Venture Fast Track: Fundraising Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs
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Venture Fast Track: Fundraising Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs

Venture Fast Track: Fundraising Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs

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Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

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The Capital Network Presents:
Monday, December 12, 2016 9:00am – 3:30 pm
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, 155 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA 02210

The Capital Network’s annual Fast Track Boot Camp for Early Stage Entrepreneurs, is an intensive, interactive full-day seminar designed to provide entrepreneurs and innovators an in-depth understanding of what it takes to raise early stage capital.

You will spend the day learning from and interacting with New England’s leading investors, entrepreneurs, and early-stage experts through workshops, panels and discussions. You will leave the Venture Fast Track with concrete materials and knowledge that will help you move your company forward through the various stages of the fundraising process, and with a new network of mentors and peers from which to draw.

Mentors and Faculty for the day are drawn from New England’s Investment and Entrepreneurship Community and include members of:

Launchpad Ventures, Bessemer Ventures, Boston Harbor Angels, Golden Seeds, Cherrystone Angels, Walnut Angels, Mass Med Angels. LearnLaunch, Edible Ventures, MassChallenge, Hub Angels, Medical Device Group, Nutter, MassVentures, Sigma Prime Ventures, Beta Fund and many more!

9:00 9:15 Registration (Mentor Lunch & Pitch Competition Sign-up)

9:15 – 9:30 Introductions & Breakfast

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9:30 – 10:40 Money & Metrics: Understanding your Stage and Options and What it Means for Fundraising with Jess McLear & Jay Batson

Part 1: Using Scoring Sheets & Lean Canvas methods, you will be able to walk away with a clear picture of what pieces are missing in your company structure to maximize your fundraising prospects.

Part 2: Now you know what kind of business you have - what are your options? From Friends & Family, SBIR Grants, Angel and Seed Stage VCs there are a few different ways of getting funding. Here we’ll explore those options so you can understand which might be right for your business right now and down the line.

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10:50 – 11:40 Pitches & Decks - Elevator Pitches to Formal Presentations - An Evolution
with Christopher Mirabile & Steve Fredette

You never get a second chance at a first impression. Early-stage ventures seeking investment need to know how to target, locate, approach, and close with venture capitalists, angels, and strategic investors. Learn about refining elevator pitches and hear first-hand a successful pitch from an entrepreneur who has closed a funding round (or two) and how the company’s pitch evolved over time.

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11:50 - 12:40 Deals for the Unwary: Investor Bear Traps That Kill a Deal with Adam Ghander & Jean Hammond & Monica Brady-Myerov

Negotiations can be a daunting process. We’ve gathered the data and found the five most common traps that can unravel the relationship you are building with your investors and can potentially kill a deal - or worse - have you commit to terms that can damage your business in the long run. We’ve made the mistakes so you don’t have to.

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12:50 – 2:00pm – Mentor Lunch (See website for full list of judges)

The Entrepreneur-Mentor lunch is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to ask questions and receive advice from experienced entrepreneurs, strategic professionals or early-stage investors, all who are active supporters of New England’s entrepreneurial community. Entrepreneurs come ready with one-minute pitches and a burning question. Investors and mentors come ready with a fountain of knowledge and advice.

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2:10 - 3:10pm - Pitch Competition Hosted by Stuart Paap, Judges: Melissa Withers & David Chang

Pitching is an art where practice makes perfect. Here you get the opportunity to pitch your company to a room full of experienced entrepreneurs, peers and investors. Sign-up for this happens in the morning and a few will be selected at random to participate.

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3:15 - 3:30pm Ice Cream Social & Networking

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"As an investor, my job is much easier if an entrepreneur has been through TCN membership and events – they are versed in the key issues and grounded in the fundamentals."

- Christopher Mirabile, Managing Director of Launchpad Venture Group & Chair of the Angel Capital Association

Students - apply to come for FREE! A limited number of scholarships are available to full-time students through StayinMA

Registration:
Please note that TCN events are open to entrepreneurs and investors only, or approved guests of TCN. Service providers of any type must join TCN as a Sponsor.
Email team@thecapitalnetwork.org for details.

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