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Secrets of Launching a Successful Startup and Earlystage Funding

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 Enjoy speaker, networking, small group discussion and food.

5:45-6:45 Networking, Pizza and drinks, Demo tables

6:45-7:15 Small Group Discussions
We sit in small groups to share ideas on what you need for your startups; what you are looking for; and raising funding. Each person says what they are doing; and what they need next for their startup.

7:15-8:30 Secrets for Creating Successful Startups and Early Stage Funding
Discover insider tips on what it takes to become successful; what you need to know to raise your first round of funding and common pitfalls and mistakes to avoid.
Speaker: Keith White, Contract CFO, Burkland Associates

Preparing your business plan--what do you need? Picking the right investor
Do you need funding--should you bootstrap?
Term sheet negotiation
Presenting your pitch
Where do you meet angel investors?
What are possible financing sources? How do different funding sources differ (ie Angels vs VCs)?
How do you evaluate and select your partners?
What are funding partners looking for in you?
How does fundraising differ at different stages of development?
How is an equity deal structured?
How do convertible notes work?
What are the common fundraising mistakes founders make?

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