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Show Me The Money: A No BS Guide To Getting Funded

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Kim Cayce
Luna Startup Labs, CEO

As an entrepreneur with more than 20 years experience launching and growing businesses, Kim Cayce knows how tough the journey to success can be for female founders. She created Luna Startup Labs, one of the first global accelerators for female entrepreneurs, to advocate and empower women in business by connecting ambitious female entrepreneurs to the capital, resources, mentors and partners to fuel their growth. Kim has helped raise millions of dollars of capital for innovative organizations, created a luxury fitness line that sold in over 300 stores worldwide, and later launched a global digital marketing agency that supported early stage startups and positioned them for rapid growth. She currently serves as the CEO for Luna Startup Labs, as a board member for Citrine Angels, is a member of the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network, and a TEDx organizer. In 2020, in response to the COVID-19 crisis, Kim launched her first Venture Philanthropy fund, the Washington Women Entrepreneurs COVID-19 Recovery Fund to provide emergency funding and support for women in the Greater Washington Area.


Back by popular demand, this presentation has received rave reviews and sells out over and over again. Why? Because it's a no BS guide to getting funded from an experienced entrepreneur and investor.

What it's about:
Access to capital is critical in any business. Whether you are just starting up, expanding into new markets, or scaling in earnest, access to capital can make the difference between success and failure. This workshop will show you how to identify the right source of capital for every stage in your business development cycle.

What You’ll Learn:
Learn how to how to position your startup for success by developing a strategic fundraising plan and targeting the appropriate investors and funding sources for your business. Understand where you are on the investment-readiness scale, and what types of funding are available to you at every stage in your development cycle.

Why you want to learn it:
You'll be better equipped to assess how much funding you need at every stage of your startup journey. You'll develop a deeper understanding of the 10 proven sources of funding for your business as well as the advantages and disadvantages for each source of funding. And you'll walk away with the exact tools you need to help you access capital and grow your business.

How it will help you:
If you want to know how to raise capital for your business, you’re not alone. Each year more than 70% of small businesses use some form of financing. While money doesn’t grow on trees, there are a number of ways you can seek funding for your business—some more traditional than others. You’ll develop a deeper understanding of how to get the capital you need to succeed as you build, launch and grow your business.