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.

Outsourcing, Partners and Suppliers

Summer 2010 Boston Semester

What should you outsource, and what do you need to do in-house? What is the core competency of your team, and what should it to be? What vendors do you need? How do you select the best vendors for your business on the best terms? How do you evaluate the economics? What are some horror stories to avoid?

Goal:
Select key vendors.
Date:
2010-08-26, 06:00 PM

Mentors


John Prendergast
Founder, Blueleaf

John Prendergast is the co-founder of Blueleaf.com and President and CEO of Value Media, Inc. He also serves as a board member for oneforty, the Twitter App store. John’s entrepreneurial career began in the early 1990s in an unlikely place, having lunch at a fast foo...

Furqan Nazeeri
Founder/President/CEO, Viridus, inc.

Furqan is the founder, president, and CEO of Viridus, inc., an online community where business professionals share expertise, challenges and knowledge on environmental responsibility and sustainability. Previous positions that Furqan has held include: entrepreneur-in-resi...

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