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McCarter & English
McCarter & English, LLP is a firm of approximately 400 lawyers with offices in Boston, Hartford, Stamford, New York, Newark, East Brunswick, Philadelphia, Wilmington and Washington, DC. In continuous business for more than 170 years, we are among the oldest and largest law firms in America.

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 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.


Summer 2010 Boston Semester

What is the right amount of money to raise from investors? How do you raise capital for a brand new company? How do you identify angels and other seed-stage investors? What do investors expect from the company? What are typical investment structures and deal terms for seed-stage financings? How do you negotiate terms?

Plan to raise your first round.
2010-09-30, 06:00 PM


Izhar Armony
General Partner, Charles River Ventures

I have been a venture capitalist with CRV for 13 years, and prior to that an entrepreneur for 9 years, so I think I have a balanced view , from both sides of the table, of what it takes to create a successful venture that is meanigful and can make a difference. I would l...

Bill Wade
Founder & CEO,

Bill Wade is the Founder and CEO of is an online SMB lead generation and business social community that helps businesses save money, make money, and grow. Prior to, Bill served as the President, and then Vice Chairman, of Sage Paymen...

Doug Brenhouse
Cofounder, COO & CFO, MetaCarta (Nokia)

Doug and team recently sold the company he co-founded in 2001, MetaCarta, to Nokia (NOK), where he now manages MetaCarta’s Enterprise business. Prior to MetaCarta, he helped grow and manage the multi-million dollar composite material operation of MIT start-up Active Cont...

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