In-Person Event

Startup Equity, Funding and Valuations at Pre-Seed Stage

Learn the ins and outs of fundraising

Date
Mar 23, 2023
Time
05:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Address
ThinkNimble, 1800 Massachusetts Ave NW Suite 100, Washington, DC, United States
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Do you have a startup that needs funding? Do you want to learn how startup funding works, what you need to do before trying to raise funding, and where you can go to get it? Then join us for this Washington DC panel discussion, which will provide practical experience. It will feature talks from entrepreneurs who have successfully raised money for their businesses, and investors actively funding businesses. Learn expert tips, big pitfalls to avoid, what investors are looking for, how equity works, and more.

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone who is thinking about raising money for their startup 
  • Anyone that wants an understanding of fundraising for early stage businesses and products

 

 What are some of the Topics?

  • The key metrics and pre-requisites for raising funding, and the anatomy of a "fundable" company
  • How to make yourself more attractive to investors
  • How to utilize online fundraising networks and platforms, like AngelList, Gust, Kickstarter, and Indiegogo.
  • How to meet and work with different sources of capital, such as friends and family, angel investors, venture capitalists, government grants and loans, and more.
  • and more...

 

What is the Agenda?

  • Welcome and Socializing
  • Talks from Entrepreneurs who have raised capital, and Investors who fund startups
  • Question and Answer
  • Introduction to the Founder Institute
  • Discussion and Networking

 

For more information about the investors, accelerators, incubators, and tech events available in Washington DC, see our list of Startup Resources.

Speakers

Emily

Emily McMahan

Partner @ Academy Investor Network

Guc

Guc Ozenci

Tech-Entrepreneur | Mentor | Director @ Founder Institute

Randy

Randy Reade

Co-founder @ Washington ArchAngels

Kaitlin

Kaitlin Capobianco

Senior Manager, Fellow Community and Recruitment @ Halcyon

Rosemarie

Rosemarie Truman

Founder and CEO @ Ignite Social Impact

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