Bootstrapping and Fundraising

Washington DC Autumn 2013 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:
2014-02-25, 06:30 PM

Mentors


7.00
Chris Parker
CEO, New Horizon Wines

Christopher Parker, Founder & CEO, New Horizon WInes Ltd, a UK wine importer and business development company - a combination creating the international market for fine wines of Virginia. We are the first company to generate exports of Virginia wines to the UK and Europe...

9.80
Eric Koefoot
Co-founder, Ascend Sales Partner

As co-founder of Ascend Sales Partner, Eric Koefoot helps companies make sense of the Internet and how it impacts their future, assists in the development of new revenue-generating products, and builds sustainable, profitable digital businesses. An experienced software...

6.80
Kurt Baumann
CEO

Currently CEO of Kadoo a startup in the social video sharing space, we make it private. In the past I have founded the first TCP/IP (internet) software company on the Macintosh (InterCon Systems), the first commercial ISP in Japan (IIKK), was SVP at PSINet for Consumer pr...

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