Please, Don’t Copy Airbnb’s Pitch Deck

Creating a pitch deck can be overwhelming, so naturally, we turn to the internet to give us some sound advice. We’ve all read articles examining “Pitch Deck Examples from Successful Startups” with Airbnb usually listed at the top. Unfortunately, these articles have lead entrepreneurs to believe there’s a simple formula for building a pitch: replicating Airbnb’s deck.

Here are three reasons why you shouldn’t copy Airbnb’s deck:

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What is Blockchain?

At its most basic level, blockchain is a digital-distributed ledger that people around the world can use to exchange information or anything else of value, such as money, titles, contracts, music, video, energy, etc., through encrypted, secure transactions. Businesses...

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What Are Progressive Web Apps?

Progressive Web Apps (PWA) continue to gain popularity within the tech community and are on course to become an integral part of app development. PWAs use modern web techniques to deliver a native app-like experience to users. While some companies like Twitter and...

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Digging In The Dirt: 27 Years Of Project Data

About 10 years ago, Art+Logic christened its homebuilt project tracking and management system. At our Annual Conference that year, we voted on the name “Trantor.” I’m not a sci-fi nut like most of my colleagues but, apparently, the name comes from Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Series. Trantor was . . .

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Milestone versus Waterfall Development

Milestone-driven software development is Art+Logic’s proprietary, iterative development process based on proven agile principles. Each iteration contains all phases of a project: requirements gathering, design, implementation, testing, and delivery. Software is built incrementally from the start of the project instead of trying to deliver it all at once. This approach helps teams respond to unpredictability by promoting consistent and frequent opportunities for feedback.

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A Brief Introduction to Blockchain

At its simplest, a blockchain is a distributed database of transactions that are cryptographically linked to form an incorruptible chain. Transactions are grouped together at intervals to create a 'block.' Every new block depends on its ancestor block being unaltered....

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Help Send Art+Logic to SXSW 2019

Art+Logic has submitted three proposals to present panels at the 2019 SXSW Interactive Festival that will take place March 8-12, 2019 in Austin, Texas. Since SXSW has received over 5000 proposals for approximately 750 sessions, it’s not going to be trivial to make the cut. About 30% of their selection process is driven by community voting via the SXSW PanelPicker site. We’ll be posting information about our proposals here, and asking for your support by creating an account on the PanelPicker site and voting for our proposals.

The first proposal is “Native Cross-Platform Development With C++ & JUCE”: a hands-on workshop in the Coding and Development track that will provide a crash course in how to develop an app using the JUCE application framework that will run at native-code speed on all the major desktop and mobile operating systems from a single codebase.

Art+Logic @ SXSW2018

Once again, Art+Logic will have folks attending the annual South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. If you’re there and want to speak with someone from our sales, engineering, or recruiting groups, we’ll be attending from March 9-14. 

To set up a meeting, send an email to or send a Direct Message on Twitter to @artandlogic.

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