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Funding Options - What Path is Right for You?
September 5, 2012
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
This panel-led program provides an essential overview of early stage capital sources including Angels, Angel Groups, Venture Capital, Bank Debt, Venture Debt, Grants, Strategic Partners and Bootstrapping approaches. Topics covered will include investment criteria, time to closing, investment range, success rates, control features, compliance requirements and the overall costs of capital from each such source.
Join our capital-raising experts and veterans in an interactive panel discussion and post-panel networking reception to explore the funding options available.
Season Pass: FREE
General Admission: $65
Affiliate Admission: $40
Women Helping Women in Entrepreneurship Hear why Sheryl Schultz, Managing Director of Golden Seeds thinks you should attend.
July 25, 2012
One Marina Park Drive, 14th Floor
2pm - 4pm
Boston is home to some of the most active and successful women entrepreneurs and investors. Join TCN and Golden Seeds
at MassChallenge on July 25 to meet and learn from some of these women.
After an educational panel on funding options for your company attendees will break out into small round table groups to discuss their business and receive tailored mentoring and advice from Golden Seeds members and other female CEO's.Registration:Season Pass:
Free (purchase a season pass )General Admission:
$30MassChallenge Finalists: Free (see your dashboard for more information)
Students: Free admission with a StayinMA
scholarship Limited Quantities Registration and More Info
On Sale Now until August 1!
Breakfast Roundtable: Building a Fundable Team
August 15, 2012
9:00 am -11:00 am
Cambridge Innovation Center
Havana Room, 5th Floor
It is an oft repeated truism that angels and venture capital firms invest in teams more than they invest in ideas and technologies. This roundtable will provide investors' perspectives on this dilemma, along with a discussion of other team-related topics, such as:
- What is a founder's role on the management team?
- Is the current team complete enough for the stage of the company?
- Does the current team need someone to play an interim role to fill in a critical need?
- At what stage of the company growth would it be appropriate to have a management reorg?
Jim Woodward - Serial Entrepreneur
Gus Weber - Polaris Venture Partners
Beth Marcus - Founder and CEO, Playrific Inc.
Moderator: Jessica McLear - Launchpad Venture Group
More info and Registration
Season Pass: Free (purchase a season pass)
General Admission: $65 On sale now until August 1 for just $35
C3 Resident: Free (email Sidi Gomes for more info email@example.com)
Affiliate Partners: $40 (email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Students: $35 or free admission with a StayinMA scholarship