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Startup Advantage Course: Idea to Funding

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This is a 12 week course organized by SV Forum. The course meets once a week on Tuesdays from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm for 12 weeks.

Idea to IPO is collaborating by promoting this course.

Idea to IPO members can attend the course for 30% off the general public price.

If you RSVP "Yes" on meetup.com, you are not registered for the course.

In order to attend, please register and pay here:

http://www.svforum.org/Start-Advantage/Start-Advantage-Course

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IDEA2IPO

Through a proven, part-time 12 week program, existing and prospective startup founders can learn how to launch their companies from a roster of top startup and investor mentors, including Bill Reichert of Garage Technology Ventures, Steve Goldberg of Venrock, Andrea Zurek of XG Ventures, Chris Barton of Dropbox, Manish Chandra of PoshMark & Kabbodle, that can take you from idea to funding in just 3 months!

By leveraging the learning and connections made at our events, SVForum Members have raised over $250M in venture capital since 2008, outperforming 98% of incubators in the country, and unlike many incubators and accelerators, we do NOT ask for equity in your company.

Please note that seating is limited to allow personal coaching, so we recommend early registration to secure your place.

Featuring a host of guest mentors, VCs, and angels - see below for details - plus actionable collateral, so you get going fast, this focused program on 12 interactive workshops will guide you through the key areas critical for success, from recruiting co-founders to raising ventrue capital, and how these affect YOUR startup.

“The Startup Advantage program was truly a worthwhile and memorable experience. What I learned, what I saw, what I heard & the connections I made throughout the 12 week program were far more valuable than the text of a book or a dry lecture, and provided a deeper understanding of the entrepreneurial world. More importantly, this program fueled my passion to create.”
Tracey Horne, Startup Advantage Delegate

There’s a lot to get done – recruiting a top notch team, building the prototype, acquiring first customers, developing a scalable business model, raising venture capital, and a whole lot more. So what are the key factors you need to master, and how can you leverage these to your advantage, and leave the competition eating your dust?

During this 12 week course, you will cover the following topics:

Qualifying & quantifing the market for your product/service?

Pulling together your team

Creating your business model & financial model

Positioning, marketing & sales

Raise the venture capital for your startup

Negotiating the term sheet

Funding pitch practice sessions

Pitching your startup to leading Silicon Valley VC and Angel investors

THIS PROGRAM MEETS EVERY TUESDAY FOR 12 WEEKS FROM FEBRUARY 26 - MAY 14.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AS SEATING IS LIMITED. NO WALK-INS.

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT NOON ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH.

Speakers Click on the speaker to see full bio.

Andrea Zurek XG Ventures Andrew Roberts Ephox Bill Reichert Garage Technology Ventures Chris Barton Dropbox Chris Gill SVForum, Sand Hill Angels Dan Himelstein Haas Business School, Berkeley Manish Chandra PoshMark, Kaboodle Nick Gammell GAIN Steve Goldberg Venrock