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Perfecting Your Pitch

August 17, 2022 @ 5:30 pm6:30 pm

Join DeckLaunch and Fresh Tech Solutionz at The Ion as they discuss the importance and value of refining your pitch deck.

Join us for our series with DeckLaunch and Fresh Tech Solutionz as they discuss the importance and value of your pitch deck when reaching your target audience.

During this workshop, we will explore:

  • The importance of a pitch deck
  • Must have slides to explain your idea to investors or potential collaborators
  • What information should/shouldn’t you include in your pitch deck
  • Best practices when presenting your pitch deck

This event is useful for: small business owners, startups, entrepreneurs, tech developers, tech / innovation enthusiasts, and anyone new to creating pitch decks

COVID Policy: Masks will be mandatory while inside The Ion

About the Speakers

Dr. Doug Franklin

“Dr. Doug” is the CEO and Co-Founder of DeckLaunch and the COO of Fresh Tech Solutionz. He has fifteen years of management, marketing, and operations experience including opportunities with iconic firms such as Coca-Cola, ExxonMobil, and RJ Reynolds. Dr. Franklin is also a leadership scholar that has presented at more than a dozen conferences, and has published in peer reviewed journals such as The Leadership Quarterly and The Journal of the Texas Alliance of Black School Educators. Dr. Franklin graduated with a Doctoral Degree in Ethical Leadership from the University of St. Thomas Houston and currently teaches Quantitative and Mixed Research Methods at UST.

Derrell Noris

With more than 10 years dedicated to the development of business operations and software development, Noris is currently the Co-Founder and CTO of Deck Launch and the CEO of Fresh Tech Solutionz. Both successful startups provide services to growing businesses who are looking to mobilize their outreach further.

Nicholas Mbaezue-Daniel Jr.

Nicholas Mbaezue-Daniel Jr. is the founder of Egis Project Management LLC, a project management firm dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses for projects in the industries of Construction, Technology, and Business Enterprise. He also serves as Director of Project Management for Fresh Tech Solutionz and as Chief Operations Officer at DeckLaunch LLC. Nicholas considers himself to be a servant of entrepreneurship because he sees entrepreneurship as a major vehicle to uplift the community.


August 17, 2022
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm



The Ion
4201 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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