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Startup Funding in Wisconsin: How to Raise Money (Online Event)

Learn the ins and outs of fundraising

Oct 13, 2022
07:00 pm - 08:30 pm
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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 interactive, online fundraising workshop, which will provide practical, step-by-step advice. It will feature talks from entrepreneurs who have successfully raised money for their businesses and investors funding companies. Learn expert tips, the pitfalls to avoid, what investors are looking for, how equity works, and more.
 Meet the Speakers:

Dave Aumuller, Managing Partner, Parachini Benicia Properties: Beyond Dave's military career, he is a results-driven senior-level leader with a long history of managing complex, high-risk projects from envisioning to value realization to successful completion, on time and within budget. A dynamic leader with a proven track record of building and guiding diverse teams toward actionable goals. 

Jason Jacobsohn, Founder & Managing Partner, Propellant Venture ( Propellant Ventures is a Seed stage venture capital fund that invests in the growth of Chicago and the greater Midwest across a broad range of powerful, diverse, and leading-edge B2B industries.

Arlene Martin, SBA Business Development Officer ( As the #1 SBA lender in the region for the last 12 years, Huntington Bank has a great track record of helping people like you get the capital they need to open, acquire or expand a small business.

Rick Onyon – CEO & Founder (  Recognized as Crazy. Misfit. Rebel. Troublemaker. Round peg in a square hole. Not fond of rules. No respect for the status quo.  It’s clear Rick thinks different.  His specialties: Entrepreneur, product maker, business builder, capital raiser (nearly $200mm to date). Areas of expertise include mobile/wireless applications, social networking, point of sale, and things that just make people lives easier.  Founder of FusionOne - Venture backed company focused on mobile phone sync, backup and migration solutions. Customers Include Apple, Verizon Wireless, Alltel, NTT DoCoMo, Bell Canada, and many others. 

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...

See more Online Startup Events, or for more information about the investors, incubators, and accelerators in Madison, see our list of Startup Resources.



Dave Aumuller

Co-Director @ Founder Institute of Wisconsin


Jason Jacobsohn

Managing Director @ Propellant Ventures


Arlene Martin

Founder & CEO @ Martin Financial Resources, LLC


Bill Furlong

Founder & CEO @ SquareStack

Platinum Partners

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