• LiveBETA Indy Spring 2019

    Butler University, Atherton Union, Reilly Room

    PLEASE RSVP HERE: https://livebetaindyspring2019.splashthat.com/ Join us at Butler University for a fun night of food & drinks, networking, and pitches from the gBETA Indy Spring 2019 cohort. The event is free, so bring a friend! 5:30 - Cocktail Hour 6:30 - Pitches 7:30 - Reception LiveBETA is a celebration of gBETA's latest class of innovative startups and entrepreneurs. Each of the five companies presenting have participated in gBETA's Indy Spring 2019 cohort, validating their business models, attracting customers and preparing their pitches. LiveBETA offers an amazing opportunity for gBETA companies, entrepreneurs and investors to mingle. Each company will give a five-minute pitch in front of an audience of investors, entrepreneurs and community members.

  • OpenBETA | How To Get Into An Accelerator

    Barnes & Thornburg LLP

    Equity-based accelerators invest a small amount of money and a lot of resources (mentorship, network, social proof) to help startups do more faster. For startups looking to raise a seed round, the top-ranked accelerators can make this process very efficient! But they are also very competitive. So how do you get an edge? Come to this OpenBETA lunch with the gener8tor team to find out! You'll learn: --The difference between accelerators and incubators --The nuts and bolts of applying --gener8tor's best insider tips for getting an offer 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.

  • OpenBETA | Setting your Financing Goals & Milestones

    Barnes & Thornburg LLP

    "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: Nicole Wallace, Principal/Director @ mAccounting 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.

  • OpenBETA | Get Nexted!

    Barnes & Thornburg LLP

    The purpose of a pitch deck isn't to answer every question anyone will ever have about your startup. It's to get nexted! Come to this OpenBETA lunch to learn what to include, and what to save for your next meeting. --The objective of pitching to investors --When to use a pitch deck and when to use an executive summary --gener8tor's best practices for formatting and content for a formal pitch deck --How to pitch an investor over coffee --Hear an entrepreneur's perspective on pitching Speaker: Brittany Young & Andy Kennedy, Product Marketing & Brand @ Innovatemap 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.

  • OpenBETA | Comparables & Why They Matter

    Barnes & Thornburg LLP

    If you want to be the best, you have to learn from the best. You also have to prove to investors that they will make money. That's where comparables come in! Come to this OpenBETA lunch. You'll learn: --Why you need to understand the M&A environment in your industry vertical --How to understand the M&A environment in your industry vertical --How to talk about your comparables in your executive summary Speaker: TBD 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.

  • OpenBETA | Determining your Revenue Model & Pricing

    Barnes & Thornburg LLP

    You're not an entrepreneur until you sell something! But how do you decide how to charge for your product and how much? Come to this OpenBETA Lunch. You'll learn: --The most popular/common startup revenue models --Why margin doesn't matter in the beginning --How to price your product and test different revenue models --How to talk about your revenue model in your executive summary Speaker: Jonathan Treinish, Senior Manager Pricing & Portfolio Analysis at Covance 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 & The Speak Easy.

  • OpenBETA | Researching Your Market Size & Competition

    Barnes & Thornburg LLP

    Join us for gBETA Indy's second Spring 2019 OpenBETA Lunch! Every entrepreneur should know the size of their target market, and lots of information about their competitors. But before you spend $5,000 on an expensive research report, come to this OpenBETA Lunch with John McDonald, CEO at ClearObject. You'll learn: --Why your market size matters --How to estimate your market size --How to research your competition --How to talk about your market size and competition in your executive summary Speaker: John McDonald (CEO, ClearObject) 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.

  • OpenBETA | Legal 101

    Barnes and Thornburg Building

    Join us for gBETA Indy's OpenBETA Lunch, Monday, March 4, 12pm! This is a brand new OpenBETA for the Indy Community! Legal-101 for Startups There are some common legal mistakes new startups make, but you don’t need a law degree to avoid them. You just need to come to OpenBETA to make sure you set your company up for success from day one! Speaker: Travis Stegemoller, Attorney, Director of Entrepreneurial Services at Barnes & Thornburg LLP What you will learn: --Structuring your company for the type of financing you are pursuing --Protecting the intellectual property of the company --Vesting founder and employee equity to incentivize future contributions 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. 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.

  • gBETA Spring 2019 Info Session

    Industrious Indianapolis

    *THIS MEETING WILL BE VIRTUAL DUE TO THE WEATHER* Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/823718733 You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (786)[masked] Access Code:[masked] Please join us to learn more about gBETA Indy and our upcoming spring cohort! Have a startup, product, or idea? Want free help? gBETA Indy is accepting applications through February 10th. Program Dates: February 28 - April 22 About gBETA: gBETA is a program of nationally ranked startup accelerator gener8tor. gBETA is a free accelerator for early-stage companies with local roots. Each program is capped at five teams, and requires no fees and no equity. Participating Companies Receive: -Access to a community of entrepreneurs including their fellow cohort members, as well as gener8tor and gBETAalumni. -A formal relationship with at least 2-3 mentors with relevant expertise. -Introductions to the gener8tor network of successful entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists and technologists. -Individualized coaching and mentorship from the experienced gener8tor team. -Office space. -$1M+ in deals and perks from vendors like SoftLayer, Rackspace, Amazon, PayPal, Zendesk and Microsoft.

  • LiveBETA Indy Fall 2018

    Butler University, Atherton Union, Reilly Room

    PLEASE RSVP HERE: https://livebetaindyfall2018.splashthat.com/ Join us at Butler University for a fun night of food & drinks, networking, and pitches from the gBETA Indy Fall 2018 cohort. The event is free, so bring a friend! 5:30 - Cocktail Hour 6:30 - Pitches 7:30 - Reception LiveBETA is a celebration of gBETA's latest class of innovative startups and entrepreneurs. Each of the five companies presenting have participated in gBETA's Indy Spring 2018 cohort, validating their business models, attracting customers and preparing their pitches. LiveBETA offers an amazing opportunity for gBETA companies, entrepreneurs and investors to mingle. Each company will give a five-minute pitch in front of an audience of investors, entrepreneurs and community members.

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