Welcome back to the Startup Junkies podcast!
Caleb Talley and Davis McEntire were joined by Donna Griffit, a professional storyteller and pitch strategist with a special place in her heart for startups. Donna has had to adapt and adjust many times in her career, whether it was shifting jobs or recessions and pandemics, and she’s picked up immeasurable wisdom for entrepreneurs along the way. Let’s learn about it all!
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(1:11) Introducing Donna Griffit
(7:19) Comparing Startup to Corporate
(11:45) The Story-Building Process
(14:26) The Secret Weapon
(15:46) 3 Trends to Look for with Venture Capitalism
(17:46) Common Pitch Deck Mistakes
(21:20) Differences in Venture Capitalism after Covid
(24:46) How Can Startup Scenes in the Heartland Get Investment Dollars off the Sidelines?
(29:46) Advice to Younger Self and Closing Thoughts