrepreneurs
  • Innovative Entrepreneurs


Bikesh Lakhmichand, CEO of 1337 Ventures

Bikesh Lakhmichand holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons.), Computer Science from the notable Universiti Sains Malaysia in the year 2000. Being an HRDF Certified Trainer backed with 15 years of training experience, Bikesh’s area of expertise surrounds investing, startups, strategy, digital transformation and design thinking.

Parts of his accomplishments are known through the creation of ideas, people and money slide deck using teachable technology, why design thinking video, lean canvas tool demo video, Astro Awani talk on meaning of scalability, Digital News Asia article on corporate-startup collaborations.

Currently, Bikesh is the CEO of 1337 Ventures which is an early stage investor in new and existing start-ups. All 1337 venture portfolio companies benefit from a rigorous 12-week program that provides startups with access to venture and business networks, mentors and initial capital to jump-start their young ventures - known as 1337 Accelerator.

Concurrently, he is the CEO of iTrain (M) Sdn. Bhd., the country’s pioneer implementer of sought-after professional education that meets industry demands. As technologies, tools, and trends evolve, the company strives to persistently update their training content to adapt to ever-changing needs and standards.

 He can be contacted at bikesh@1337ventures.net.

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