Gerry Barañano of Tech Futures Group speaks at Accelerator event
Sacramento, February 9, 2019 — The Capital Region AR VR Accelerator was pleased to host Gerry Barañano, Founder, Director and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Tech Futures Group as a guest Subject Matter Expert on February 5 at the Accelerator site at the Allegiant Giving Center/HaneyBiz in Rocklin CA. The focus of Gerry’s remarks to the start-up VR companies was on the Perfect Pitch.
Given young tech companies must constantly be presenting their value proposition to potential investors, customers, strategic partners, executive team members and Board of Directors, it is imperative that they continually work to refine their messaging until they have a concise, perfect pitch!
To that end, Gerry spent time over an extended luncheon with the Accelerator’s start-ups sharing his perspective on this topic, as well as providing real world examples from notable tech company success stories. Gerry was well-suited to share his thoughts. In his career he was VP of Marketing and Sales for companies ranging in size from Fortune 100 to startup. He was instrumental in selling a technology startup for over three billion dollars.
As principal of his own company, Gerry provides go-to-market strategies and strategic business development for tech companies and gets them their first paying customers. Gerry is a graduate of Yale University and has an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
About the AR VR Accelerator — 2019 Cohort
The Capital Region AR VR Accelerator is a 12-week intensive program for start-up and early-stage VR and AR companies. The Accelerator program is unique in that it provides a blend of on-site and virtual components, an infusion of capital, custom-tailored mentor teams, a focus on creation of a mutually-aligned milestone plan for each selected company, and a primary emphasis on growing key influencer relationships (investors, team and board members, customers, advisors/mentors, strategic partners and media representatives) that can directly accelerate success in achieving business objectives.