Programs Special One-Day Events

Financial ProjectionsWednesday, April 6th, 2016
11:45 AM – 2:00 PM
Venture Development Center, UMASS Wheatley Hall, Third Floor, 100 Morrissey Blvd. Boston, MA 02125-3393

Financial Projections are key in all aspects of the fundraising process: Pitching, Valuation, Due Diligence, and in the long term planning of your company… Join our experts in an overview discussion of financial projections and learn the key metrics that will get investors to notice you, as well as those that will get you rejected. If you have no or little idea where to begin with your financial projections, this program is for you.
Experts –

31444b0Heather Onstott is currently the CFO at Freight Farms and has over 20 years of credit and small business experience. Heather is a Venture Partner & Director at LaunchCapital which she joined in 2009 to help create the Small Business division, and acts as an advisor to both portfolio companies and other area startups, specializing in financial modeling and pricing strategies. As a CFO consultant her specialties include: financial analysis, risk management, credit underwriting, contract negotiation, portfolio management, small business operations and financial services consulting.



Pete Basius provides a range of Controller/CFO services with Venture Advisors – from short-term projects to multi-year client engagements that typically result in the sale to a larger company. While he works with many early-stage companies, Pete also assists growth stage companies with special projects such as systems upgrades and IPO and M&A transactions. His daily and monthly client responsibilities include monthly financial reports, multi-entity consolidations, cash/treasury management, finance/administrative team management, contract review, Board of Director reporting, annual operating plan development, financial forecasting, modeling and budgeting , and general corporate governance.  Additionally, Pete’s special project experience spans accounting software upgrades and installation, SEC reporting and professional services analytical reviews. Prior to joining Venture Advisors team in 2007, Pete held a variety of financial positons, including VP Finance at ChoiceStream, and Controller at REON Broadband, NetCentric, 4-Sight, and Dragon Systems.

Please note that TCN events are open to entrepreneurs and investors only, or approved guests of TCN. Service providers of any type must join TCN as a Sponsor. For more information, please contact Meredith Sandiford ( for details.

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