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Venture Fast Track: Fundraising Bootcamp for Early Stage Entrepreneurs & Meet 30+ Boston Investors!

March 31 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

at Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP

$165 - $215

The Capital Network’s Fast Track Boot Camp for Early Stage Entrepreneurs, is an intensive, interactive full-day seminar designed to provide entrepreneurs and innovators an in-depth understanding of what it takes to raise early stage capital. You will spend the day learning from and interacting with New England’s leading investors, entrepreneurs, and early-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 mentors and peers from which to draw.

Mentors and Faculty are drawn from New England’s Investment and Entrepreneurship Community and include members of:
Launchpad Venture Group, Betaspring, Boston Harbor Angels, Golden Seeds, Cherrystone Angels, PipelineAngels, Mass Med Angels, LearnLaunch, Sigma Prime Ventures, MassChallenge, Hub Angels, Nutter, Underscore VC, Bessemer, Beta Fund, Techstars and many more!

AGENDA:

9:00 – 9:15  Registration (Mentor Lunch & Pitch Competition Sign-up)

9:15 – 9:30 Introductions & Breakfast

9:30 – 10:50 Money & Metrics: Understanding your Stage and Options and What it Means for Fundraising

Using Scoring Sheets & Lean Canvas methods, you will be able to walk away with a clear picture of what pieces are missing in your company structure to maximize your fundraising prospects.

FACULTY:

Jessica McLear

Jessica McLear

Entrepreneur & Angel Investor Launchpad Venture Group Industry Champion, MassChallenge

Jay Batson

Jay Batson

Entrepreneur, Investor Sigma Prime Fellow Founder, Acquia

11:00 – 11:50 Pitches & Decks – Elevator Pitches to Formal Presentations – an Evolution

You never get a second chance at a first impression. Early-stage ventures seeking investment need to know how to target, locate, approach, and close with venture capitalists, angels, and strategic investors. Learn about refining your pitches and hear first-hand a successful pitch from an entrepreneur who has closed a funding round (or two) and how the company’s pitch evolved over time.

FACULTY:

Jeremy Halpern

Jeremy Halpern

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

Josh Herzig Marx

Josh Herzig Marx

Entrepreneur, VP of Product at GasBuddy & former Google

12:00 – 12:50 Beyond the Pitch: Closing the Deal with Investors

Achieving the perfect pitch is just the beginning, after is when the real work begins – continuing to sell (and run!) your company during intensive due diligence, deep dives, term negotiations while pulling together investors from various groups to close up your round. Our panelists will share their stories from the field of what works and what kills the deal to help you go from beyond a great pitch to be an expert at selling and closing your company to investors.

FACULTY:

Will Bernat

Will Bernat

Partner, Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP

Christopher Mirabile

Christopher Mirabile

Director, Launchpad Venture Group & Chairman of Angel Capital Association

Jennifer Fremont-Smith

Jennifer Fremont-Smith

CEO of Happie & Founder of Krash

Richard Dulude

Richard Dulude

Principal & Investment Manager at Underscore VC

1:00 – 2:00pm – Mentor Lunch

The Entrepreneur-Mentor lunch is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to ask questions and receive advice from experienced entrepreneurs, strategic professionals and early-stage investors who are active supporters of New England’s entrepreneurial community. Entrepreneurs come ready with one-minute pitches and a burning question. Investors and mentors come ready with a fountain of knowledge and advice.

FACULTY:

Sheila Narayan

Sheila Narayan

Managing Director at Golden Seeds

Jay Batson

Jay Batson

Entrepreneur, Investor Sigma Prime Fellow Founder, Acquia

Jennifer Schwall Rousseau

Jennifer Schwall Rousseau

Executive Director at Cherrystone Angel Group

Vivek Soni

Vivek Soni

Investor at TiE Angels & Boston Cleantech Partners

Christopher Mirabile

Christopher Mirabile

Director, Launchpad Venture Group & Chairman of Angel Capital Association

Brad Kayton

Brad Kayton

Investor, Studio Ventures / Studio Ventures & Capital Advisors

Melissa Withers

Melissa Withers

Managing Director at RevUp by Betaspring

Norman Meisner

Norman Meisner

Principal at Beta Fund Member & Sky Ventures Group

Richard van den Bosch

Richard van den Bosch

Founder @ Rednote

Betty Francisco

Betty Francisco

Angel Investor, Pipeline Angels & Founder of Reimagine Play & Latina Circle

Kofi Callender

Kofi Callender

Executive Director, Smarter In The City

Ben Littauer

Ben Littauer

Angel at Boston Harbor Angels & Walnut Angels

Alessandra Brown

Alessandra Brown

Director of the Roxbury Innovation Center

Jean Marie Vallet

Jean Marie Vallet

Founding Member of Innovate-America & Angel Investor with Launchpad Venture Group

Jeremy Halpern

Jeremy Halpern

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

Barry Coffman

Barry Coffman

Angel Investor at Launchpad Venture Group

Matt Murphy

Matt Murphy

Healthcare Industry Scholar at Flare Capital & Innovation Lead at Boston Children's Hospital

Jennifer Fremont-Smith

Jennifer Fremont-Smith

CEO of Happie & Founder of Krash

Pete McDonald

Pete McDonald

Relationship Manager at Silicon Valley Bank

Courtney Scrubbs

Courtney Scrubbs

Founder, The DAWA Investment Network

Ajay Gallewale

Ajay Gallewale

Mentor, Techstars

Charlie Hipwood

Charlie Hipwood

Venture Capitalist and Entrepreneur at MassVentures

Maureen Stancik Boyce

Maureen Stancik Boyce

Director, Good Growth Capital

Asad Butt

Asad Butt

Partner at LearnLaunch

Peter Atanasoff

Peter Atanasoff

Angel Investor with Launchpad Venture Group

Tara Greco

Tara Greco

Member, Pipeline Angels

David Kessler

David Kessler

Angel Investor at Boston Harbor Angels

Bert Lederer

Bert Lederer

Angel Investor, Cherrystone Angel Group

Riley Rodgers

Riley Rodgers

Principal at Valia Investments

Will Bernat

Will Bernat

Partner, Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP

Martha Cosgrove

Martha Cosgrove

Investment Fellow at Greentown Labs

Mory Bahar

Mory Bahar

CEO & Founder of Personal Remedies

Jim Woodward

Jim Woodward

Serial Entrepreneur and Angel Investor

2:00 – 3:10pm – Pitch Competition

Pitching is an art where practice makes perfect. Here you get the opportunity to give a 90 second pitch to a room full of experienced entrepreneurs, peers and investors (see Lunch Mentor List). Get the feedback you need and the glory you crave! Sign-up for this happens in the morning – you must attend the full day to participate and a few will be selected at random to participate. Get practicing!

JUDGES:

Jeremy Halpern

Jeremy Halpern

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

Melissa Withers

Melissa Withers

Managing Director at RevUp by Betaspring

Thanks to our prize sponsors!

3:15 – 3:30pm Ice Cream Social, Sponsored by:

“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 location sponsor

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

Venue

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