Startup Insights

Freemium business model: a most dangerous experiment

Freemium business model: a most dangerous experiment

We are considering the option of opening our product once again, and have started a few experiments and case studies to understand the real potential of a freemium business model, and how it could reshape our business in the months to come. 

Pitch deck outline: what to include in a startup pitch

Pitch deck outline: what to include in a startup pitch

A pitch deck is the standard document used by startups to present their case to investors; it’s a brief deck comprised of about 10 to 20 slides. There’s a standard, widespread pitch deck outline, mostly because it’s what an investor expect to see before meeting a prospect, and even an extended version of that presentation is what ends up being used most meeting.

Elevator pitch examples from successful startups

 We've collected some startup elevator pitch examples from successful businesses for you to get some inspiration out of it! By having a good elevator pitch, you can make the best of brief encounters with potential investors at parties, business events, or.... actual elevators. 

Why Your Landing Page Might Be Wasting Your Money

Why Your Landing Page Might Be Wasting Your Money

Landing pages are the most important thing for your business right now. Get your landing page right, and it’s basically a money generator. Get it wrong, and you’re leaving money on the table. In this article, learn what you might be doing wrong with your page and how to fix it! 

Andrew Ackerman: Startups & Spirits

Andrew Ackerman is a successful serial entrepreneur, startup mentor, and occasional angel investor. He runs Dreamit's UrbanTech Accelerator and see over 2000 startups each year, selecting fewer than 20 to work with. He works with partners such as Jeff, Vinik's SPP, Penn State, and Blackboard to develop and execute on their strategies for sourcing external innovation and encouraging internal innovation.