The Capital Network
The Capital Network is Boston’s Fundraising Authority. We bring together the area’s largest active community of investors and startup experts to provide you with the practical, hands-on education and personalized mentoring you need as you navigate the fundraising process. Our programs were created in collaboration with the investors who fund our area’s startups; they regularly participate in our curriculum development and execution, and share what you need to know, before you ask them for capital. We’re a non-profit organization, and our mission is clear: we are here to get your high growth startup smart and fundable.

Vet-Tech
Vet-Tech is America's Veteran Startup Accelerator headquartered in Silicon Valley. With over 100 veteran led startups in its community, Vet-Tech's top 20 portfolio companies have raised over $10 Million in funding and have been accepted into world class programs like Tech Stars and Founder Institute.

The Institute identifies corporate supporters to reduce both the time and the costs of setting up a high tech business. Local partners are currently being recruited for this semester.

Naming and Branding

Summer 2010 Boston Semester

What is a brand? Is it you? Is it your vision? How do you determine what you stand for, and then how do you come up with a good company name? What are the characteristics of a good company name? What do you need to do to protect your name?

Goal:
Name and brand your business.
Date:
2010-07-15, 06:00 PM

Mentors


Mike Grandinetti
Managing Director, Southboro Capital

Mike Grandinetti, Managing Director of Southboro Capital LLC, has helped lead five start-ups to successful exits for his investors as CMO, including two NASDAQ IPO listings (he co-led one IPO) and five trade sales to acquirers including AT&T/SBC/IBM, Axent / Symantec, I...

Avner Schneur
Founder, Emptoris

Avner Schneur is recognized High tech executive who led a number of companies from early stage to IPO or other exits. Schneur is currently managing private holding and management company and a board member in a number of security and enterprise software companies. Avner...

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