What Investors Expect from Entrepreneurs?
More often than not entrepreneurs have a single opportunity to pitch to investors, investor groups or VCs. Understanding what investors expect from entrepreneurs becomes a key factor in how to deliver your presentation and what elements should be addressed. An investor presentation is different than a sales presentation for your product or service.
Many entrepreneurs struggle to get investors engaged leading to frustration and missed opportunities. This workshop is designed to help you understand investors’ expectations, pitch and presentation key elements, common mistakes, valuation, due diligence and exit.
Speaker Don Kasle
Don is an active investor in and a coach for start-up companies through his membership in Tech Coast Angels (where he serves as Chairman of the Board of Governors and also chairs the Financial Services Pre-screen panel). He is also a Senior Consultant for TriTech Small Business Development Center (SBDC). TriTech provides free consulting (paid by the SBA) to high-growth, highly-scalable companies. During his career, Mr. Kasle has served on over 30 Boards of Directors in the public, private and not-for profit sectors, including 7 bank boards. Previously, Mr. Kasle spent 33 years as a commercial banker, the last 13 of which he was CEO of 3 different banks in Missouri, Ohio, and Southern California. Long active in the field of Education, Mr. Kasle was the founding Chairman of the Institute of Certified Bankers of the American Bankers Association and past Chairman of the Board of the ABA’s Stonier Graduate School of Banking. In 1993, Stonier honored him with its Distinguished Alumni Award. He was also a former board member of America’s Community Bankers and previously taught Banking/Commercial Lending at 10 national banking schools including Rutgers University, Southern Methodist University, University of Wisconsin, University of Oklahoma, and Louisiana State University. He has lectured at a number of business schools including Miami University (Ohio), Chapman University (Orange, CA), University of California at Irvine, the University of Southern California and Cal State University, Fullerton.Don is a graduate of Miami University (Ohio) and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University. Serving Miami, he is a past member of the Board of Trustees as well as a past president of the National Alumni Association. In 2003, Miami bestowed upon Don its Dolibois Alumni Award for Meritorious and Sustained Service to the University.
$35 for non-TCVN Members
$45 day of event
FREE for TCVN Members!
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