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Venture Fast Track: Fundraising Bootcamp for Early Stage Entrepreneurs & Meet 35+ Boston Investors!

December 14 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Free – $215

The Capital Network’s 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 are drawn from New England’s Investment and Entrepreneurship Community and will include members of:
Launchpad Venture Group, RevUp Capital, Boston Harbor Angels, Golden Seeds, Cherrystone Angels, PipelineAngels, Mass Med Angels, LearnLaunch Ventures, Sigma Prime Ventures, MassChallenge, Hub Angels, Nutter, Bessemer Venture Partners, Walnut Angels, Sky Ventures, Tie Angels, NextGen and many more!

*******Early Bird Ticket Sales Extended to October 26, 2018*******

Click here to see the Agenda and more details.

AGENDA:

8:45 – 9:00am Registration (Mentor Lunch & Pitch Competition Sign-up)
9:00 – 9:15am Introductions & Breakfast
9:15 – 10:30am Money & Metrics: Understanding your Stage and Options and What it Means for Fundraising

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.

FACULTY:

Jay Batson, Entrepreneur, Investor Sigma Prime Fellow Founder, Acquia

Jessica McLear, Angel Investor – Family Office & Launchpad Venture Group ; Industry Champion, MassChallenge

10:40 – 11:40am Pitches & Decks – Elevator Pitches to Formal Presentations – an Evolution

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 your 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.

FACULTY

Jeremy Halpern, Partner, Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP

Zoë Barry, CEO and Founder, ZappRx

Lindsey Judson, Founder’s Associate, ZappRx, Inc.

11:50 am – 12:50pm Beyond the Pitch: Closing the Deal with Investors

Achieving the perfect pitch is just the beginning, after is when the real work begins – continuing to sell (and run!) your company during intensive due diligence, deep dives, term negotiations while pulling together investors from various groups to close up your round. Learn from an entrepreneur and their investor on how they achieved their raise. They will share their stories from the field of what works and what kills the deal to help you go from beyond a great pitch to be an expert at selling and closing your company to investors.

Anjali Midha, CEO & Co-founder at Diesel Labs

Vivek Soni, Managing Director at TiE-Boston Angels

Will Bernat, Partner, Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP

1:00 – 2:00pm – Mentor Lunch

The Entrepreneur-Mentor lunch is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to ask questions and receive advice from experienced entrepreneurs, strategic professionals and early-stage investors 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.

Mentors

David Chang, Entrepreneur & Angel Investor

Melissa Withers, Founding Partner & Managing Director at RevUp Capital

Jay Batson, Entrepreneur, Investor Sigma Prime Fellow Founder, Acquia

Anjali Midha, CEO & Co-founder at Diesel Labs

Bert Lederer, Investor at Cherrystone Angel Group & Advisor at BML Advisors

Juan Luis Leung-Li, Partner, Tectonic Ventures

Jessica McLear, Angel Investor – Family Office & Launchpad Venture Group ; Industry Champion, MassChallenge

Johnnie Walker, CFO, Head of New York Office at tempCFO, Inc.

Vivek Soni, Managing Director, TiE Angels| Managing Partner, Boston Cleantech

Zoë Barry, CEO and Founder, ZappRx

Jeremy Halpern, Partner, Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP

Malia Lazu, Founder of The Urban Labs

Jennifer Jordan, VC, Founder, PickAxes & Shovels

Kerry Bowie, Managing Partner at Msaada Partners

Kathy Parks, Angel at Pipeline Angels

Matt Perry, Business Development at Boston Financial & Equity Corporation

Orhan Gazelle, Partner at Schooner Capital

Annie Pinyard, Executive Assistant, Tectonic Ventures

Gaugarin Oliver, President of TiE Angels

Christine Fuchs, Angel Investor at Launchpad Venture Group

Arnie Scott, Angel Investor at Hub Angels

Maureen Stancik Boyce, Director, Good Growth Capital

Raza Shaikh, Angel Investor at Launchpad Venture Group & Sky Ventures

Will Bernat, Partner, Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP

Joe Biggins, Director at Atlantis Tech

Lindsey Judson, Founder’s Associate, ZappRx, Inc.

Ian Mashiter, Director, BUild Lab Senior Lecturer, Strategy & Innovation and Angel Investor

Ben Littauer, Angel Investor at Walnut Angels

More Investors Coming Soon!

2:00 – 3:10pm – Pitch Competition

Pitching is an art where practice makes perfect. Here you get the opportunity to give a 90 second pitch to a room full of experienced entrepreneurs, peers and investors (see Lunch Mentor List). Get the feedback you need and the glory you crave! Sign-up for this happens in the morning – you must attend the full day to participate and a few will be selected at random to participate. Get practicing!
Judges:

Melissa Withers, Founding Partner & Managing Director at RevUp Capital

David Chang, Entrepreneur & Angel Investor

3:15 – 3:45pm Ice Cream Social and Networking

3:45 – 4:45pm Office Hours with Nutter & tempCFO!

This is a great opportunity to get one-on-one legal or accounting/finance advice for your business!

*Please note: You must register for and attend the Fast Track to be eligible to participate in these office hours.

Venue

Nutter McClennen & Fish
155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210 United States
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