Peter Diamandis: Energetic Fundraising

April 23, 2008 presentation by Peter Diamandis for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program Educators Corner in the School of Engineering at Stanford University.

Fundraising is simply an energy transfer to further your projects, explains X PRIZE founder Peter Diamandis to Stanford University's budding entrepreneurs. It's also the most crucial skill an entrepreneur can have. When trying to raise funds, it's critical to remember that you have to ask for what you want, and that you have to give others the opportunity to be involved. And, says Diamandis, never walk away from a potential funder without something; whether it's dollars, feedback to help you pitch more efficiently, or the phone number of another contact.

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