Silicon Valley Code Camp : October 6th and 7th, 2012
The Schechter Company, LLC
Occasional Software Geek. But mostly busy helping tech startups get started, build business model, and raise funding. Member of the Band of Angels, Silicon Valley's most long-standing angel investor group. Founder of the Intel Alumni Network, a worldwide organization of former employees of Intel Corporation.
Do you have dreams, or better yet, concrete plans to launch your own company?
This session is targeted at tech entrepreneurs who will eventually raise equity financing (via angel investors and/or venture capital) to grow their business. We'll cover the landscape of potential investor sources, the arcane terminology, and most importantly the art of speaking the language that investors seek from entrepreneurs. Topics include funding rounds, the elevator pitch, the key elements of an executive summary, the pitch deck, aiming for "less is more", etc. The session will be highly interactive, so bring your questions. Better yet, email them to me in advance. Sign up early, because the room was nearly full last year, with an extremely lively discussion.