Learn from Experienced Investors & Entrepreneurs

Becoming an Investor-Ready Entrepreneur is designed to educate and prepare growth-oriented entrepreneurs to successfully engage private equity investors. The program 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.


The list of experienced investors and entrepreneurs who will lead this IRE include:

Keynote speaker

Troy Knauss, Guardant Partners

Troy is a serial entrepreneur and investor. He is currently a Partner at Guardant Partners and Vice Chairman of the Angel Resource Institute.

How to Register

The Becoming an Investor-Ready Entrepreneur registration fee is $295; however, you are eligible for a special scholarship rate of $95 courtesy of our state and local sponsors.

Remember to select your sponsor/partner to get the $95 rate.

Space is limited, so registrations are being accepted on a first come, first served basis.


Cancellation Policy 

Cancellation and refund requests will be honored until 5 PM on August 12, 2015.  Check payments should be received by the SBTDC on or before August 12, 2015 to maintain registered status.

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."

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