August 6, 2013
WFU Worrell Center
October 21, 2013
NC Biotech Center
Are YOU an investor-ready entrepreneur?
Raising equity capital is challenging at best. Becoming an Investor-Ready
Entrepreneur is designed to educate and prepare growth-oriented
entrepreneurs to successfully engage private equity investors. Getting
ready includes a wide range of activities and decisions that will help
the entrepreneur with their business in a number of ways.
was developed with direct input from experienced entrepreneurs, angel
investors, angel networks/fund executives, and venture capitalists,
and provides an "insider's look" into the world of equity
funding. By understanding what investors look for, entrepreneurs can
reduce barriers to funding, navigate the process more easily, and increase
the chances of obtaining funding for their business.
- Learn about the equity funding "food chain"
- Find out what investors look for and expect from the companies they
- Learn how to make your company "investor-ready" (and improve
your business while you're at it)
- Assess your own "readiness" at each step of the way
- Hear from those who've "done it". Panelist will include
serial entrepreneurs and angel investors who've "been there".
- Receive a comprehensive workbook, ongoing counseling support and
access to additional online resources
- Save countless hours and enhance your chances of successfully raising
What Entrepreneurs Say...
"I learned more about the equity investment process, procedures, what is truly valued and expected in one day than I have in several months stumbling through the process."
"I wanted to let you know that I personally loved the course the other day. I have been to many Merger-Acquisition Courses and Forums etc. But, your guest panel was amazing and very interesting. I felt that every time [they] spoke they were giving it to us straight and not just the textbook response. You made it fun. That’s not easy, especially when everyone in the room is hoping that you are going to give them the magical key to their success."
See what other entrepreneurs
The SBTDC provides business
counseling and management education to thousands of companies each
year, helps growth company entrepreneurs attract equity investment,
provides education for qualified angel investors, works with angel
and VC funds, sponsors investor forums, and serves as a statewide
resource and connection to private equity investment.