Pitch Deck Bootcamp

3 Weeks


Cohort-based Course

Build a head-turning pitch deck that attracts investors and brings your fundraising goals within reach.

Course overview

Turn your startup idea into an investor-ready pitch deck.

A well-crafted pitch deck creates a winning narrative and crystallizes ideas for your audience, bringing your fundraising goals within reach. In this highly interactive, actionable training, you'll create an effectively-designed pitch deck to attract investors to your startup.

This training is for founders and execs looking to take their startup's pitch to the next level.


You're a founder raising initial funds for your startup from angels and seed investors.


You're a startup CEO or executive raising a seed or pre-series A investment from VCs.


You're anyone working to attract investors and customers to your startup and its mission.

Craft your raise-ready pitch deck in under two weeks with this actionable, in-depth training.

Telling a great story that captivates.

You’ll weave your startup idea into a clear, cohesive and attractive narrative that lands with your investor audience.

Creating a simple and effective pitch deck structure.

You’ll distill your pitch into the 9 - 13 core slides that most investors look for in an early-stage pitch deck.

Clearly articulating your solution's superiority.

You'll help investors grasp a specific problem in the world and why your startup's solution is best-positioned to solve it.

Making your product demo the hero of the story.

You'll make your product demo the apex of your story clearly, concisely and without missing a beat during your pitch.

Keeping your TAM simple and specific.

We'll cover techniques to make your Total Addressable Market (TAM) slide specific and believable.

Clarifying your business model.

Using common mental models for quicker orientation, you'll keep your business model slide clear and easy-to-understand for investors.

Standing out from the competition.

You'll design your competition slide in a way that emphasizes your startup’s differences, and shows how your startup is a vast improvement over the competition.

Highlighting your team’s unfair advantages.

You'll learn how to build a team slide that highlights your team's winning strengths and exudes confidence.

Effectively communicating your vision.

You’ll learn how to best communicate your vision to investors, in a way that builds on your story and keeps you in the driver's seat of the pitch conversation.

Leveraging design fundamentals.

You’ll take a deck design crash course to help you master your presentation's layout and design details to keep your audiences rapt attention.

BONUS: Accessing the best presentation tools and resources.

You'll get recommended resources and tools like stock imagery, illustrations, and fonts, as well guides and cheatsheets you can use while building your pitch.

Michal says thank you for "...an incredible presentation... so packed with value..."

Michal Eisikowitz, Founder & CEO of CopyTribe

What people are saying

        Over the years Jack has consistently delivered high-quality deck designs for ourselves at Boxgroup and our portfolio companies. We know our founders are in good hands when we send them to Jack, he nails it every time!
David Tisch

David Tisch

Managing Partner, Box Group
        We hosted a live deck design training with Jack for our portfolio companies and were blown away by the quality of the presentation and the feedback we received after. Everyone learned a ton and was excited to implement!
David Stark

David Stark

General Partner, Ground Up Ventures
        If you’re looking to raise, you can’t miss this workshop. It was super actionable and had great takeaways not just for the use case of raising a round, but also on how to be an effective communicator in business overall.
Foti Panagiotakopoulos

Foti Panagiotakopoulos

Founder at GrowthMentor
        Getting a good deck is rough, we know that. Jack's workshop was so effective, I asked him to do another... If you're a founder who wants to get your pitch deck right, or you do a lot of basic slide work - you must must get Jack on your radar. His workshop is actionable, but also his energy is infectious...
Liz Cohen

Liz Cohen

Hetz Ventures | Branding, Content & Comms
        Jack Zerby's session... was clear, concise, and I got to apply some of what I learned already today :)
Emma Datny

Emma Datny

Full-stack Marketer | Product Marketing | PLG Enthusiast | Developer Marketing
        This was the BEST lecture, I learned so much.
Dalia Landes

Dalia Landes

VP Marketing / Growth / Brand Building / Culture
        An incredible presentation... the content, the delivery, the clarity... it was so packed with value... [Jack is] going to be the #1 pitch deck designer in our brains for many years to come!
Michal Eisikowitz

Michal Eisikowitz

Founder & CEO, CopyTribe
        We had a successful seed raise and we’re now hands down pushing the company toward our next series A milestone. I did follow [Jack's] masterclass and it inspired a lot of my decisions.
Thomas Mazimann

Thomas Mazimann

CEO and Co-founder at TeamOut (YC W22)

Meet your instructor

Jack Zerby (Instructor)

Jack Zerby (Instructor)

Seasoned design professional, entrepreneur, and pitch deck expert

Jack has been pitching investors and designing pitch decks for over a decade. He's seen what works, what mistakes to avoid, and built this Pitch Deck Bootcamp to share his design principles, systems and methodology with other founders and operators.

  • $2+ billion raised using Jack's deck designs
  • Current Head of Design at Gumroad and DesignForDecks.com
  • Ex Design at Vimeo; Pentagram; Frog; R/GA
  • Ex Consultant at Teachable; American Express; Staked
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Course syllabus


Three Principles Of An Effective Pitch Deck

1. Tell a great story - How to use tried-and-true Hollywood story frameworks to engage your audience

2. Know your audience - How to understand the conversation going on inside an investor's head

3. Be clear & concise - How to get your message across as succinctly as possible 


Crafting Your Core Slides: Part 1

One-by-one, review each of the core slides that most investors look for in an early-stage pitch deck, all with real examples, starting with:

  • Intro
  • Problem
  • Solution
  • Product Demo
  • Market
  • Business Model


Crafting Your Core Slides: Part 2

Building on Part 1, we'll continue reviewing each of the core slides that most investors look for in an early-stage pitch deck, closing with:

  • Competition
  • GTM
  • Team
  • Traction
  • Fundraising
  • Use of funds
  • Vision


Leveraging Design Principles To Elevate Your Story

You'll integrate timeless design principles into your slides, including: 

  • How to use layouts and grids to set a strong foundation for each slide

  • How to use color, contrast, opacity and brightness to enhance each word

  • How to use typography to perfect your brand's personality

  • How to use images and iconography to enliven your narrative


Pitch Feedback

You'll get a chance to pitch and receive personalized feedback from your instructor and cohort peers.

Course schedule

2-3 hours per week
  • Kickoff: Day 1

    11am PST / 2pm EST / 7pm GMT

    Meet your instructor, your peers, and dive straight into to the first topic: Three Principles Of An Effective Pitch Deck.

  • Core Slides: Days 3 & 5

    11am PST / 2pm EST / 7pm GMT

    The first week of Jack Zerby's Pitch Deck Bootcamp will focus on live training sessions, happening Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Each session will last an hour and include short lectures on key topics, along with brief workshops and Q & A.

  • Rapid Feedback Round 1: Day 8

    11am PST / 2pm EST / 7pm GMT

    Submit drafts of your core slides for individual feedback, and experience a closed-door pitch feedback session with your cohort peers.

  • Rapid Feedback Round 2: Day 9

    11am PST / 2pm EST / 7pm GMT

    Submit drafts of your core slides for individual feedback, and experience a closed-door pitch feedback session with your instructor.

  • Final Session: Day 10

    11am PST / 2pm EST / 7pm GMT

    In our final session, you'll participate in a crash-course on pitch deck design principles. This session will help you level up when communicating with designers and/or using presentation design tools yourself, bringing your pitch deck to pixel-perfection.

Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts

Active hands-on learning

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and project-based

You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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