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How to Fund Your Startup/ Angel Investor Gary Jenks

This event is sponsored by Dorsey and Whitney, LLP.

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$77 plus Eventbrite fees if you register in advance

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

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  (Working Lunch) 
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm     Workshop III 
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm     Networking 

I  How to Get Your Idea Funded 

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.

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.

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



Workshop II is conducted by Adrian Rich, attorney at law and partner at Dorsey and Whitney, LLP.

 Adrian Rich is a partner in the Corporate & Securities and Venture Capital and Emerging Companies practices of Dorsey & Whitney LLP. He has over a decade of experience advising early stage companies and investors alike and has been a trusted advisor through every stage of a company’s development, including formation, financing, (buy-side and sell-side) acquisitions and public offerings. He has extensive experience assisting companies with private and public securities offerings, university and competitive licensing, strategic arrangements, and joint ventures and also has represented prominent incubators and funds. His work includes specialized expertise representing life sciences and technology companies.

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  • Rob

    Just a friendly reminder: there is a cover charge to attend this event.

    In order to attend, you must register and pay here:


    Or, pay $100 (cash) at the door.

    August 9, 2013

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