How do you fund a startup?
It's a simple question but the answer is anything but. With startups, funding is particularly difficult because there is so much inherent uncertainty in a startup that most banks and even investors will not even consider writing a check. What's an entrepreneur supposed to do then? It would be great if you could find out the answer from someone who has been there, done that and, fortunately for you, we have someone who fits that bill.
David M. Ochi is that person. He's a professor of entrepreneurship at UC Irvine and he knows the funding process inside and out as both an entrepreneur and as an investor. In this seminar, David will draw on his extensive experience in this space to help the audience understand the intricacies of the investment process and provide a framework that startup founders can use to give themselves their best chance at landing that big check.
Lunch will be served and we hope to see you there!
About David M. Ochi
David Ochi has over 25 years of experience in early-stage companies having started his first enterprise – a tutoring company called A’s Unlimited - at the age of 13. Mr. Ochi ran this company for 11 years while attending high school, college, and graduate school. Mr. Ochi utilized this experience to become an adjunct faculty member at the University of California, Irvine in 1999.
About Seminars at the CSUF Startup Incubator
The CSUF Startup Incubator is dedicated to helping enrich the entrepreneurial community through advising and the hosting of seminars with subject matter experts. Our seminars are built to empower attendees with actionable strategies and information that they can use to launch and/or grow their businesses.
Entrepreneurs who are working on launching a concept are encouraged to apply to become a part of the CSUF Startup Incubator. At the CSUF Startup Incubator, entrepreneurs work with our experts over the course of six months to develop and launch an effective startup strategy.
Entrepreneurs who already have a business and are looking for new ways to grow or to address existing issues would be an excellent fit for the CSUF Consulting program. Clients of this program work with a team of students, a mentor, and professor to create a comprehensive strategic plan that will align the business for future success.
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