In the world where everyone is striving to build the most powerful weapon, we have a breed called Entrepreneurs who make things happen. You being one, who have just started the journey or have travelled a lot can totally relate to the power of Deck or what we call ‘Slide Deck’.

What is a Slide Deck?

Consider is an Entrepreneur’s Secret Weapon. The stronger it is, the better are the odds of winning your customers and investment rounds. If you are just starting your entrepreneurial journey, make you sure you nail this thing right.

Slide Deck is presentation which summarizes your idea. Ideally has five (05) parts which are further divided as per need

  1. Idea
  2. Problem
  3. Solution
  4. Finances
  5. Milestones

Components

Idea: Should be one line that what exactly is your idea? If you can’t put your idea in simple sentence then you need to work more.

Problem: Here you focus on ‘the problem’ which you are trying to solve. Put stats that how many people have it, how big is your market, segment it and identify your target market.

Solution: State what exactly is your solution? Is it a web portal, mobile app, hardware or a service? Be very precise and make sure you clearly mention what makes you Different from the rest of the competitors out there. You can show product demo as well.

Finances: This is by far the most important slide which explains the financial viability of your idea. It contains your three year projections, time to break even, amount of funding you are looking for etc.

Milestones: You explain what your future goals are, consider adding monthly or yearly breakdown so the investor can see that how strong is your plan.

Resources

Here are eight (08) slide decks which will give you an idea that how they did it and how you can do it

Duxter 

 

Duxter, StartupDotPk, Pakistani Startups, Entrepreneurship, Slide Deck

Taking creativity and innovation to a whole new level through their slide deck

 

Brand Boards

BrandBoards, StartupDotPk, Pakistani Startups, Entrepreneurship, Slide Deck

Says it all in eight slides

Buffer

Buffer, StartupDotPk, Pakistani Startups, Entrepreneurship, Slide Deck

Precise with perfectly crafted milestones in their slide deck

AirBnB

Air BnB, StartupDotPk, Pakistani Startups, Entrepreneurship, Slide Deck

Simple, to the point and highly informative slide deck

Biogrify

Biogrify, StartupDotPk, Pakistani Startups, Entrepreneurship, Slide Deck

Harnessing use of infographics in their slide deck

Square

Biogrify, StartupDotPk, Pakistani Startups, Entrepreneurship, Slide Deck

Incorporating financial tables in extensive slide deck

Piccsy

Piccsy, StartupDotPk, Pakistani Startups, Entrepreneurship, Slide Deck

Redefining the meaning of slide deck using sheer creativity

Foursquare

Four Square, StartupDotPk, Pakistani Startups, Entrepreneurship, Slide Deck

Focusing more of how their product works through the slide deck

Guy Kawasaki’s Deck Rule

Guy Kawasaki is a Silicon Valley marketing executive who was one of the Apple employees originally responsible for marketing their Macintosh computer line in 1984 states that if you are using more than ten (10) slides, you probably don’t have a business at all.

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Read more about the complete Ten Slide Deck Template here

About the author

Namra Luqman

A Rebel on a mission to demolish and rebuild the foundations of a flawed healthcare system. In her free time she freelances with Daastan.

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