ARE YOU AN INVESTOR-READY ENTREPRENEUR?

PLACE: Ben Craig Center Charlotte, NC

DATE/TIME: March 27, 2013 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Raising equity capital is challenging at best. Becoming an Investor- Ready Entrepreneur TM 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. This 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 viewing investors as “customers of equity”, 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 fund

  • 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”. Panelists 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 equity capital

    LEARN FROM EXPERIENCED INVESTORS & ENTREPRENEURS

    Panelists and moderators include:

     Shafi Mustafa, Savveo – serial entrepreneur
     Garth Moulton, Jigsaw.com | Otherscreen – serial entrepreneur
     Jenni Ammirati, WCSR – transactional attorney
     Dan Gotte, IMAF-Charlotte – early stage fund executive
     Tim Janke, SBTDC / IMAF – investor and early stage fund executive

    LUNCHEON KEYNOTE: Garth Moulton, Jigsaw.com | Otherscreen

    HOW TO REGISTER

    The Becoming an Investor-Ready Entrepreneur TM registration fee is $295; however, those affiliated with one of our state or local sponsors are eligible for a special scholarship rate of $95.

    For more information, please go to:

    www.sbtdc.org/investorready

    or contact George McAllister at 704.548.1090 x3343 or

    gmcallister@sbtdc.org