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Angel Venture Forum Academy

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

Angel Venture Forum Academy

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NEW: Academy Ticket Morning Session Only (7:30AM-Noon)
DUE TO THE OVERWHELMING RESPONSE TICKETS AVAILABLE ARE ONLY FOR THE MORNING SESSIONS FROM (7:30AM - Noon) This ticket does NOT include access to Dolphin Tank sessions in the afternoon session.
27 Tickets Ended $169.00 $5.22
Academy Entrepreneur Ticket - All Day   more info Sold Out Ended $169.00 $5.22
Academy Investor Ticket   more info Sold Out Ended $169.00 $5.22
Non-Sponsor Service Provider (or Other) Ticket 8 Tickets Ended $500.00 $9.95
Academy Investor Ticket (FREE)   more info Sold Out Ended Free $0.00
Sponsor Ticket   more info Sold Out Ended Free $0.00
EARLY BIRD Entrepreneur Application PLUS AVF Academy Entrepreneur Ticket   more info Sold Out Ended $150.00 $4.74

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JULY 11, 2012

7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Jones Day Rooftop Conference Center

51 Louisiana Ave, NW

Washington DC 

Join your peers to interact with successful entrepreneurs during a full day of highly relevant, interactive classes on perfecting your fundraising pitch.  Find answers to gnawing questions, such as: obtaining funds to grow; preparing mentally and financially to be an entrepreneur; using debt/equity funding properly; negotiating term sheets; making winning presentations; sourcing foreign direct investments and other areas of international trade; developing an exit strategy; utilizing your resources; managing your accounting and reporting.

7:30 AM- 8:15 AM  Registration & Networking


8:30 AM -Session # 1 - How to Mentally & Financially Prepare to be an Entrepreneur 

Andrew Sherman, Partner Jones Day

Doug Humphrey, Serial Entrepreneur


9:45 AM - Session # 2 - Is an Investor What You Really need? The Proper use of Debt & Equity and the Value of Good Financials

John Colwell, CEO, Mentor Capital

Joe Gugliuzza, Vice President, Business Development GE Commercial Finance

Valerie Gaydos, President &  CEO, Capital Growth, Inc.


11:00 AM -Session # 3 - Being Resourceful - Using Your Board and Your Investors, Incubators and All of Your Connections, Resources and Opportunities That Are at Your Doorstep

Christian Bartley, Principal, Faleiro

Sara Djamshidi, Executive Director, The Chesapeake Innovation Center


12:45 PM - Session # 4 - Winning Presentations

Valerie Gaydos, President & CEO, Capital Growth, Inc. 


1:15 PM - Session # 5 - You are Offered a Term Sheet...Now What? Term Sheet Basics and the Strategy & Tactics for Investor Follow-up
Dean Rutley, Womble Carlyle
Karl Knoll, Womble Carlyle
Len Harac, Harac Consulting

Entrepreneurship is not a spectator sport. In this interactive pitch-session you'll learn the art of the elevator pitch and how to clearly articulate your idea or business opportunity to get results. By getting you on your feet and in front of the room you'll get 360° constructive feedback on both elements - delivery style and clarity of content - to increase your success in making a winning first impression that opens the door to new opportunities.

* Pitching at DolphinTank is FREE.  However, you must register to attend the Academy first to be eligible. Once you register for the Academy you will be provided with details on where to submit your entry to pitch at DolphinTank and for future AVF Programming. 

Ric Fleisher, Serial Entreprenuer 

J.S. Gamble Blu Venture Investors 

Valerie Gaydos, Capital Growth, Inc. 

Letitia Green, Virginia Active Angels

Doug Humphrey, Serial Entreprenuer/Joss Heavy Industries

Jason Schrensky, Dingman Center Angels 


Apply to participate in our unique, immersive, all-in-one education & training program that rigorously screens, prepares & mentors qualified entrepreneurs for debt or equity funding before active angels & accredited investors.

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When & Where

51 Louisiana Ave NW
Washington, 20001

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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