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Milwaukee OpenBETA | Setting Your Financing Goals + Milestones
"If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there." - The Cheshire Cat. OK that's a little cheesy, but you need a plan to finance your company! But you can only raise the money you need to grow your company if your company is growing. If that sentence seems as mad as the Cheshire Cat, come to this OpenBETA lunch! You'll learn: *How orienting yourself around national fundraising milestones can enable you to raise the money you need when you need it *How to get a 3-5x markup in the valuation of your company in the next round of fundraising (and why you shouldn't optimize for valuation in your seed round) *How to use these milestones and metrics to drive your daily work *How to talk about your financing + milestones in your executive summary Speaker: Ben Stanley, Director gBETA Milwaukee About OpenBETA: Interested in learning more about startups? Looking for team members, a team to join or just a chance to network with other entrepreneurs? Most importantly, do you love free food? Join us for gBETA's lunch series: OpenBETA. Each week we feature leaders from the startup and business community and cover a range of topics including startup metrics, fundraising and pitching. Oh, and lunch is on us! About gBETA: gBETA is a free, seven-week accelerator for early-stage companies. Each program is capped at five teams, and requires no fees and no equity. OpenBETA is made possible through generous support from QBE Insurance Group.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

2200 E Kenwood Blvd · Milwaukee, WI

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gener8tor is a nationally ranked accelerator that invests in high-growth startups. Three times a year we invest $90K in each of five startups who receive a concierge experience during our 12-week accelerator program. gener8tor supports the growth of these startups through our network of experienced mentors, technologists, corporate partners, angel investors and venture capitalists.

gener8tor invests in high-growth startups, including software, IT, web, SaaS, life science, medtech, e-commerce and hardware. Accepted startups receive $90K and 12 weeks of mentorship-driven programming. gener8tor is a proud member of the Global Accelerator Network ( (GAN) and is sponsored by American Family Insurance (

gener8tor is a GOLD-tier accelerator in the U.S. as ranked by the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project (

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