About

Overview

Pitch Creator was founded in 2014 to create jobs in Baltimore by helping entrepreneurs learn how to communicate with investors and raise capital. We started by teaching live classes for 3+ years. Today, online courses have expanded our reach and allowed us to serve the following people:

  • CEOs/entrepreneurs who need to raise capital.
  • Coaches, mentors, and accelerator instructors who work with those entrepreneurs.
  • College/university entrepreneurship instructors who are preparing student entrepreneurs for an investor pitch event (like Shark Tank).

Do not believe these myths:

  1. CEOs/entrepreneurs – you need to be a natural salesperson to communicate effectively with investors and raise capital.
  2. Instructors/mentors/coaches – investor pitch coaching needs to be time intensive and exhausting for you.

 

Financial Goal & Purpose

Pitch Creator’s financial goal is to be cash-flow break each year.

Our purpose is to create jobs and we do that by:

  • Creating courses that teach entrepreneurs how to communicate with investors and raise capital (which creates jobs).
  • Reinvesting the profits we make into hiring people who help us continually improve our educational platform.

 

Team & What Makes Us Different

The Pitch Creator team is below. We have collectively invested over $120 million in angel, seed, venture capital, growth equity, and buyout rounds. Our investing experience is incorporated into our courses and programs.

We work backwards from the goal of creating jobs so we do things differently. For example, our flagship Foundation Course:

  • Teaches fundamental principles of raising capital that can be applied to any stage or type of company (not just early-stage tech startups).
  • Can measure how much each CEO has improved during the course.  See “How we help nonprofits with fundraising” below.

 

Statistics and Highlights

We are proud that over:

  • 600 student entrepreneurs have used our online courses.
  • $78 million has been raised by the entrepreneurs who you see on our testimonials page (we don’t track the others so the actual number is higher).
  • 5,000 of our lessons have been watched by entrepreneurs

 

How We Help Nonprofits With Their Fundraising

Non-profits (and other groups) who use our online Foundation Course as part of their entrepreneur education program can show quantitatively how much CEOs/entrepreneurs have improved.  This improvement data strengthens their grant applications and other fundraising activities.

A scheduled investor pitch event with an opportunity to receive an investment (or win prize money) is required, because it provides the incentive for entrepreneurs to focus on our Foundation Course.  Two examples with links to case studies:

  1. University of Baltimore Entrepreneurship Center:
    • 6 student entrepreneurs competed for prize money.
    • Entrepreneurs improved an average of 64% on course learning objectives.
    • Link to UB Case Study
  2. ETC Accelerate Baltimore:
    • 6 entrepreneurs competed for $100,000 convertible note investment.
    • Entrepreneurs improved an average of 62% on course learning objectives.
    • Link to ETC Case Study
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Jason Tagler

Volunteer Director and Founder
Emily Hill

Emily Hill

Director of Operations
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Henry Mortimer

Coach and Instructor
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Calvin Young

Coach and Instructor
Ron Stubblefield

Ron Stubblefield

Coach and Instructor
Sean McElroy

Sean McElroy

Coach and Instructor
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Mary Ellen Beliveau

Advisory Board
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Eric Allen

Advisory Board
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Deborah Tillett

Advisory Board
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Jennifer Meyer

Advisory Board