Preparation for Funding
What it Takes for Entrepreneurs to Score the Big Check
This valuable TCVN Workshop will prepare and enable you to analyze your business and prepare your company for getting the funds you need and deserve. From fundraising through friends and family to large institutional rounds, the most critical aspects of funding will be analyzed and techniques for preparing your firm, pitching your concept and negotiating the best deal will be presented, discussed and, most importantly, applied to your business. This interactive discussion will cover the following and more:
- Identifying your financial need
- Determining and grow your valuation
- Measuring your odds of funding
- Maximizing your time (and money) when pitching
- Optimizing your timing
- Structuring your deal for success and much more
Speaker: David Ochi, CEO - Alpha Sprouts, LLC
Mr. Ochi has over 20 years experience in early-stage companies having started his first enterprise – atutoring company called A’s Unlimited - at the age of 13. Mr. Ochi ran this company for 11 years while attending high school, college and graduate school. Mr. Ochi utilized this experience to become an adjunct faculty member at the University of California, Irvine in 1999. Mr. Ochi entered the world of technology in 2000 with the co-founding of Strevda LLC, a technology incubator. Mr. Ochi campaigned successfully for two rounds of investment funding for the nine projects.
In 2004, Mr. Ochi co-founded Websonic LLC, a small business technology consulting firm focused on assisting small businesses utilize technology in a strategic manner. In 2006, Websonic LLC was sold so that Mr. Ochi could co-found Alpha Sprouts, an early-stage consulting company. The charter client was the master licensee of Disney Consumer Products for Cambodia, Laos and Viet Nam. Mr. Ochi lived in Viet Nam for nearly two years while consulting for Disney Consumer Products and other companies in a variety of industries including mining, energy, education, and mobile technology. In 2010, Mr. Ochi co-founded what is now Sunnox Corporation, an innovator of sustainable energy solutions for private and municipal street lighting. Mr. Ochi is the recipient of the 2011 Green For All Business Academy Entrepreneurial Concept Award. Mr. Ochi currently sits on the Board of Directors of a half-dozen companies and is actively involved in the growth of 7 early-stage companies. Mr. Ochi is also very actively involved on the Board of 4 alumni organizations at UC Irvine, the UC Irvine Chancellor’s Club Board of Directors, Alumni Advisor for UC Ideas program at the Don Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Paul Merage School of Business as well as the membership director of Tech Coast Venture Network (TCVN) in Orange County. Mr. Ochi also serves on the Board of Advisors for the Mobile Excellence Awards in Hollywood, CA. Mr. Ochi holds a B.A. in Political Science, a B.S. in Biological Sciences, and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Irvine. Additionally, Mr. Ochi graduated from the Keller Graduate School of Management with a Masters in Project Management. In his spare time, Mr. Ochi enjoys reading, participating in triathlons and traveling as much as possible.
$35 for non-TCVN members
$45 day of event
FREE for TCVN Members!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a ticket.
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Tech Coast Venture Network
TCVN is one of Southern California’s premier technology business networks. Through a wide variety of forums, pitch sessions, workshops, and other networking events, we bring together entrepreneurs and resources from every facet of the technology and startup landscape.