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

November 15 @ 8:45 am - 4:45 pm

$225

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 Monday, Oct 7th, 2019*******

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

Jay Batson

Entrepreneur, Investor w/ Walnut Ventures & Converge VC, Founder, Acquia

Jessica McLear

Jessica McLear

Entrepreneur & Angel Investor Launchpad Venture Group, Mentor at 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

Jeremy Halpern

Partner, Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP

Melissa Corto

Melissa Corto

Founder & CEO Education Modified

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

Achieving the perfect pitch is just the beginning – 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 is when the hard work begins!  Learn from an entrepreneur and their investor on how they met, communicated and negotiated to close their round. They will share their honest take from the field of what helped them build a great working relationship to help you go from pitch to funded.

Will Bernat

Will Bernat

Partner, Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP

Julie Johnson

Julie Johnson

Co-Founder & CEO at ARMORED THINGS

Charlie Hipwood

Charlie Hipwood

Vice President at MassVentures

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.

Christine Fuchs

Christine Fuchs

Angel Investor at Launchpad Venture Group

Ben Littauer

Ben Littauer

Angel Investor at Walnut Angels

Melissa Withers

Melissa Withers

Founding Partner & Managing Director at RevUp Capital

Jason Allen

Jason Allen

Vice President – Investments at MassVentures

Jay Batson

Jay Batson

Entrepreneur, Investor Sigma Prime Fellow Founder, Acquia

Vivek Soni

Vivek Soni

Managing Director, TiE Angels| Managing Partner, Boston Cleantech

Lori Langenhagen

Lori Langenhagen

Angel Investor at Golden Seeds

Vinit Nijhawan

Vinit Nijhawan

Entrepreneur, Educator and Venture Capitalist at Waterloo Alumni Angels, LearnLaunch

Orhan Gazelle

Orhan Gazelle

Partner at Schooner Capital

Erik Bullen

Erik Bullen

Angel Investor at Launchpad Venture Group & Walnut Ventures, Mentor at Techstars

Christian Magel

Christian Magel

Angel Investor at Launchpad Venture Group, Founder of Venture Lane

Jodi Collier

Jodi Collier

Executive Director at Launchpad Venture Group

Jason Cardinal

Jason Cardinal

CEO at Lind Health, MIT Technology Review Global Panelist, Mentor & Judge at Richi Entrepreneurs

Khatantuul Zorig Filer

Khatantuul Zorig Filer

Associate at Innospark Ventures

Charlie Hipwood

Charlie Hipwood

Vice President at MassVentures

Ignacio Castro

Ignacio Castro

Boston Managing Director, Founder Institute

Laura davis

Laura davis

Managing Director at Golden Seeds

Will Hawkins

Will Hawkins

Seed stage VC at Founder Collective

Jessica McLear

Jessica McLear

Entrepreneur & Angel Investor Launchpad Venture Group, Mentor at MassChallenge

Jeremy Halpern

Jeremy Halpern

Partner, Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP

Joan Brooks

Joan Brooks

Investor at Launchpad Venture Group | Advisor to Biotech/Life Sciences Entrepreneurs

David Kessler

David Kessler

Walnut Ventures

Justin Mott

Justin Mott

Partner & Managing Director at Farley Craig Capital

Jeff Piltch

Jeff Piltch

Investor at Beacon Angels, SideCar Angels, Co-Founder & Principal at JKS Ventures

Julie Johnson

Julie Johnson

Co-Founder & CEO at ARMORED THINGS

Marjorie Radlo-zandi

Marjorie Radlo-zandi

Investor at Launchpad Venture Group & Branch Venture Group

Arnie Scott

Arnie Scott

Angel Investor at Hub Angels

Steven Saunders

Steven Saunders

Patent Attorney at Nutter, Angel Investor at Launchpad Venture Group and Hub Angels

Kerry Bowie

Kerry Bowie

Managing Partner at Msaada Partners

Catherine Popper

Catherine Popper

Angel Investor at Launchpad Venture Group

Norman Meisner

Norman Meisner

Principal at Beta Fund & Angel Investor at Launchpad Venture Group

Melissa Corto

Melissa Corto

Founder & CEO Education Modified

Johnnie Walker

Johnnie Walker

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

Jeff Champagne

Jeff Champagne

Investor at Boston Harbor Angels, Business Development at MPR Associates

Ande Lyons

Ande Lyons

Founder Live City Co-Leader & Mentor

Will Bernat

Will Bernat

Partner, Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP

2:00 – 3:10pm – Pitch Practice

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

Melissa Withers

Founding Partner & Managing Director at RevUp Capital

Thank you to our Pitch Practice Prize Sponsors!

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.

Corporate or Intellectual Property attorneys from Nutter can answer some quick questions like:
– Should I take friends and family money as equity or convertible notes?
– Should I be structured as a Corporation or a Limited Liability Company (LLC)?
– What kinds of things can be patented? How much does it often cost?
– What kinds of equity compensation should I be thinking about?

tempCFO can answer questions like:
– How should I start building a projections model? What are investors looking for from a model?
– When should I think about outsourcing my accounting or hiring a bookkeeper/accountant?
– What are best practic

Venue

Nutter McClennen & Fish
155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210 United States
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Website:
https://www.nutter.com/

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