Denton Pitch Competition

Denton Pitch Competition

As part of my role at Stoke Coworking, I spearheaded the coaching program and curriculum design for the Denton Pitch Competition. This initiative was aimed at empowering early-stage entrepreneurs with the skills necessary to effectively pitch their business ideas to potential investors and stakeholders.
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The Denton Pitch Competition, managed and curated by Stoke Coworking, is a flagship event designed to nurture the entrepreneurial spirit within the vibrant community of Denton, Texas. The program aims to equip early-stage entrepreneurs with the critical skills necessary to articulate their business visions effectively and to persuade potential investors and stakeholders.


  • Skill Development: Empower participants with essential skills in crafting and delivering compelling business pitches.
  • Network Enhancement: Provide a platform for budding entrepreneurs to connect with local business leaders, experienced mentors, and potential investors.
  • Community Engagement: Foster a supportive environment that encourages innovation and collaboration within the local business ecosystem.

Structure: The competition is structured around a series of workshops and one-on-one coaching sessions that culminate in a live pitching event. Participants are guided through the intricacies of developing a business pitch that includes market analysis, business modeling, and persuasive communication.

Impact: The Denton Pitch Competition has become a critical catalyst for economic development and innovation in the region, driving visibility for new ventures and facilitating meaningful connections. Through this program, participants gain not only the skills needed to advance their businesses but also the confidence to stand before an audience and articulate their ideas with conviction.

My Responsibilities:

  • Coaching Curriculum Development: Designed a comprehensive curriculum tailored to enhance the presentation and communication skills of participants.
  • Pitch Coaching: Conducted intensive coaching sessions to help participants refine their pitch strategies, focusing on clarity of message, engagement techniques, and visual storytelling.
  • Event Coordination: Collaborated with stakeholders to organize the competition, ensuring a seamless integration of educational content with event logistics.


  • Participant Success: Significantly improved the presentation skills of participants, many of whom successfully attracted interest from investors during and after the competition.
  • Feedback and Iteration: Gathered and analyzed participant feedback to continuously refine and improve the curriculum and coaching methods for future competitions.
  • Community Impact: Enhanced the visibility and impact of Stoke Coworking’s educational programs within the local business community, establishing the organization as a key resource for entrepreneurial development.

Tools Used:

  • Digital presentation tools such as PowerPoint and Google Slides.
  • Feedback collection and analysis software to gauge participant satisfaction and outcomes.