Event

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 6:00pm

Startup Funding Talks: How to Raise in 2019 #BosFunding (21+)

Location: 
The Yard: Back Bay
120 St James Ave
Boston, MA
Organization: 
Boston New Technology

21+. Join us at The Yard: Back Bay's coworking offices to:

  • Meet and hear from five experts on different aspects of startup funding

  • Network with 100 attendees from the Boston-area startup/tech community

  • Enjoy pizza, salad, beer and more

Arrive Early to participate in:

  • Office Hours with Law, Equity and Finance Experts

  • A discounted professional headshot photo session with The Boston Headshot

Each expert will give a 15-20 minute seminar and answer questions from attendees.

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Presenters:

Prithvi Tanwar, Attorney at Foley Hoag, LLP

1. Prithvi Tanwar, Attorney at Foley Hoag, LLP - General Corporate Counsel to early and growth stage technology companies.

(Talk details to be added)

Prithvi Tanwar serves as general corporate counsel to early and growth stage technology companies that are building innovative products and services that are changing business processes and the way individuals use and interact with technology on a daily basis. Prithvi and his team provide practical, relevant and actionable legal advice based on their hands-on understanding of their clients’ products and business goals. They’ve helped founding teams incorporate companies, protect their intellectual property, raise capital financing, establish clear and defined internal guidelines and procedures, negotiate and enter into commercial agreements, address legal issues that arise in day-to-day operations, and successfully exit. Increasingly, Prithvi's practice involves representing companies that have built mature teams and stable products overseas and are seeking to have a legal presence in the US, to raise venture capital from US sources, or access to the US market, while still retaining their foreign operations.

Anthony Price, Founder of LootScout

2. Anthony Price, Founder of LootScout and author of a super 418-page reference book for aspiring and early-stage startup founders, Get the Loot and Run: Find Money for Your Business. If ordering online, use Coupon "BNT17" to save 17% (in step 4 of checkout).

"It’s Not You, It’s Your Business Model: Find Capital, Customers and Profits"

Learn how your business can avoid wasting time chasing angel investors and venture capitalists, by focusing on what’s most important: Delighting customers and building a sustainable business. Disruption is common. Blockbuster, Toys R Us, and Blackberry all have been disrupted. Apple could be next because hungry startups are disrupting the status quo, innovating and building fast. Startups often assume they have a capital problem. However, the reality is that most businesses have a business model problem. When they fix their business model, customers and capital will flow. Join Anthony Price, author of Get the Loot and Run: Find Money for Your Businessto learn practical tips and source the full spectrum of capital available, from bank loans, economic development incentives, Kickstarter campaigns, private placement memorandums (PPM), direct public offerings, regulation crowdfunding, private lenders and more.

Anthony Price is an entrepreneur at the nexus of entrepreneurship, patient capital and community. He works with businesses across the U.S. Anthony led economic development activities for major cities in Connecticut. His lending experience includes, loan origination, underwriting, servicing, and the workout of nonperforming loans. Anthony developed a deep knowledge of capital, whether it be debt or equity from community development financial institutions (CDFI), small business investment companies (SBIC), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), business development companies (BDC), state, regional, municipal loan funds and equity. He knows how to put together deals for startups and established companies. Anthony has sourced capital from public and private capital sources, including angel investors. He led his own economic development consulting firm and founded LootScout. Anthony's work has been featured on TV, radio, digital platforms, and business publications, including the Hartford Business Journal, Worcester Business Journal, Crain's Connecticut, and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

Sergio Javier Abraham and Zach Zager, Co-founders of Social Spark Lab.

3. Sergio Javier Abraham and Zach Zager, Co-founders of Social Spark Lab.

"Building the Foundation: Bootstrapping Your Way to Funding"

(Talk details to be added)

Sergio Abraham is the founder of Social Spark Lab (SSL), a pre-accelerator that helps underserved aspiring entrepreneurs to launch their startups. SSL mission is to democratize the access to entrepreneurship using a new approach to train, mentor, and provide access to funding to more people, removing gender and racial biases. Sergio is an Information Systems Engineer, and most of his background is in the cybersecurity industry. He is one of the first employees of an information security startup and he now works as the Innovation Lead. In his career as a cybersecurity researcher, he has spoken at several security conferences and filed patents describing new innovative approaches to information security problems. Recently, Sergio finished the MS in Innovation & Management program at Tufts University and now he also serves as mentor and judge at MassChallenge.

Zach Zager recently completed his MS in Innovation & Management at Tufts University. He has a history of socially-minded entrepreneurship, most recently as a co-founder of Social Spark Lab (SSL), a pre-accelerator that helps underserved aspiring entrepreneurs to launch their startups. SSL’s mission is to democratize the access to entrepreneurship using a new approach to train, mentor, and provide access to funding to more people.

4 & 5. (To be added. To support and speak at this event, contact Chris "at" BostonNewTechnology.com)

Agenda:

4:00 to 6:00 - Office hours with law, equity and finance experts (signup details to be added)

4:00 to 6:00 - Headshot photo sessions with the Boston Headshot (signup details to be added)

6:00 to 7:00 - Networking with pizza, salad & beer

7:00 to 7:10 - Announcements

7:10 to 8:30 - Startup Funding Presentations, Q&A

8:30 to 9:00 - More Networking

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