we think differently

Lowering uncertainty for investors

We think

success is market dominance

We think differently

for today's innovative startup companies

We think differently

startups need
product-market-investor fit


Jim Zitek has been a speaker, presenter, instructor his entire working life. His topics help management gather, access, evaluate and use the information to find opportunities, solve problems and reduce uncertainty for better decision making.

He is a walk around, audience-focused speaker who relates to his audience. He is available for keynote speeches, breakout sessions, panels and as a facilitator for smaller, working group meetings. His Current Presentations are:

Mindsets, The Secret To Good Decision Making

Working with hundreds of entrepreneurs, executives and investors, we have learned how difficult it can be to make critical decisions, especially in times of uncertainty. To solve this problem, we created a seminar called, “Mindsets, The Secret To Better Decision Making” which helps decision makers better understand how their Mindsets (for example heuristics or cognitive tendencies) profoundly influence the decisions they make.

Decision makers who understand their mindsets and how they work will also understand why they make the decisions they do. This understanding also enables them to recognize potential errors in judgment, temper overconfidence, and many other insights that affect their decisions. As a result, they become consistently better decision makers.  

We can structure the presentation to meet your specific needs.  

We know major events take time and significant planning, so when it’s time to book a keynote or breakout session speaker or a panelist, I hope you will consider us. Your members will learn about themselves and how they approach decision making plus its information they can use immediately. They will also enjoy sharing these insights with others during the convention, and for days after they return home.

Also, if you would like a private session to share these decision-making insights with your executive team, we can schedule a separate time for that as well.

Please call or email me to reserve a future date or to talk about customizing a program for your members or executives.

How Startups Can Increase Their Chances Of Getting Funded

 This presentation, “How Startups Can Increase Their Chances Of Getting Funded” goes through the “Connect Process “ we have developed to take the entrepreneur from idea to sustainable revenues. It contains 29 detailed steps to get completely through the process and achieve product-market-investor fit.

This presentation gives the entrepreneur and the team an overview of the entire process. And be customized to fit specific needs. For example, it can be about just one aspect of developing the value proposition or customer validation or crafting effective presentations to customers, partners or investors.  

It gives the entrepreneur the basic information needed to develop the company and get it investment ready. Leave room for questions,

This presentation can be a Keynote, a breakout session talk or part of a panel discussion. It can be customized to fit your theme and the needs of your members and the time available.

Help! The News Is Driving Me Crazy.

Making business and personal decisions today is more difficult than ever because getting objective, reasoned information is difficult to obtain. One reason is that much of our information comes from the media and this information is often sensationalized, shallow, ideologically biased, often misleading and not relevant. Therefore, it is up to the reader/listener/viewer to untangle this information before using.

That is why this presentation is so valuable for anyone who has to make difficult decisions. It is based on many years of experience developing the Critical Thinking Skills needed to decipher real information from the hype. It uses simple English and real-world examples and illustrations to make each point crystal clear. At the same time, the presentation is punctuated with humor and passion so it feels more like entertainment than a learning experience.

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