Making the Transition from Corporate to Startup

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25m 10s
David Beckett shares his own experience of leaving a large organisation to set up his own coaching, and shares three big aspects to focus on.
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David Beckett is an international pitch coach, who has trained over 900 Startups to win over €225Million in investment, working with Accelerators such as Startupbootcamp, ThinkAccelerate, MassChallenge and Rockstart. He's also trained more than 14,000 people at companies such as, Tom


David has discovered three key topics to take into account when making the transition from working for a large company to setting up on your own, as a startup or freelancer. He talks first about the choices of future professional focus – a complete change or a small re-focus. Secondly, he shares a good way to close and to prepare for the first days of your new work. Finally, he talks about how to get your first customers and why three is the magic number!

About the author

David Beckett is an international pitch coach, who has trained over 1400 Startups, and more than 20,000 professionals at major corporates in 29 countries, as well as over 30 TEDx speakers. David is the creator of The Pitch Canvas©, author of the book Pitch To Win, and host of The Essential Pitch podcast. In his 25-year career, David worked for a large company – left to start for himself – went back into corporate life – and started for himself again!