Bench to Community Seminar - Series 2, Session 3: Investors & Fundraising: Early-stage Non-grant Funding and Processes
From Laura Osborne
Attendees will learn about locating and speaking with non-grant funding sources for investments in early-stage companies, including friends/family connections, angel individuals and networks, investment “pitch” competitions.
What are sources of early-stage funding?
How are contacts made with potential investors?
Information investors expect about the product/application and market opportunity?
What current stage is the development of your idea/product?
What do you plan to do next? What are support funds for?
Who else is on your team and their expertise/experience?
What amount of support/funds are you seeking currently?
What are you willing to offer those who invest or provide funding?