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501 Grant Street 11th Floor

  • Date: 2019-12-03T18:00:00-05:00
  • Time: 2019-12-03T18:00:00-05:00 - 2019-12-03T21:30:00-05:00
  • Timezone: 2019-12-03T21:30:00-05:00


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Zach Malone

Principal, Draper Triangle Venture Capital

Marc Brown

Principal, ABR Ventures

Cole Wolfson

Senior Program Manager, AlphaLab Gear

Lillian Rafson

Founder, CEO, Pack Up + Go

About the Event

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone who is thinking about raising money for their idea or business 
  • 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 Drinks at a Local Bar or Restaurant


This event is free to attend. Join us for a fun evening! For more free startup events, visit https://FI.co/events.

For information about the investors, incubators, and tech events available in Pittsburgh, visit: https://fi.co/startup-resources.

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