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How to Get Your Idea Off the Ground - Workshop by Angel Investor Gary Jenks

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Price: $60.00 /per person
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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?

These workshops are geared to provide the insight and knowledge a budding entrepreneur needs to get on track for success.

1. How to Get your Idea Off the Ground
This workshop will provide a fundamental understanding of various funding options and their implications. You'll learn how to determine which option is right for you. After this workshop you will have an understanding of various funding options, their pros and cons, and what you need to develop a successful strategy to fund your idea.

2. How to Fund Your Startup
There are many great programs that teach entrepreneurs how to be successful in raising venture capital - but angels are not VC's and the same rules and expectations do not apply. The odds of rasing angel financing are higher than raising venture capital, and in some instances it may be all the financing you need...

3. How to Write an Executive Summary and Develop Your Investor Presentation
This workshop will provide you with the tools and understanding to create the key documents for 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 get the right message across to potential investors.

1. How to Get your Idea Off the Ground
Wed. January 23, 6-9pm
Wed. February 20, 6-9pm
Mon. March 11, 6-9pm

2. How to Fund Your Startup
Wed. January 30, 6-9pm
Wed. February 27, 6-9pm
Tue. March 19, 6-9pm

3. How to Write an Executive Summary and
Develop Your Investor Presentation
Tue. February 5, 6-9pm
Wed. March 6, 6-9pm
Mon. March 25, 6-9pm

6:00-6:30pm Networking
6:30-8:30pm Workshop
8:30-9:00pm Networking

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Cost: Advance online purchase - $50 per workshop; $60 at the door
Discount: $125 for all 3 workshops
Must bring your receipt. Your name will be on the list at the door.

• Questions? Contact: Cesar Plata,[masked] cell, [masked]

Each workshops is conducted by investor Gary Jinks.

Gary is the founder and managing director of South Valley Angels and 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.

• Questions? Contact: Cesar Plata,[masked] cell, [masked]

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