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How to Get Investors to Invest in Your Startup/Angel Investor Gary Jinks


There is a cover charge to attend this event.

A "YES"  RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation.

Please register and pay here:

Take advantage of discounted online advance registration pricing. 

Please bring your printed ticket to the event.

Or, pay $100 (cash) at the door (Mention that you are an Idea to IPO member.)

Space is limited.

This 5.5 hour event will walk you through the steps to position your company for funding. We will start with understanding your business viability, the business life cycle, the funding process, what type of funding is right for you and what you need and when. We will discuss how to develop your business plan, strategies, team and road map. We will end the workshop going bullet by bullet on how to put together a compelling executive summary and investor slide deck that will get you funded.

Breakfast, lunch and refreshments  will be provided!

Learn from an angel investor and gain the tools you need to develop your idea, build a team, formulate a strategy, and obtain funding. 

There are outstanding resources available to help entrepreneurs get their ideas off the ground - from accelerators and incubators to the big consulting firms on Page Mill Road. 

If you are fortunate enough to have the resources to hire one of these consulting firms, or are able to get into one of these accelerators or incubators, you may be on your way.

However, not everyone has the resources they need to hire a pricey consulting firm.  And not everyone can get accepted into highly competitive programs like Y-Combinator.

How does one level the playing field?

This workshop is geared to provide the  insight and knowledge  a budding entrepreneur needs to get on track for success and get funding.


10:00 am -10:30 am    Networking 
10:30 am -12:00 pm    Workshop I 
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm    Workshop II 
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm    Workshop III 
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm    Networking 

I      How to Get Funding for Your Startup 
II    Legal Issues for Entrepreneurs Seeking Funding 
III  How to Write an Executive Summary and 
Develop Your Investor Presentation

This overview will provide the fundamental building blocks for creating and launching an idea, along with a basic understanding of the startup and product realization processes and lifecycle. After this workshop you will understand the startup roadmap, how to develop and build a team, how to develop your strategy, and how to get others interested in your idea.

You will gain a fundamental understanding of funding options, their impact and how to determine which one is right for you.  You will have an understanding of the various funding options available to you, their pros and cons, and what you need to develop a successful strategy to fund your idea.

Finally, you will be equipped with the tools and understanding to create the key documents required to obtain funding. Learn how to avoid the common mistakes that most startups make in this crucial step. After this workshop you will know how to develop a compelling executive summary and investor presentation that will inform and help persuade investors to fund your startup.

This workshop I and III are conducted by investor Gary Jinks.

If you have questions  regarding the content of the workshop, contact Gary at:


Gary is the founder and managing director of South Valley Angels and president of GLJ Group.

GLJ Group facilitates, coordinates and manages the flow of quality deal flow and opportunities to achieve realization, launch and financial success. GLJ Group and partners provide resources, services, and/or professional networks that enable quality deal flow  and subject matter experts to help entrepreneurs achieve success.

South Valley Angels (SVA) works with entrepreneurs to build the great companies of tomorrow. SVA is comprised of entrepreneurs and senior executives from a wide range of industries who are passionate about investing for the future. 

South Valley Angels funds innovative startup companies with compelling ideas and promising teams. We review companies from all regions and have a special interest in nurturing the greater San Francisco Bay Area. 

SVA provide funds to compelling start-ups and seed-stage companies while offering hands-on mentoring to ensure success for the company and a viable return on investment for investors.


Workshop II is conducted by Terry Kelly, attorney at law and partner at Dorsey and Whitney, LLP.

Terry Kelly is a partner in Dorsey’s Corporate practice.  His practice focuses on representation of emerging high-technology companies with respect to venture capital financing, intellectual property law, and licensing and distribution agreements.

Terry has extensive experience advising clients in connection with financing, and intellectual property protection and exploitation, including the acquisition, protection and sale of intellectual property and buying, selling, leasing, distribution, licensing and development of high-technology products and services.  His clients include software, Internet, hardware, video on demand, semiconductor medical devices, photonics and life sciences companies.

Representative Work  Represented a manufacturer of video-on-demand hardware and software, with respect to spin-off, sale to public company, and recapitalization of U.S. and foreign operations.Represented public company with regard to acquisition of privately-held telecommunications company.Represented a fabless (design-only) semiconductor company in connection with agreements for the design and outsourced production of semiconductors, allocation of IP ownership, and distribution of products.Represented a company in connection with its acquisition, through a private commercial foreclosure sale, of a significant patent portfolio related to photonics.Represented a company in a stock redemption in exchange for patents and technology.Represented a U.S. company in its transfer of telecommunication patents to a major Japanese manufacturer.Represented a company in its acquisition of exclusive patent license rights from another company.Represented a domestic company in agreements licensing electronic design automation software.Represented a U.S. software company in the licensing of patents and technology from a major Canadian telecommunications company.Represented a U.S.manufacturer in the licensing of trademarks for a global brand.
Representative Clients  Annams Systems CorporationEntone, Inc.Geo Semiconductor Inc.Net Optics Inc.Pacific Safety Products, Inc.PurpleComm, Inc.Research in Motion Ltd.SBG Labs, Inc.SIMCO ElectronicsSolarius Development, Inc.Test Enterprises, Inc.Turner BioSystems, Inc.Turner Design SystemsVisioneer, Inc.Professional Activities  Member, American Bar Association, Section on Intellectual PropertyMember, California Bar AssociationMember, former secretary and trustee, Santa Clara County Bar Association University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (J.D., 1983)Stanford University (A.B. Economics, A.B. International Relations, 1979), with distinction CaliforniaThe United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth CircuitThe United States District Court for the Northern District of California Corporate and Securities LawMergers and AcquisitionsVenture Capital and Emerging CompaniesLife Sciences and Health CareTechnology CommerceAsia-PacificClean TechnologyEducational Publishing, Technology & ServicesIndiaEurope


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  • Rob

    Just a friendly reminder.... There is a cover charge to attend this event. A "YES" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation. Please register and pay here: https://sep21fundingworkshop.eve... Take advantage of discounted online advance registration pricing. Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $100 (cash) at the door (Mention that you are an Idea to IPO member.) Space is limited.

    September 20, 2013

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