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StartupSac Office Hours: How Stories Can Move Your Startup Forward

October 18, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Karl Pontau, Squash and Stretch Productions, teaches how to use stories to communicate and persuade potential investors and customers.

Karl Pontau, owner of Squash and Stretch Productions, helps cause-driven startup founders attract investors and clients using engaging stories. He beat two brain tumors when he was 15, thanks to the help of his friends, family, community, and medical team. It’s why he’s so driven to help others build the sort of strong, empathetic connections that got him through the worst year of his life.

Karl coaches well-funded startups to build powerful brands that stand out from the competition.

He will be leading an interactive webinar that covers the science behind how people actually make decisions.

And, he’ll show how stories are the perfect way to communicate with and persuade people.

Then, Karl will explain the four types of stories you need to share and how they work together to make your business shine.

There will be plenty of interactivity throughout the webinar, and a few courageous founders will even get to work on their stories with Karl during the webinar. If you’re interested in volunteering to work with Karl during the event, email us at info@startupsac.org.

And, check out Karl’s Newsletter to get more valuable brand storytelling tips.

About our Presenter

Karl Pontau, Owner, Creator & Director, Squash and Stretch Productions

Karl Pontau is alive because a small, dedicated group of family, friends, community members, and medical professionals helped him overcome two brain tumors when he was 15. It showed him the impact people can have when they work together. His purpose in life is to help people like you build strong connections with the right people so you can have a positive impact on the world.

When companies need to explain complex concepts, generate more revenue, or strengthen their brand presence online, Karl and his team at Squash and Stretch Productions help them with brand story coaching and/or creating high quality, custom animated content.


October 18, 2022
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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