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Thanks to Our First Time Entrepreneur Attendees and David Mandel

Thanks again to all of our great attendees who gave up a Saturday to learn about valuation, cap tables and other important venture topics at our first time entrepreneur program.  We are grateful to David Mandel from Pasadena Angels for sharing his time and advice.  Also a special thanks to LAVA and Len Lanzi for being so supportive of the program.

Upcoming Event – LAVA First Time Entrepreneur Workshop on October 26!

I am extremely pleased to announce that I will be speaking at the upcoming LAVA (Los Angeles Venture Association) ‘First Time Entrepreneur’ training program. The program is open to entrepreneurs that are starting companies in areas that are likely to draw venture capital investment. Those in attendance will learn how to:

Determine the value of their company
Put together a capitalization table
Understand how VCs screen potential investments
Understand the differences between trademarks, copyrights and patents and when you need them
Choose co-founders
Network at startup events — the right way

The program will take place on October 26th from 10:00am to 3:00pm, you can purchase your tickets here:  https://www.lava.org/events/first-time-entrepreneur-workshop-102619.

Thanks again to the Access to Capital Growth Forum 3.0

I had a great time speaking at Cal State Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) on Tuesday at a fantastic capital forum run by Gary Polk. Over 120 participants enjoyed a full day of programming.  I also had the chance to watch a great presentation by Jennifer Brodmann, an assistant professor in CSUDH’s finance department.  If you haven’t checked out the campus, it’s worth it; it’s beautiful. Here are some photos from the event.

 

Upcoming Event: ‘First Time Entrepreneur Workshop’ 4/27/19

I am extremely pleased to announce that I will be speaking at the upcoming LAVA (Los Angeles Venture Association) ‘First Time Entrepreneur’ training program alongside guest investor Julie Pantiskas of the Pasadena Angels. The program is open to entrepreneurs that are starting companies in areas that are likely to draw venture capital investment. Those in attendance will learn how to:

  • Determine the value of their company
  • Put together a capitalization table
  • Understand how VCs screen potential investments
  • Understand the differences between trademarks, copyrights and patents and when you need them
  • Choose co-founders
  • Network at startup events — the right way

The program will take place on April 27th from 10:00am to 3:00pm, you can purchase your tickets here.