Raising Money from Venture Capitalists Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, in Waltham MA As an entrepreneur, you may have a good business idea addressing a real need in a large and growing market, one that possesses the disruptive technologies, consumer attributes or societal impact that investors are looking for...but will your business be funded? What are those key considerations investors focus on that compel them to do the deal? Our panel of venture capitalists and entrepreneurs will guide you to a better understanding about positioning your company to be an attractive investment and identify critical milestones to gain a preferred entree to venture capitalists. They will provide insight about investor perspectives, due diligence, and which deals their firms are funding today and why. The panel will help the audience to explore some key questions: Are you doing the right things to position your business to be funded? What are the prerequisites to approach venture capital? Where do revenue and market traction factor into the funding decisions? Is now a good time to raise venture capital? And more! Panelists include: Mark Galvin, managing director at the New Hampshire Innovation Commercialization Center (NH-ICC) http://www.linkedin.c... (http://www.linkedin.com/in/mbgalvin) Over the last 29 years, Mark has been part of eight startups. His last company, the New Hampshire Innovation Commercialization Center (NH-ICC), is a technology business accelerator built with the support of the University of New Hampshire, the Department of Commerce Economic Development Agency, the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority, and a staff of successful serial startup company management team members. Todd Hixon, founder and managing partner, New Atlantic Ventures http://navfund.com/te... (http://navfund.com/team/todd-hixon) Todd invests broadly in information technology businesses, with emphasis on companies that use “deep” technology to create commercial value. He is also a contributor to Forbes. Before co-founding New Atlantic Ventures, he was a manager or partner in several other venture funds and venture portfolios. Moderator: Larry Grumer, President, Energy Harvesters LLC, Managing Director, TAA Corp. (www.EnergyHarvesters.com, www.taacorp.com) Energy Harvesters is commercializing the Walking Charger™, an “off-the-grid” portable power source integrated within footwear to charge batteries as you walk. Larry has partnered to launch ten companies; is a Phase 2 proposal grant reviewer for the National Science Foundation; and is founder and managing director of Technology Associates and Alliances (TAA), a management advisory and investment firm for early-stage technology ventures and corporate spin-outs. Larry is chairman of the EntreTech Forum and past chairman of the Boston Entrepreneurs' Network. Price: This event is free to members and $20 to non-members. Membership informaton: http://www.boston-ene... (http://www.boston-enet.org/join-us/membership) Venue: The Foley Hoag LLP Emerging Enterprise Center.in Waltham, MA. Meeting and venue details, pre-meeting self-pay dinner information, and on-line registration are available at: http://www.boston-ene... (http://www.boston-enet.org/meetings/raising-money-venture-capitalists-0) Please note new entry policy: The doors to the building entrance are locked at 7:30 pm. For admittance after 7:30, please use your cell phone to call the number that will be posted at the door. Thank you.