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Bootstrapping and Fundraising

Denver Autumn 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?

Goal:
Capitalize the business.
Date:
2015-02-10, 06:30 PM

Mentors


John Allen
CEO, Fluorofinder

John Allen is the CEO of Fluorofinder, a Colorado company developing a portfolio of Software as a Service (SaaS) experiment design tools that dramatically improve a medical researcher’s productivity and quality, while reducing costs. Prior to that John was founder (200...

Brian Brown
CTO and Co-Founder, Broadnet

In 2004, Brian co-founded Broadnet Teleservices and began working as its CTO, developing and managing a software platform that enabled the completely bootstrapped, zero-debt company to sustain a 100% average annualized revenue growth for its first 8 years, showing up as #...

Ed Powers
Principal, Service Excellence Partners

I'm Ed Powers, principal at Service Excellence Partners, helping cloud computing companies solve the customer churn problem. Previously, I co-founded and ran operations for four start-ups: one software company and three in luxury travel. One failed, two are still around, ...


Mike Stemple
Founder, Inspirer

Mike is founder of Inspirer where he helps entrepreneurs transition from amateur to full-time professional thru a series of online courses, ebooks, public speaking events, workshops and physical products. Mike is also Founder of Bonsai Networks which is solving the pro...

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