The Capital Network’s Series A Fast Track Bootcamp for Post Seed Entrepreneurs, is an intensive, interactive half-day seminar providing post seed-stage entrepreneurs an in-depth understanding of what it takes to raise Series A capital. Taught by Boston’s top VC investors – they’ll give you unique insights about fundraising and growing your company the right way.You will spend the day learning from and interacting with New England’s leading investors, entrepreneurs, and post-seed 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 investors, 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 the most active Venture Capital firms in the area like: Sigma Prime Ventures, Polaris Partners, .406 Ventures, General Catalyst, Ocean Azul Ventures, Schooner Capital, GE Ventures, Valia Investments, MassVentures, One Way Ventures, Cue Ball, LearnLaunch, Launchpad Venture Group, Philips Ventures & more!Are you a Post-Seed Stage Entrepreneur looking to scale? Then this is the event for you!
View the full list of speakers and mentors HERE!
8:30 – 8:45 registration & breakfast
8:45 – 9:00 Introductions
9:00 – 10:00 Building a Financial Model & Determining Your Cash Needs For Series A
Financial models are critical in the fundraising process. In this workshop you’ll learn about which types of financial model are needed pre and post-fundraising, how to project cash flow and how to present your financial information to investors. You’ll leave with templates and clarity on how to start developing your own financial model
10:40 – 11:40 Funding 2.0 – Options & Strategies in the Post Seed Fundraising Process
Targeting, communicating, engaging and managing VCs / other Series A investors is an essential part of the fundraising process for high growth startups. Join our experts for a conversation around how to create the perfect fundraising venture capital round and answer questions around: Exploring Options, Pivoting and Restarts, Processes and Strategy
11:50 – 12:50 – Negotiating Series A – The Three Headed Monster
The series A round consists of 3 major players: Founder and Management Team, Seed Investors, Incoming Series A investors
The key to a successful raise is managing all three parties interests in:Internal or external raises, Management structure – both management team and board seats, Company direction and growth, Equity AND keeping all parties communicating, happy, and functional. We’ll bring in a panel of experts to break down how to constructively manage this process and provide the best outcomes for all interested parties
1:00 – 2:30 The Mentor Lunch, Program Recap & Ice Cream Social!
The Entrepreneur-Mentor matching lunch is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to ask questions and receive advice from experienced entrepreneurs, and VCs who are active supporters of New England’s entrepreneurial community. Entrepreneurs – come ready with one-minute pitches and a burning question. We’ll hear back from the various tables about what top tips and key points they learnt during the mentor lunch. Then – it’s ice cream time!
2:30 – 3:00 Office Hours with Nutter & tempCFO!
This is a great opportunity to get real-time legal advice from experienced Nutter lawyers and financial advice from tempCFO’s top executives!
*Please note: You must register for and attend the Fast Track to be eligible to participate in these office hours.
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