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Understand the Dilution Impact of Early Stage Investment

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In today’s difficult investment climate, entrepreneurs should have the maximum understanding of the impact of proposed financing – before they talk to investors.

This session will not only explain terms such as:

  • pre-money
  • fully diluted equity
  • option pool
  • percentage ownership
  • weighted average anti-dilution
  • full ratchet anti-dilution
  • per share price

but will show you the exact numerical consequences of these difficult negotiating points.

Also in this workshop lunch, you learn how to build your own capitalization table in a simple, but powerful spreadsheet. BYOL – bring your own laptop.

Once you have your own cap table built, we will discuss in detail how to use this tool to understand the dilutive impact of various investment decisions such as:

  • stock options
  • restricted stock
  • early-stage angel or venture capital investment
  • down-rounds
  • anti-dilution provisions
  • and much more…

Expert - Jeremy Halpern, Nutter McClennen & Fish

 

Upstart Roundtable with the Venture Cafe

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TCN UpStart Roundtables are monthly gatherings at the Venture Cafe that bring together Boston-area early-stage startups and seasoned entrepreneurs. This free series with The Capital Network, Venture Cafe, and Silicon Valley Bank is a great opportunity for you to ask burning questions about starting a company and meet other like-minded entrepreneurs in a casual cafe setting.

Featuring:

Ken Deckinger, Jess Meet Ken; interviewed by Joe Caruso, Launchpad Venture Group

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From Zero to Sixty: The One-Minute Pitch Practice

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Often, you only have sixty seconds or less to make a good impression on a potential investor. One of the hardest things to do is to talk about what you’re doing in a concise and compelling way.

We have assembled a room full of investors, serial entrepreneurs, and experts to help you nail down your sixty-second pitch.

With some beer stations in between, you’ll be working  one-on-one with our mentors until your elevator pitch is perfected.

Have fun, tune up your motor mouth, and perfect your pitch!

Developing an Effective IP Strategy: From an Idea to Blockbuster Science

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Experts will discuss considerations unique to life science IP that include:

  • In-licensing technology is only the first step: plan the future before signing the license
  • What to expect in investors’ and pharma partners’ diligence
  • Balancing disclosure, ownership, enablement and obviousness in charting out an IP strategy
  • How to properly project costs of execution and maximize ROI
  • How to factor in regulatory exclusivities, patent linkage and extensions?
  • Major legal differences between biological and chemical entities
  • Most typical areas of misalignment and common mistakes

Life Science Fast Track

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Are you a physician, innovator, or entrepreneur with a commercial idea and ready to make it a fundable company? Join us for this full-day program to understand today’s unique challenges for life science, med device, and healthcare entrepreneurs starting companies and raising capital. Learn from and meet some of the leading life science investors, entrepreneurs, and early-stage experts in New England.

Building on the success of The Capital Network’s annual Fast Track Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs, this Life Science Fast Track is an intensive, interactive full-day seminar designed to provide entrepreneurs and innovators an in-depth understanding of what it takes to raise early stage capital for a life science startup.

Capitalize While Maximizing Founders Equity

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Not all money is equal.  Get insight into building a fundraising strategy that takes full advantage of non-dilutive resources without harming future financings. We will address the following:

  •  Timing is everything—when and how much should you raise (if at all)
  • 5 steps BEFORE you raise
  • Building a fundraising network: Is there such a thing as pre-marketing your raise?
  •  What funding programs exist in Massachusetts and what they require of the company
  • State v. Federal:  which and why
  • Examples of different financing strategies and the common pitfalls of each

Expert - Jeremy Halpern, Nutter McClennen & Fish and Nancy Saucier, UMass Lowell and Jeff Arnold, MassMed Angels

Upstart Roundtable with Ellen Rubin

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TCN UpStart Roundtables are monthly gatherings at the Venture Cafe that bring together Boston-area early-stage startups and seasoned entrepreneurs. This free series with The Capital Network, Venture Cafe, and Silicon Valley Bank is a great opportunity for you to ask burning questions about starting a company and meet other like-minded entrepreneurs in a casual cafe setting.

Featuring: Ellen Rubin, ClearSky Data

8 Mistakes Founders Make

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You have the next billion dollar idea. Now you have to transform your idea into a company.
Our friend Bob Bishop of Goodwin Procter can warn you about the Top Eight Mistakes founders make and how to avoid them before they happen.

Experts:
Bob Bishop - Goodwin Proctor

The XX Factor: The Exponential Female Effect for Startups

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The female factor is proving to show that companies with a woman in a leadership position are more likely to succeed. Whether as Founder, CEO, Board Director, or Investor, women can offer a unique perspective, vision, and management style that can put the company a few notches above the rest.

Join us as we discuss the impact women make on startups with a highly-impactful panel, followed by small-group breakout conversations led by successful investors from Golden Seeds, among other angel groups from the community, and entrepreneurs in the Boston startup ecosystem, that just happen to be female, and female supporters.

Apply for Angel Funding with an Investor’s Perspective

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Not all angel groups are created equal. Hear from the leaders of the top angel groups in Boston on where to begin when you are approaching angel groups. Learn what to expect when you approach angel groups and how to make your application and pitch stand out.

 Questions answered will include:
How do you approach angel groups?
What are the most important parts of the application?
What is the best way to prepare for your pitch to an angel group?
What about the JOBs act and the new solicitation rules, how does that change the landscape?
Experts:
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