Startup Secrets: Funding Strategies to Go the Distance
At a time when there are so many ways to fund your startup, from angels to accelerators, it’s more important than ever to develop a funding strategy that fits your particular needs. Maybe you shouldn’t even raise money! In this session we’ll explore the options and help you think through not just your initial funding but a trajectory to stay funded until you’ve reached your goal, be that an independent public company or a self-sustaining social venture. We’ll also try to remove the mystique of VC and as usual bring some case examples to bear to bring it all to life.
The Startup Secrets series at the i-lab are presented by Michael Skok, an entrepreneur of over 20 years turned venture capitalist for the last decade. Startup Secrets provides a framework for entrepreneurs and innovators to think through key steps that could accelerate their success in starting a business.
We check all attendee registrations at the door. Please bring a printed or smartphone copy of your EventBrite registration and Harvard student ID if you have registered as a Harvard Student. Attendance will be limited to registered guests and tickets will not be available at the door.
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Harvard Innovation Lab
Launched in November 2011, the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab) serves as a resource for students from across Harvard interested in entrepreneurship and innovation. The programming offered by the i-lab is designed to help students grow their ventures at any stage of development and covering a wide range of disciplines. The i-lab fosters unprecedented collaboration among Harvard students, faculty, entrepreneurs, and members of the Allston and Greater Boston communities.