The Art of the Pitch '24 – With Roby Schapira, Senior Vice President, Diverse Segments Leader – Small Business, Wells Fargo

The Art of the Pitch '24 – With Roby Schapira, Senior Vice President, Diverse Segments Leader – Small Business, Wells Fargo

Thursday, June 13, 2024 (8:30 AM - 10:00 AM) (PDT)


In this two-part, in-person workshop, you can expect to fill your pitch toolbox with essential and actionable skills.

In part one we’ll walk you through the process of creating the perfect pitch, and then come back for part two to give you practical presentation experience and provide feedback from our business leaders.   

This workshop is limited to only 20 participants, so act fast and register now! 

Participants are required to attend BOTH days, please plan accordingly. 

Part 1

June 13 from 8:30am-10:30am

Learn tips to be more successful when sharing your vision for how your product or service benefits customers.

Explore the four must-haveto tell the story of your business:

  • -The Business Plan
  • -The Pitch Deck
  • -The Elevator Pitch
  • -Your One Sheet Summary 

Get to know useful steps to effectively pitch your business idea to potential investors, media, customers, and partners.

Part 2

June 20 from 8:30am-10:30am

About Roby our Pitch Expert: 

Robert “Roby” Schapira leads Small Business Diverse Segments for Wells Fargo. In this role, Roby’s team builds strategy and guides the execution of initiatives that support Wells Fargo’s efforts to positively impact diverse/women-owned small businesses. Focus areas include strengthening access to capital, building engagement with women-owned businesses, developing partnership with diverse chambers/small business organizations, and removing barriers for un/underbanked businesses.

A 23-year Wells Fargo veteran, Schapira began his career at Wells Fargo as a part-time teller in 1998. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Arizona and is a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. He is the co-chair of the Corporate Advisory Council for the National LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce and a board member of the GSBA, Washington’s LGBTQ+ chamber.

Schapira is an accomplished speaker and has provided insight on small business topics for national and local media outlets, nonprofit organizations, and financial industry forums.

400 E Pine St Ste 322
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
This event is in-person at our GSBA office on Capitol Hill
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Thursday, June 13, 2024 (8:30 AM - 10:00 AM) (PDT)
Part 1- June 13 from 8:30am-10:30am Part 2- June 20 from 8:30am-10:30am
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