From Fumes to Funding; Incubate, Accelerate, and Capital to Grow

Madison, WI

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Are you an entrepreneur with a great idea for a new product or service, or maybe you already have a start-up business and you're looking to raise capital or looking to expand? Wherever you are in the entrepreneurial process, you’ll want to join AlphaTech Counsel, local investors, and representatives from regional incubators and accelerators for an interactive, hands-on session where you’ll collaborate with peers to discuss three topics that affect most start-up businesses - Incubate, Accelerate, and Capital to Grow.

Registration and Meet&Greet (with bagels, coffee, and such) begin at 9:00 a.m. with the session starting promptly at 9:30 a.m. We will begin the INCUBATE topic with a discussion about people: touching on such areas as founders' issues (e.g., cofounders, founders' stock, and equity allocation) and identifying and working with key employees, mentors, outside board members, and consultants. We will then move to a business model development and validation discussion, including sharing experiences of entrepreneurs who have used lean startup principles in their businesses and conducting a hands-on demonstration of a business model canvas with one or two volunteer companies. 

Next, we will turn to ACCELERATE, where we will focus on how and when to scale a business and the challenges that companies frequently face when scaling. We will also have a discussion about the pros and cons of working with incubators and accelerators, the different models that are currently employed by them, and what to expect if you chose to work with one. 

And finally, we will end the session with a discussion about CAPITAL TO GROW. Here, we will discuss friends and family rounds, initial angel rounds, and other funding sources, including investor expectations and common deal structures.

If you're an entrepreneur who's serious about creating a successful business, then REGISTER NOW to attend - From Fumes to Funding; Incubate, Accelerate, and Capital to Grow.