A common theme among entrepreneurs and startups is how to separate yourself in a competitive market and grab the attention of investors. Tonight thanks to sponsors TriNet, Vaco,WeWork, and TechCXO, a great event was afforded for the local startup community and fellow entrepreneurs to participate in a panel discussion and hear from leading local investors like Tim McLoughlin at Cofounders Capital and Jackie Bennett at SJF Ventures. Some of the key wisdom points shared was how to separate yourself from the hundreds of emails and pitch decks they see. In addition, we got to hear from local entrepreneur Ursula Mead, founder of InHerSight, and how she navigated her path to investment. Plus Nick Jordan, Founder and CEO at Smashing Boxes, sharing his advice to entrepreneurs. Whether its your first raise, second or third, enclosed are some tips on how to attract attention from a potential investor and increase your chances for success.
Today was the Durham Lunch & Learn presented by RIoT at Smashing Boxes. The big topic was "The Legal Lowdown on Startup Financing". A great opportunity to join Jesse Jones, Founder and Lead Attorney of Fourscore Business Law, as he discussed the sources of financing available for startups and recommendations on which of those financing options to use. Jesse also gave the inside scoop on what is needed to be prepared before talking to an investor. Here are some key wisdom points of advice shared to support your career and startup endeavors:
A special thanks to RIoT (Caroline) for putting on a great event and Jesse from Fourscore Business Law for presenting plus Smashing Boxes for hosting!
Keith Washo, Sales and Marketing Exec & Published Author, From Silicon Valley To Research Triangle Park
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