National Defense University Foundation Veterans Venture Forum Preparatory Bootcamp
Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)
The Veterans Venture Forum will be held on October 29, 2013 at the national Defense University at Fort McNair in Washington, DC. Veteran Entrepreneurs selected for the Forum will be given an opportuni-ty to make their pitch to a large group of angel investors. Each candidate will have 5 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes of questions from Investors. The ultimate goal for each participant is to spur interest from potential in-vestors to provide funding to assist the veteran entrepreneur in the launch of a new successful enterprise.
To help you prepare for the VVF you may also attend NDUF's veteran "bootcamp" sessions every two weeks from August 8 to October 24, 2013 from 5- 7 pm. at the national Defense University at Fort McNair in Washington, DC.
In these six (6) straight up, practical, detailed and instructional sessions, entreprenuers will learn EXACTLY what investors want, how they want it and what matters to them most when they perform their due diligence on every new entreprenuer and potential company seeking investment dollars from them.
REGISTER TO ATTEND BOOTCAMP SESSIONS (BELOW)
Attend some or attend all of them
August 8, 2013
Funding: Understanding the options and staging a smart capital plan for successful growth
Raising external capital for your company is a big decision. Understanding the various financing options from equity to debt, dilutive and non dilutive capital and value of various sources of capital to the future growth of a business. What are the parameters to determine what you need and when?
August 22, 2013
Financials: How to present your data to attract outside investors.
Solid financials are the single most important point of reference for your company. A company without good financials is not an attractive investment to outside investors no matter how good the technology is. Getting your financials right early and maintaining good reporting habits is crucial to attracting the type, kind and amount of capital. It is also the heart of the business which is most often neglected by founders whose focus is technology.
September 12, 2013
Leadership: The savvy CEO leverage of expertise and contacts through Boards of Directors, Advisors and Investors
One of the greatest resources to growth companies is its people. Leadership means finding and utilizing the champions around you. Building the right board, setting the proper governance and habits in place early on and utilizing the human capital right in front of you will determine your success in bringing others to the table.
September 26, 2013
Term Sheets & The Cap Table: The crucial connection for profitable companies and winning investors.
Terms sheets and the cap table determines who gets rich and who doesn’t. It doesn’t make much sense to get outside capital if you have to give up too much of your company. But, it also doesn’t make sense not to take outside funding if you have no other way to fund your venture. How to allocate shares to investors, employees or others.
October 10, 2013
Intellectual Property Protection: The value of patents, trademarks & copyrights to your business.
The greatest value to your company is IP however the laws on IP are continuously changing. How do companies get the most value out of their IP. And, how do companies protect their most valuable asset to maintain maximum value.
October 24, 2013
Valuation and Price: What are you worth and who decides?
Structuring and valuing a deal is simultaneously an art and a science. Learn the various methodologies used by investors to value early stage companies. Balance sheet, discounted cash flow, venture capital method, risk factor method.
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