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Series A Venture Fast Track: A Fundraising Bootcamp for Post-Seed Entrepreneurs with Top Boston VCs & Investors

June 28 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

at Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP

$100 - $295

The Capital Network’s Series A Fast Track Boot Camp for Post Seed Entrepreneurs, is an intensive, interactive half-day seminar providing post seed-stage entrepreneurs an in-depth understanding of what it takes to raise Series A capital. Taught by Boston’s top VC investors - they’ll give you unique insights about fundraising and growing your company the right way.
You will spend the day learning from and interacting with New England’s leading investors, entrepreneurs, and post-seed stage experts through workshops, panels and discussions. You will leave the Venture Fast Track with concrete materials and knowledge that will help you move your company forward through the various stages of the fundraising process, and with a new network of investors, mentors and peers from which to draw.

Mentors and Faculty for the day are drawn from New England’s Investment and Entrepreneurship Community and include members of the most active Venture Capital firms in the area and have included: Bessemer Ventures, Open View Ventures, HLM Ventures, .406 Ventures, Launch Capital, Good Growth Ventures, Accomplice Ventures, General Catalyst, Polaris Ventures, Square 1 Bank, Philips Ventures, GE Ventures, Sigma Prime Ventures, MVM, PJC, Charles River Ventures and more!

Are you a Post-Seed Stage Entrepreneur looking to scale? Then this event if for you!

8:30 - 8:45 registration & breakfast

8:45 – 9:00 Introductions

9:00 – 10:00 Funding 2.0 - Options & Strategies in the Post Seed Fundraising Process

Targeting, communicating, engaging and managing VCs / other Series A investors is an essential part of the fundraising process for high growth startups. Join our experts for a conversation around how to create the perfect fundraising venture capital round and answer questions around:

  • Exploring Options
  • Pivoting and Restarts
  • Processes and Strategy

FACULTY:

Paulina Hill

Paulina Hill

Principal at Polaris Partners

Jeffrey Griffor

Jeffrey Griffor

SVP - Managing Director at Square1 Bank

Speakers Coming Soon!

10:20 - 11:20 - Negotiating Series A - The Three Headed Monster

The series A round consists of 3 major players:

  • Founder and Management Team
  • Seed Investors
  • Incoming Series A investors

The key to a successful raise is managing all three parties interests in:

  • Internal or external raises
  • Management structure - both management team and board seats
  • Company direction and growth
  • Equity

AND keeping all parties communicating, happy, and functional. We’ll bring in a panel of experts to break down how to constructively manage this process and provide the best outcomes for all interested parties

FACULTY:

Jeremy Halpern

Jeremy Halpern

Partner, Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP & Founder, Edible Ventures

Ben Carcio

Ben Carcio

Founder & CEO at Promoboxx

Maia Heymann

Maia Heymann

Co-Founder and General Partner Converge

Matt Fates

Matt Fates

General Partner at Ascent VP

11:30 - 12:30 - You have the money - Now What? Planning for Growth Post Series A

Congratulations! You raised a series A. Now you have to deliver. With a new set of board, funding, and milestones to achieve our experts will discuss how to plan for growth for your:

  • Team
  • Product
  • Customer development

A post series A startup looks radically different from your seed funded company, we help you understand how to prepare and plan for the future.

FACULTY:

Johnnie Walker

Johnnie Walker

Head of Office - TempCFO

Jennifer Rousseau Schwall

Jennifer Rousseau Schwall

Executive Director of Cherrystone Angel Group

Chris Stepanian

Chris Stepanian

Founder & CEO Windgap

Jay Batson

Jay Batson

Entrepreneur, Investor Sigma Prime Fellow Founder, Acquia

12:30 – 2:00 The Mentor Lunch & Ice Cream Social

The Entrepreneur-Mentor matching lunch is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to ask questions and receive advice from experienced entrepreneurs, and VCs who are active supporters of New England’s entrepreneurial community. Entrepreneurs - come ready with one-minute pitches and a burning question. We’ll hear back from the various tables about what top tips and key points they learnt during the mentor lunch. Then - it’s Ice Cream time.

FACULTY:

Jay Batson

Jay Batson

Entrepreneur, Investor Sigma Prime Fellow Founder, Acquia

Juan Luis Leung Li

Juan Luis Leung Li

Senior Associate at General Catalyst

Jennifer Rousseau Schwall

Jennifer Rousseau Schwall

Executive Director of Cherrystone Angel Group

Andrew Walsh

Andrew Walsh

Bessemer Venture Partners

Jeffrey Griffor

Jeffrey Griffor

SVP - Managing Director at Square1 Bank

Jill Wittels

Jill Wittels

Angel at Launchpad Venture Group & CEO at Sostenuto Strategic Advisors

Matt Hayes

Matt Hayes

Principal at Point Judith Capital (PJC)

Jeremy Halpern

Jeremy Halpern

Partner, Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP & Founder, Edible Ventures

Lauren Celano

Lauren Celano

Founder and CEO, Propel Careers

Charlie Hipwood

Charlie Hipwood

Venture Capitalist and Entrepreneur at MassVentures

Riley Rodgers

Riley Rodgers

Principal at Valia Investments

Norman Meisner

Norman Meisner

Principal at Beta Fund Member & Sky Ventures Group

Chris Stepanian

Chris Stepanian

Founder & CEO Windgap

Wanda Reindorf

Wanda Reindorf

Managing Director of the Clean Energy Venture Group

Mike Cunningham

Mike Cunningham

Principal at Point Judith Capital (PJC)

Johnnie Walker

Johnnie Walker

Head of Office - TempCFO

Will Bernat

Will Bernat

Partner, Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP

More Mentors Coming Soon!
“As an investor, my job is much easier if an entrepreneur has been through TCN membership and events – they are versed in the key issues and grounded in the fundamentals.” Christopher Mirabile

Managing Director, Angel Capital Association

Thanks to our sponsors

Please note that TCN events are open to entrepreneurs and investors only, or approved guests of TCN. Service providers of any type must join TCN as a Sponsor. Email team@thecapitalnetwork.org for details.

Students – apply to come for FREE!
A limited number of scholarships are available to full-time students through StayinMA

Register below for 3/31 Fast Track

Organizer

The Capital Network
Phone:
781-591-0291
Website:
TheCapitalNetwork.org

Venue

Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP
155 Seaport Blvd
Boston, MA 02210 United States
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