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Jeremy Halpern and Will Bernat to Present at The Capital Network’s ‘Fundraising Bootcamp for Early Stage Entrepreneurs’               

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11.08.2017

Nutter will host The Capital Network’s (TCN) “Venture Fast Track: Fundraising Bootcamp for Early Stage Entrepreneurs” on November 8. TCN entrepreneurs and investors will convene for a day of learning from and interacting with some of New England’s leading investors, entrepreneurs, and early-stage experts through workshops, panels, and discussion. Attendees will leave the Venture Fast Track Bootcamp with concrete materials and knowledge that will help them move their company forward through the various stages of the fundraising process, with a new network of mentors and peers from which to draw.

Jeremy Halpern, co-chair of the Emerging Companies Group at Nutter, will present “Pitches & Decks – Elevator Pitches to Formal Presentation – an Evolution,” which will address how to target, locate, approach, and close with venture capitalists, angels, and strategic investors. Will Bernat, co-chair of the Emerging Companies Group at Nutter, will speak on the panel “Beyond the Pitch: Closing the Deal with Investors.”

At the end of the event, Nutter will holding office hours (20 minute time slots) where individuals can ask Corporate or Intellectual Property attorneys some quick questions. This is a great opportunity to get one-on-one legal advice for your business. Slots are available on a first come, first served basis. A sign-up link is included with registration.

Mentors and Faculty attending 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, Bessermer Venture Partners, Beta Fund, Techstars and many more!

Sign up for your spot here.

Event Details:

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
9:00am – 3:45pm

Nutter
155 Seaport Blvd
Boston, MA 02210

Agenda

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

9:15 – 9:30am – Introductions & Breakfast

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

Presenters:

  • Jessica McLear, Entrepreneur & Angel, Investor Launchpad Venture, Group Industry Champion, Mass Challenge
  • Jay Batson, Entrepreneur, Investor Sigma, Prime Fellow Founder, Acquia

Learn how using Scoring Sheets and 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.

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

Presenter:

  • Jeremy Halpern, Partner, Nutter

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.

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

Presenters:

  • Will Bernat, Partner, Nutter
  • Ken Bennett, Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners
  • Stefania Mallet, CEO & Co-Founder, ezCater
  • Chris Cuddy, Executive Chairman at ezCater, investor at Launchpad Venture Group


1:00pm – 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.

2:00 – 3:10pm – Pitch Competition

Judges:

  • Melissa Withers, Managing Director at RevUp by Betaspring
  • Juan Luis Leung-Li, Partner at Tectonic Ventures

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!

3:15 – 3:45 – Ice Cream Social and Networking (Sponsored by FoMu)

3:45 – 4:45 – “Ask a Lawyer” Office Hours with Nutter

We will be holding office hours (20 minute time slots) where you can ask Corporate or Intellectual Property attorneys some quick questions. This is a great opportunity to get one on one legal advice for your business. Slots are available on a first come, first served basis. A signup link is included with registration.

Examples of questions the Nutter team can answer:

  • Should I take friends and family money as equity or convertible notes?
  • Should I be structured as a Corporation or a Limited Liability Company (LLC)?
  • What kinds of things can be patented? How much does it often cost?
  • What kinds of equity compensation should I be thinking about?

Sign up for this event here

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