XLR8HI Pitch Perfect Workshop

About the Workshop

Pitching is an art and a science. Whether you’re seeking outside investment, hiring new employees, or searching for a co-founder,  you need a presentation that excites. Every pitch and presentation needs to hit the most important touch points, regardless of your audience. Learn how to tell a story that appeals to the emotions of your listeners, and frame your pitch for any situation. At the close of the course, you’ll get to put it all together in front of a live audience made up of your classmates, friends, and investors offering constructive feedback.

This workshop is part of the Business 202 series, and features lectures from the team at Sultan Ventures.

Course Content

Fundamentals Of A Pitch Deck

You need to build a pitch deck that hits all the points investors are most interested in. Investors hear thousands of pitches. If your deck doesn’t hit the key points you might not even make it into the room.

Determining The Story

They say all marketers tell stories. Every presentation is a story. Telling a captivating story is crucial to keeping your audience hooked and interested.


A frame is the instrument you use to package your power, authority, strength, information, and status. Presentations can be in a power frame, analyst frame, time frame, and prize frame. How should you frame your presentation?

Tying It All Together

Now it’s time to apply what you’ve learned, and dive into the shark tank. Practice your pitch in front of an audience and get constructive feedback on your performance.

Course Date


5 Weeks

1/8  –  2/5

5:45pm  –  8:15pm


This workshop is located in the offices of:

Sultan Ventures

900 Fort Street Mall #1888

Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813

Discount Application

Discounts & scholarships available to members of underrepresented communities.

  • Save up to 75% off for Women + Minorities.
  • 50% off  for University of Hawaii Students + Neighbor Islands.
  • 25% off for Repeat Customers.
  • 20% off when you Refer a Friend.

To fill out a course application and find out if you qualify for discounts, click here.

Support for our workshops comes from the Economic Development administration, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the University of Hawaii, XLR8UH, and Sultan Ventures.