2000 University Avenue
East Palo Alto, California 94303

SVASE First Impressions: Funding Pitch Preparation Workshop

Start: 01/11/2011 - 5:30 pm
End: 01/11/2011- 8:30 pm


You might have killer technology, a can’t miss value proposition for customers plus a team with demonstrable experience and execution skills, but if you can’t get your business fundamentals across to potential investors clearly and concisely you’ll fall at the first hurdle of the funding race.

Please note that this event is intended for startup executives and entrepreneurs seeking funding. Please do NOT register if you do not fit this profile.

"The Funding Pitch Workshop was peppered with practical advice that I've been putting into practice since attending. In particular, walking through the 10 slide deck and understanding all of the opportunities to provide evidence to back up the business assumptions has changed my approach to writing a compelling presentation" Mike McGrath, CEO, Yosho

"I wanted to let you know how incredible the Funding Pitch Workshop was. By far the best event I've attended in the last year. I wasn't actually going to attend because of the title (I've done lots of pitches). I changed my mind when I realized Jim (Jim Connor of Sand Hill Angels) was going to be there, as I had talked with him the week before.

I was very pleased to find that the content in the first two hours was about funding rather then presenting, and the content in the last hour focused more on the content details of a presentation. There wasn't a minute of content I would have changed.

A major thanks for an outstanding event!" Jim Pravetz, Cayo Systems

The vast majority of startups never get the opportunity to pitch their idea to potential investors, so when you do get the chance you shouldn’t throw it away by talking about the wrong things. So if you’ve not successfully raised venture capital before, attending this workshop is a must, to give you critical insights into what information VCs and Angels are looking for, and how they want it presented.

Topics covered in this interactive workshop include:
- Is my idea/business fundable?
- What VCs and Angels look for from a Funding Pitch & why
- Valuations & who get what percent?
- The successful funding flow from idea to A round
- Creating the Killer Funding Pitch for YOUR startup

Guest VC: Andy Bartley, The Angels' Forum - see below for bio

Location: DLA Piper, 2000 University Avenue, East Palo Alto, 94303

Pre-Registered Rates (All Rates Include Hors D’oeuvres):
SVASE Members - $25; Non-SVASE members - $49
Walk In Rate: add $10 to the above rates

This event is co-sponsored by DLA Piper, www.dlapiper.com.

Please note that this event is intended for startup executives and entrepreneurs seeking funding.

Andy Bartley, The Angels' Forum
Andy is an Associate at The Angels Forum and The Halo Funds. He is responsible for sourcing and identifying potential investment opportunities in the life sciences, high tech, and consumer product spaces. Andy is actively involved in the evaluation of businesses seeking seed/early stage financing. He enjoys working with promising entrepreneurs to help them develop investor-oriented pitch decks and presentations.

Official Website: http://www.svase.org/events/first-impressions-funding-pitch-preparation-workshop

Added by svaseinfo on December 11, 2010

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