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Bootstrapping and Fundraising

Puerto Rico Summer 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?

Capitalize the business.
2014-11-13, 06:30 PM


Giovanni Collazo
Co-founder, Blimp LLC

Giovanni Collazo is a hacker and co-founder at Blimp LLC. Past experiences include a digital signage software startup called s3mer, digital marketing agency work and a lot of web apps consulting. Giovanni's formal education is in filmmaking, fine arts and design but he ha...

Angel L Perez
Vice President, Rock Solid Technologies Puerto Rico

Angel Pérez is a principal shareholder and VP for Rock Solid Technologies Puerto Rico. RST has multiple government focused software products such as Respond (a citizen management system) and STAFF-M (an HR solution for municipalities). Recently named Microsoft Worldwide...

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