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is much more than co-working. We are a private club for the creative, described less by what it is as what it becomes by our growing community of interesting and talented members.  Imagine the possibilities of a creative space shared by dozens of smart, imaginative, ambitious, and fun people in America’s Finest City of San Diego!









Fall 2011 San Diego/Orange County Semester

When is it realistic to raise capital for a brand new company? How should you calculate the amount of money to raise? How should you define the use use of proceeds? What materials are required to fundraise? How do you identify and qualify target angel and seed stage investors? How do you find a lead investor? What do investors expect from the company? What are typical investment structures and deal terms for seed-stage financing? How do you negotiate terms?

Plan to raise your first round.
2012-02-02, 06:00 PM


Gioia Messinger
Gioia Messinger - Founder and Chairman, Avaak, Inc. (San Diego/Orange County FI), LinkedObjects, Inc.

Gioia Messinger is a serial entrepreneur, executive and mentor. She is the Founder and CEO of LinkedObjects Inc. a newly formed company focused on making products smart, simple and social by connecting them to the Web. Most recently, she was Founder and CEO of Avaak, Inc...

Jon Carder
Jon Carder - Founder and CEO, MOGL.com (San Diego FI) , Mogl

Jon Carder is a serial Internet entrepreneur, who by the age of 30 had founded three multimillion dollar online businesses. In 2010, Jon started his 4th Company Mogl.com. Mogl is revolutionizing Loyalty Programs by turning eating out into a fun game that earns consumers c...

Cliff Boro
Managing Partner , The Team Group, LLC.

Cliff Boro is a Managing Partner and Co-Founder of the Team Group. Previously, Cliff served for six years as the Co-Founder and CEO of Zui.com until its sale to Saban Capital. For his work at Zui, Cliff was named a White House Champion of Change. Prior to Zui.com, Cliff w...

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