Bootstrapping and Fundraising

Mexico City Spring 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:
2014-09-03, 07:00 PM

Mentors


Diego Solorzano
Co-Founder & CEO, Carrot

My name is Diego Solorzano. I am co-founder and CEO at Carrot, Mexico's first carsharing service. Prior to Carrot I worked for over 5 years in the financial services industry: Equity Research at Credit Suisse and Private Equity at LaSalle Investment Management. I ...

Akani Rodriguez
Associate Director, The Abraaj Group

Private Equity professional with 7+ years of management consulting experience in strategic and operational topics. Extensive involvement throughout the investment cycle, from the pre-investment strategic, commercial and operational due diligence stages to exit. Hands-on...

Alberto Tawil
Co-founder, Open Intelligence

Throughout my professional life, I have stubbornly followed my ideas until these become a reality; being an entrepreneur is the best way to make a living out of this thrill. My entrepreneurial drive has been complemented by technical skills and business insight gained thr...

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