a program of the
NC Small Business and Technology Development Center

Are YOU an investor-ready entrepreneur?

teamRaising equity capital is challenging at best.  Becoming an Investor-Ready Entrepreneur (IRE) is designed to educate and prepare growth-oriented entrepreneurs to successfully engage private equity investors. 

This full day program was developed by experienced entrepreneurs, angel investors, angel networks/fund executives and venture capitalists, and provides an “insider’s look” into the world of equity funding.  

By viewing investors as “customers of equity”, entrepreneurs can reduce barriers to funding, navigate the process more easily, and increase the chances of obtaining funding. 

Attendees Will:

What Entrepreneurs Say...

peopleI 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.IRE Attendee

personI 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.IRE Attendee

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