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April 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm



April 16
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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How to Ace Your Startup Pitch and Tell a Unique Story

This free webinar is part of Queens StartUP Competition. Join the finalists and our presentation expert on how to best tell your stories.

About this Event

This workshop will be hosted online. You will receive a link to access the webinar one day before the event starts.

Join the Queens StartUP Program to learn how to most effectively pitch to the investors and potential customers. You will learn:

  • Use storytelling techniques in startup presentations
  • Create an emotional connection with your audience
  • Pitch engaging and exciting content

We will likely to select one volunteer from the audience to give a short pitch and the speaker will give feedback.


Dave Byrne is passionate about helping startup founders to improve their presentation and storytelling skills. He is currently Director of Strategic Trade Relations at TikTok, where he is focused on building trustworthy and safe creative environments for everyone. Previously, Dave worked as a Global Solutions Lead at Google, where he was also president of Google NYC Toastmasters. Outside of work, Dave performs stand-up comedy and is a movie fanatic.

QEDC hosts the Queens Women's Business Center. QEDC encourages all women to participate in this and all other QEDC programs.

The Queens Women's Business Center is Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disability if requested at least two weeks in advance.

This program is supported in part through funding from the office of the Queens Borough President.


As a non-profit, QEDC needs donations in order to keep serving our community. If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution, please click the button below.

The mission of the Queens Economic Development Corporation is to help small businesses.  In view of the Coronavirus, we are taking the following steps:

  • We have compiled a Resource Guide detailing programs to assist small businesses.  These include loans, grants and other aid available through Federal, State, City, and Private agencies. The Resource Guide can be accessed here. It is updated as we receive new information.
  • Assistance in filling out application and all other client services will be done remotely via telephone. To request an appointment, email info@queensny.org and you will be contacted within 24 hours.  Please know our office in Kew Gardens is closed.
  • The Entrepreneur Space Commercial Kitchen Incubator is fully operational and staff is taking additional steps to ensure that it is a safe environment for our clients. For more information, please call 718 392-0025.
  • The Queens Tourism Council is working with our cultural, recreational, restaurant and sporting communities to support them as best we can.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.  Be careful, help those who are vulnerable and wash your hands.


Queens Together

Fuel the Front Lines is an initiative of Acting Queens Borough President Sharon Lee, Queens Together, Queens Night Market and the QEDC to help to meet the needs of front line healthcare workers, other emergency responders, and Queens communities in need through partnerships with local independent restaurants and food businesses. We will fill the urgent need for nourishment while at the same time providing a lifeline to the small businesses that define our neighborhoods. Make your tax-deductible contribution and help us deliver good food made with love by workers in Queens, for people in Queens.