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Friday, September 28 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
How to Raise Seed Capital of $50K - $200K from Individual Angel Investors FULL

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One of the biggest challenges for early stage companies is raising the first round of money beyond the initial investments from founders, family/friends and/or crowdfunding.  
This period is the “death valley” of financing for companies- you are still in the development/validation phase and likely still pre-revenue or very small revenue. The startup is not on the radar for angel groups and certainly not venture capital firms as you are too early stage.  So how do you raise the all important $50K- $200K to move you into growth/revenues?  How do you identify and approach the right individual angel investor(s)?  What are they looking for in a startup that is likely pre-revenue? 
In this panel discussion, there will be 3 – 4 angel investors who will lead an informative discussion about their decision-making process to invest in early stage startup companies. Key issues include what they look for in the team & business model, a due diligence process, typical terms, and how much they typically invest in an early start up.
The primary audience is for founders of early stage startup companies who need to understand the mindset of an angel investor.  Those interested in understanding the role of angel investors in the startup ecosystem will also benefit from this session.