ELab Alum events are back!
To continue to support graduates' business development and networking efforts ELabNYC works with the Alum Planning Committee to develop opportunities to learn from and interact with other alums, as well as potential mentors, investors and professional advisors. To this end, it has sponsored various alumni events in the past, such as the interview by Bob Silverman/Roche with Tom Brennan/Arch last December and a panel discussion last September with John Pennett/Eisner, Donna See/Allied Minds, Blake Stevens/Harris and Harris and Mikail Kamal/Jibon Elab 2014.
This year, we are planning a series of five events under the title “ONE IS THE LONELIEST NUMBER”, addressing “team building” as a necessary part of growing your business and attracting investors. Each of the first four sessions will take place at the offices of Pryor Cashman LLP and will have the following format:
5:30 – 6:00 pm: Food, wine and schmoozing
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Program
7:00 – 7:30 pm: Q&A
7:30 – 8:00 pm: More schmoozing
Here’s a brief description of the second session: we look forward to seeing you soon! Please sign up now. The room is limited to 75 participants.
Feb 8 2017: “Other People’s Money: The Value of a CFO”
Can you convince investors to give you money if you’ve never had private investors before? What are your money management skills? Does it make sense to hire a part-time or full-time person for help in this area? Remaining sensitive to the three models from Session #1, our panel will address the need for careful budgeting and projections grounded in realistic assumptions and how to respond if costs start to exceed budgets and projections will not be met. How can a good CFO help with these issues? Is it better to try to address them yourself? The discussion will revisit some of the skills discussion from the previous session, such as soliciting and picking suitable candidates and compensation negotiations.