Bootstrapping and Fundraising

Puerto Rico Summer 2014 Semester

What are the various ways to capitalize your company in the very beginning? How do you ask friends and family for money to support you? What are the advantages and disadvantages of bootstrapping? What do local angel investors require before making an investment? How do you develop a target list of appropriate angel investors? What materials are required to raise angel investment? What milestones should you look to achieve next? How do you set your six month and twelve month objectives in the very beginning? How should you think about selling the business or exiting the business?

Capitalize the business.

2014-11-12, 06:30 PM


Maryse Liburdi
Founder/CEO, Pokeware

Maryse Liburdi is an Internet entrepreneur. She is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Pokeware, a technology company and ad exchange focused on maximizing the potential of e-commerce solutions and innovation via video content and social media. As consumers stream ...

Francisco Uriarte
Principal, ESP Group

Francisco J. Uriarte, PE, AVA, CMAA. Principal, ESP Group; CFO, Commercial Equipment Finance, Inc.; Advisor, Puerto Rico Medical Defense Insurance Company. Formerly Co-Founder, President & CEO of Supermercados Maximo, Inc. (SuperMax); Executive Director, Grupo Guayaca...

Giovanni Collazo
Co-founder, Blimp LLC

Giovanni Collazo is a hacker and co-founder at Blimp LLC. Past experiences include a digital signage software startup called s3mer, digital marketing agency work and a lot of web apps consulting. Giovanni's formal education is in filmmaking, fine arts and design but he ha...

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