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How to Get Funded/Angel Investor Gary Jinks

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Featured Speaker: Gary Jinks - Managing Director, South Valley Angels


6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Check In, Food, Networking

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm How the funding process works; what do you need to prepare; how to formulate your message

7:30 pm – 7:45 pm Startup Valuation Overview

7:50 pm – 9:00 pm How to prepare your executive summary and investor presentation - step-by-step


Abbott Stringham & Lynch

1550 Leigh Ave, San Jose, CA 95125


This is an interactive and dynamic workshop to help anyone learn how to get his or her business message right and deliver it confidently.

· Designed to address your questions and assess your current strategy and business case

· Learn to clearly communicate your vision, plan, and value proposition.

· Learn step-by-step bullets for your executive summary and pitch deck.

· Match funding strategy to “needs”: how much do you need and why?

· Abbott, Stringham & Lynch (ASL) will also provide a short overview of tax and accounting considerations for startups.

About the Speakers

Gary Jinks has spent his entire career in Silicon Valley creating innovation and getting it into the hands of customers. Gary is the President of GLJ Group focusing on strategic planning and new market entry, resulting in over $300M in new business for clients. Gary is also the Founder, Managing Director and Chairman of the Board for South Valley Angels which he created in 2011. Gary is highly respected and very active in the Silicon Valley innovation ecosystem, regularly mentoring for Santa Clara University, local accelerators and other investor organizations. In 2015 Gary worked with over 70 startups to establish strategic direction and launch. Prior to this Gary spent 20-years with fortune 1000 companies holding key positions in Systems Engineering, Operations, Project Management and Business Development.

If you have questions about the content of Gary's presentation, please email him at:


Mark Sheffield (CPA)

Mark is the in-charge Principal of the ASL Emerging Business Group. He specializes in startups and growth companies. With over 25 years of experience, he thrives on helping his business clients succeed by: (1) Providing best practice finance, accounting, and regulatory solutions so founders can focus on the business at hand, (2) Being a resource center of best practices with access to knowledge leaders in other critical areas for business success. ASL has helped thousands of businesses succeed.

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