Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Fundraising your Series A round is hard, requires prep and benchmarking of the market, and COVID can make it even more tricky. In this panel, we will be sharing practical tips from alumni having closed their Series A during COVID.
Where do most founders go wrong? Where do most investors go wrong? It’s all about how they build relationships. But what does it actually mean to build a relationship for fundraising? In this talk we will discuss how to successfully build long term business relationships and how that applies to fundraising and network building. As a group of seasoned fundraisers, we are going to dig into the bolts and nuts of what healthy founder-investor-mentor relationships and conversations look like overtime, as well as, discuss some of the challenges in the fundraising landscape. From congress, to building new funds for underserved regions, or building platforms to democratize fundraising, this group of speakers is dedicated to making fundraising more accessible and straightforward and will undoubtedly be sharing some gems!
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Everyone knows the adage that "all startups pivot," but how do you navigate it? How do you know when the time is right? What's the right way to pull it off? How do pivots play out? Hear about pivoting from Techstars founders who have successfully done it before.
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Thursday, July 30, 2020
Join us for a live discussion with Brad Feld, co-founder of Techstars and partner at Foundry Group. Brad is also co-author of the new book, The Startup Community Way: Evolving an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem. In this new book, Brad explores what makes startup communities thrive and how to improve collaboration in these rapidly evolving, complex environments. Founders are the building block to startup communities around the world, and we need founders to grow innovation in regions around the world.
Join Brad to learn how Techstars founders and network can get involved in their local ecosystems and help move communities forward.
Given the current pandemic and looming recession, what have been some of the best approaches to raising capital during volatile times? Hear from Techstars founders on what's working right now.
Are you thinking about an exit in the next 12-24 months? Perhaps you want to create more strategic opportunities for your business and options for the future. Through a conversation that will cover standard strategic deal workflows and stories from founders who have successfully navigated an exit, learn how to prepare, where to begin, and what to avoid.
Shutting down a company sucks. What sucks more? Fear of the unknown. The most common outcome for a startup is the shutdown or wind down. Yet it's rarely talked about. Learn lessons from the founder, investor, and legal point of view.
Natty Zola will revisit founders from previous classes to discuss what life looks like for them five years after they started their Techstars journey.
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