ERT(Entrepreneurs RoundTable) presents another fun tech startup evening.
From Founding to Funding - What's the Sexy Part?
So you think you need funding? So does every other startup on the streets between San Francisco and Mountain View. The problem is there are too many of entrepreneurs, too few investors. So where do you find them? But do you really need them?
On the deck:
::Thorsten Claus,VC from T-Venture.
:: John Schmitt, co-founder, VP engr., GoPhoto.
Thorsten Claus, a seasoned investor, is the Senior Investment Manager at T-Venture of America, the Venture Capital Company of Deutsche Telekom. http://www.t-venture.de/en A techie in his previous capacity as network archtect and developer, he's also built up a wealth of experiences as corporate investor as well as early stage angel investor. http://www.linkedin.com/in/thorstenclaus
He will tell his stories of what he has seen in companies, founders and teams and what made him decide to invest, why and why not, in a most candor manner. We will then have an intimate and interactive open forum with him so you can ask burning questions challenging you in terms of seeking funding.
::John Schmitt, co-founder and VP of Engr. at GoPhoto. He will be
pitching to some angel investors on the morning of May 19, and will
come to ERT to share with us how it goes and what he learns from that.
6:00 - 7:00pm, refreshment, networking
7:00 - 8:30
Thorsten Claus on funding or not funding. He'll be open for your questions. Get ready!
John Schimitt to share his pitching experience, fresh right off the oven!
8:30 - 9:00, You are the star! Tell us about yourself!
9:00 - 9:30 more shmoozing
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