Host Barbara Kline and her VIP guests from such companies as Silicon Valley Bank and Research Firm CB INSIGHTS will reveal why 738 deals got funded with 7.5 Billion in venture funding in Q1, 2011 and why only 10 percent of that financing went to seed stage companies. (Also find out what a seed stage company is and determine what growth stage your company is in right now).
WEEK #2 TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL
The Center for Venture Research reports that there are more than 250,000 active angel investors in the USA who invest individually or in a group such as the Band of Angels and Pasadena Angels. If you are touched by an angel investor you can expect to get from $250,000 to $2 million in funding. The big question is how to find Angel Investors and the 3 crucial steps to getting angel investing. Host Barbara Kline is an angel investor and her colleagues from New Mexico Angel Group will reveal how they decide what to invest in each year.
WEEK #3 WHEN TO HOLD ‘EM and WHEN TO FOLD ‘EM
Kline is a serial entrepreneur herself and she will be joined in this week’s workshop by other successful company founders to reveal the ways you as founder can be sure to NOT lose your company during the funding stages. How not to give away the farm or whatever you’re making! Why you need an exit strategy from the start of your company. Will you be acquired? Will you merge with another firm? Find out the 4 pillars of a start-up that ensure that you will know how to move into second stage growth.
WEEK #4 HITTING IT OUT OF THE PARK!
How do you put together the best business team possible? When do you need a CFO, CEO, COO? Why technology and marketing partners are crucial. Plus how to raise social currency with a well-planned marketing communications strategy and plan) MARCOM what is it and why it’s all about the BUZZ and social media in this day and age.
Marketing Partners include: NAWBO National Association of Women Business Owners, Holistic Health News, Center for Successful Recareering, The Vision Board Institute, Breakthru Communications, Breakthru Center and the Financial Maestro.