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The Startup Garage team has helped raise
over $200 million for startup businesses.

Get your startup ready for the ‘Shark Tank’

Clear and effective communication is critical to building (and maintaining) positive brand perception, as well as achieving long-term financial success. Missing the mark in how you communicate limits your ability to:

  • Secure capital
  • Attract and retain customers
  • Create a high-performing workplace
  • Drive long-term growth and revenue

As an entrepreneur, you’ll be encountering many types of “sharks” as your business grows. Potential investors, existing or potential clients, partners and members of the media are just an example.

“Are YOU ‘Shark Tank’ Ready” is a hands-on, high energy workshop where you’ll learn how to effectively communicate with any shark. You’ll learn how to create targeted messaging and then deliver them in a clear, confident and professional manner, particularly under pressure. Industry best practices and proven communication techniques used by seasoned executives working in the Fortune 500 will be shared.

Not only will you learn valuable concepts and ideas, you’ll walk away with completed messaging templates and tools which you can immediately incorporate into your business!




The Startup Garage is pleased to be working with Deborah Linggi, Principal of Linggi Communications. With close to 20 years of experience working in senior-level, global communications roles for such industry leaders as Apple, HP, Illumina, Motorola and others, including startups, she provides invaluable communications counsel to The Startup Garage clients.



“I’ve worked with Deborah a number of times to help set strategic goals and plans. Specifically, she’s helped me think through how to best leverage the strengths of our leadership team when it comes to communication. She was integral in helping to develop the right messaging at the right times as well as recommending potential vehicles for communicating these messages to ensure we were being smart about how we executed. When I engage with Deborah, I know I’m benefiting from her strong experience in corporate communications so she is absolutely one of my trusted advisers.”
Christina Lim, Director, Employee Communications, Illumina

“Deborah has superb communication expertise and is very comfortable in using multiple media formats to help an executive communicate effectively with his/her team. She excels at providing plans and a structured approach for executing an ongoing communication dialogue between an executive and his/her organization. I enjoyed working with Deborah these past three years, and have learned a lot from her on how to be a more effective communicator with my team.”
Hatem Mostafa, Senior Vice President, HP

“Deborah is a skilled advisor who knows how to ask the right questions to craft an effective communication strategy. She helped our client (Wells Fargo Insurance Services) develop strategic messaging to prepare for an important product launch.”
Cason Lane, Principal, Cason Lane Strategic Communications