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Becoming an Investor-Ready Entrepreneur

April 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


When it comes to working with investors, new entrepreneurs are at a disadvantage: They often have misconceptions about the process, do not understand the concept of stage-appropriate capital, and do not understand investor expectations.

The Investor-Ready Entrepreneur program levels the playing field, educating and preparing growth-oriented entrepreneurs to successfully engage private equity investors.

The program, developed by experienced entrepreneurs, angel investors, angel network/fund executives, and venture capitalists, provides an “insider’s look” into the world of equity funding. You will hear directly from an investor panel and learn to view investors as “customers of equity.”

Register soon at the early-bird price of $145. After April 1 the price will be $195.

Who can benefit from IRE?
-University spinouts
-SBIR recipients
-Ecosystem stakeholders
-Tech transfer representatives
-Potential investors

Topics Covered
-The private equity investment process
-The funding landscape
-Building for success
-Funding needs and financials
-Targeting/qualifying funding sources
-Presenting to investors
-Due diligence
-Structuring the deal
-Board and exits

Attendees Will Learn
-The different types of investors
-The size and type of deals investors typically fund
-The realities of each step of the process
-The equity investment process and terminology
-How investors approach valuation and deal structure
-How to become “investor-ready” and improve your business while you’re at it


April 9
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


Small Business Center
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Biotech Place Atrium
575 Patterson Ave
Winston-Salem, NC 27101 United States

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