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Are you having hard time getting in front of investors? You have a great product but you are getting repeatedly turned down? Do you think your pitch deck is weak?

Join us this Tuesday for a panel on how to properly raise money from investors, how to find the right match for your company, how to present the product and the pits and falls to avoid in order to generate investor interest in your product.

Our Guest Speaker is an entrepreneur turned investor and have pretty much seen it all.


• Venture Capitalist + Incubator

• Founder of Interplay Ventures

• Author of The Fundraising Rules

• Founder of Columbia Venture Community

• Founder of New York Venture Community

• Blogger at

• Twitter at @mpd



• 6:30-7:00 - onboarding

• 7:00-7:30 - Intros and 1 minute pitches

• 7:30-8:30 - Guest speaker spotlight

• 8:30-9:00 - Q&A's

• 9:00------ After event networking

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  • Nelly Y.

    I'd love to connect with founders who are struggling with getting their tech team to deliver products ON TIME and ON BUDGET or afraid of getting ripped of by a tech team. I teach a 2-day bootcamp where entrepreneurs learn the entire development process (lean and agile methodologies) so you can communicate effectively with your development team, see the red flags and catch mistakes earlier MINIMIZING the damage of mistakes:

    October 2, 2014

  • William Holley I.

    Does anybody have Mark's email address?

    June 4, 2014

  • rajlad

    short and informative

    1 · June 4, 2014

  • Gozde A.

    I think this would have been a wonderful event if a dedicated space was used instead of a bar. One of the organizers complained about people talking loud in the back. They were in the right place and we weren't. Also this was a paid event and I wonder why nobody validated us at the door.

    3 · June 4, 2014

  • Rob

    Thanks for hosting this event. I have Mark's book and it is one of the best I've read in terms of raising capital. The only problem with the event was you couldn't hear any of the speakers due to the noisy people at back table and the live band playing down stairs (good band, though). Thanks again for organizing it.

    June 3, 2014

  • Maria

    Thanks for putting this event together - great speaker and I enjoyed giving a 1-min pitch. If you are interested in what you heard about, I encourage you to sign up to check it out, and then get in touch with me.

    1 · June 3, 2014

  • Adam L.

    I was hoping to attend the meeting, but have a last minute schedule conflict and will need to decline. Will you record the meeting and make the footage available to the public?

    1 · June 3, 2014

  • Nitin k.

    It would be great if this presentation is recorded. There are people who have last minute cancellation but really want to learn and benefit a lot from this....
    Also, would be great if slides can be put up... Pl. let us know….

    June 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ah, just found out about this! I have meetings with clients tonight so unfortunately, I cannot make this event. It looks FANTASTIC! I would LOVE to go to the next one!

    I am an Investment Advisor by day but my wife and I are aiming to open our own indoor play land geared towards toddlers, from birth to about 6 years old. Our business plan is 85% done, to be finished before the end of June and we've aligned with some good PR and marketing people, one of which who works with "Google Partners". We'd love to have a little cafe where parents can mingle while they can still keep on eye on their kids playing in a safe, clean, environment free from weather dependency.

    Are you filming this event or plan on offering another?

    1 · June 3, 2014

  • Mark E.

    Find me tomorrow night: BrandGarage is hosting a $50K retail startup challenge this weekend in NYC... June 7-8. Win test budget

    1 · June 3, 2014

  • Mark E.

    Visiting NYC from SF to produce a big startup challenge this week. Looking forward meeting retail focused companies.

    June 3, 2014

  • Rob

    My team is helping take small companies public. If your exit is to go public we' love to learn more about your company.

    June 2, 2014

  • Kamlesh(Sam)

    Hi Aleksandr,

    We would like to perk to all the members of the group. Any email id to reach you so that I can send you the perk details.


    May 27, 2014

  • Donivan

    This is my first even can anyone tell me what I should be expecting?

    May 27, 2014

  • Kimberly S.

    Who will be speaking at this event? Thanks!

    May 22, 2014

  • Sam M

    Look forward to meeting some great people and potentially a developer that can help my startup.

    May 22, 2014

  • Gorav

    Looking forward to it.

    May 8, 2014

  • Jacob K.

    Our company is looking to invest & partner with an early stage application based start-up.

    1 · May 6, 2014

  • Rosalind R.

    Founder of a creative content, screen sharing platform - seeking a technical team.

    April 30, 2014

  • Urick B.

    ill be there for the next meet up.

    1 · April 28, 2014

  • Vandana P.

    Looking to join startup

    April 28, 2014

  • John N.

    I love productive networking

    April 19, 2014

  • Zach S.

    Anyone going to be taking notes? Not going to be able to make it...

    April 15, 2014


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