Office of Education Development and Gateway Education
PitchFun

Pitching

 

Introduction

With the implementation of Discovery-enriched Curriculum at CityU, students are encouraged to make their own discoveries. Students then further develop their innovative ideas into products and services by founding start-ups. Pitching to investors or judges to secure funding to develop their innovative ideas and projects are new and challenging to student innovators and entrepreneurs. To impress investors, student entrepreneurs are highly expected to demonstrate great enthusiasm, trustworthiness and knowledge about their projects and markets to investors or judges with good English public speaking skills. PitchFun provides both customized and private training, and simulation to help students deliver a concise and compelling “elevator pitch”.

What does PitchFun offers

  • Customized English Speech Training
    An English speech trainer will facilitate one-to-one coaching on pitch deck and presentation skills.
  • Private Coaching from Business Consultant
    External business consultant will provide professional feedback on the business idea and help prepare the Q&A session.
  • Simulation
    Simulation will be arranged with professional alumni and academic staff to serve as “angel” for mock pitch session. Videotaping the mock pitch session and feedback from “angel” will be provided.

Who needs PitchFun

Any CityU student who is going to pitch for funding and wants to fine-tune pitch deck and presentation skills.

How to apply PitchFun

Please complete the online application form . Please input CITYUMD\Your-EID as username and use the same password of your email.

What are the online supports from PitchFun

Pitching skills workshop was held in May 2016. The two-hour pitching skills workshop about the essentials of effective presentation skills, the use of Lean Canvas and sharing from a student user on how PitchFun help prepare the pitching for the Technology Start-up Support Scheme is available below.

Online reference and Video guide for pitching will be available soon.


What did the users say about PitchFun

“The English speech trainer gave good recommendation on the content of the presentation deck that made it more professional and fine-tuned the whole presentation skills. The business consultant also helped challenge the rationality of the product from the perspective of customers and judges by providing professional feedback on the business idea.”
-- Nicole Yim

“Pitchfun was really helpful and could “Really make a difference”. It is an effective method.”
-- Tommy Ng

How did PitchFun help students

Two College of Business students, who were shortlisted to join the “World Elevator Pitch”, did 60-seconds pitch in the elevator at Sky 100. (Source: HKSTP Facebook)

Customerized English speech training for two College of Science and Engineering students who were shortlisted to join a business plan competition in Seoul.

Videotaping during training sessions for “I-King” team, a robot designed by a group of engineering students

Award from Challenge Cup Competition by “I-King”

 

How to contact us

Ms Candy Lau
Email: poclau@cityu.edu.hk
Tel: (852) 3442 9084