Building in the Bear Market
Thursday, November 17, 2022
James Benham’s education in entrepreneurship started at an early age, from a father whose own education in entrepreneurship started even earlier. James has now spent over 20 years starting and scaling profitable, bootstrapped technology businesses while helping his clients do the same. From international insurers to the world’s largest construction companies, he’s helped thousands of businesses and innovators learn the bootstrapping mindset that has helped him maintain focus of his vision, maximize his equity in every business endeavor and ultimately earn him the freedom to build what he loves.
Navigating a “bearish” economy in danger of a recession is challenging for any business especially startups looking to not just survive, but truly thrive. This track explores tips and considerations on how startups in all stages can navigate the current economy.
Join The Fund's investment committee members for a discussion on how to raise a pre-seed in a downturn and what the new reality is.
Hear from partners at leading, Austin-based VC firms, as they review local venture market data and share advice for founders fundraising in a shifting economy. How will market changes affect my ability to fundraise? What should I do differently?