A retired veteran, holder of three advanced degrees, a published novelist and an out and about gay man, Seattle based Richard Compson Sater’s personal history lends itself to incredible storytelling. We connected with Richard recently to learn more about how he uses his lived experiences to inspire not only his award winning screenplays but also his pitch!
Elizabeth Scallon is scientist, mentor and award winning start-up and innovation ecosystem builder who connects great ideas to capital. Elizabeth currently serves as the Board Chair and Co-Founder of Find Ventures, a new accelerator program that prioritizes Washington state entrepreneurs from underserved and historically marginalized communities. She’s pretty much a bad *ss and was kind enough to share her perspective on the “do’s” and “do-nots” of pitching.
Whispmart mixes it up and launches our first How To Video featuring Film Festival Strategist Kathleen McInnis. Whipsmart's Executive Director, Amy Lillard talks to McInnis about how she helps creative entrepreneurs craft their pitch so that they can find their niche in the marketplace in authentic and meaningful ways. As she tells it, it’s all about how you sell yourself without selling out!