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Live Webinar

The Art of Engaging Venture Investors

Date: Friday, May 13, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Registration for this event is currently closed
Fundraising for your company via Angel or Venture Capital Investors can be one of the most challenging endeavors for startup founders and early-stage companies.The difference between a good investor pitch and great investor pitch routinely will make or break a company.

This webinar will walk you through the preparation process, the necessary information to be covered, and help you understand the mindset of the investor, so you can specifically target their interests and avoid common pitfalls.
After attending this event you will be able to:
Discover how to create the key documents and presentation materials required for effective angel/venture fundraising
Recognize how to utilize your network to engage potential investors
Identify a framework for presenting your company to investors that will maximize interest and potential for investment

Speakers

Bruce Schechter, Principal, The Schechter Company, LLC
Bruce Schechter
Principal, The Schechter Company, LLC
Bruce Schechter is an active advisor, board member or investor in several technology startups including Life360 and Proformative. Bruce began his career at Intel Corporation in 1980 and there he served a 17 year tenure in a variety of roles including Fab Process Engineering, Microprocessor Product Management, the Corporate Strategy Group, and Director of Online Marketing in the Corporate Marketing Group. Bruce was on the founding team of Pandesic LLC, a pioneer eCommerce application service provider, where he served as Director of Operations Management and then Director of Strategic Alliances. Bruce is active in non-profit work, including his role as founder and President of the Intel Alumni Network. He received his BS in Physics and Math from Purdue University and an MS in Computer Science from Stanford University.
Moderated by: John Kogan, CEO, Proformative
Moderated by: John Kogan
CEO, Proformative
John has been CFO at four technology companies, a finance executive at Cardinal Health, and in multiple roles at AlliedSignal and Cisco Systems. John has raised over $100M in equity capital and debt and has played central roles in numerous buy and sell-side transactions for both public and private companies. As COO at two companies, John also ran Engineering, Manufacturing and Customer Service operations. He has also founded, invested in and been a board member or advisor of a number of companies. John has a B.A. in Economics from Connecticut College and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Sponsor

Event Sponsor Proformative
Proformative - Proformative transforms professional development for the office of the CFO through a centralized platform of collaborative learning tools, continuing professional education credits, and hundreds of courses in a range of critical categories, including technical finance, treasury, accounting, compliance, risk management, leadership, career development, technology and more.

All Proformative courses, resources and tools are accessible on-demand via smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC. Each course, taught by top industry practitioners with decades of experience, is subject to peer-based reviews and ratings to ensure the highest quality curriculum possible. Whether for you or your team, Proformative's highly focused functional training and tools help you address important skills gaps, deepen your knowledge, broaden capabilities and increase your productivity.

Continuing Education Information

Certified Public Accountant

  • Continuing Education Credit
    1 CPE Credit
  • Field of Study
    Specialized Knowledge
  • CPE Delivery Method
    Group-Internet
  • Program Location
    Online
  • Program Level
    Basic
  • Prerequisites
    No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
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Continuing Professional Development

  • Continuing Education Credit
    1 Hour
  • Field of Study
    Specialized Knowledge
  • CPE Delivery Method
    Group-Internet
  • Program Location
    Online
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Certified Management Accountant

  • Continuing Education Credit
    1 CE Credit
  • Field of Study
    Specialized Knowledge
  • CE Delivery Method
    Group-Internet
  • Program Location
    Online
  • Program Level
    Basic
  • Prerequisites
    No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
More information about CE Credits