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Education, Resources and a Community for Entrepreneurs Seeking Funding
Education, Resources and a Community for Entrepreneurs Seeking Funding

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It's TOMORROW!
Your chance to speak to top Mentors, Angel and VC Members in Boston AND learn the A to Z of early stage fundraising!

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Navigating the legal and logistical setup of your company can be a real headache and can also be expensive.

We understand that building a business can be daunting. It’s important to make sure you have everything set up from the beginning, and you want to have good working legal documents BUT there are ways you can gain information, get things up and running, and navigate the process without spending a ton of money up front.

Founders Workbench is a resource to help ease the process with legal documents, resources, and more.

Join us for an in-depth look at how you can use this resource to get your company up and running, and operating smoothly.

Expert: Ian Engstrand, Goodwin Procter

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The Boston startup ecosystem is a vast expansion of events, resources, people, and networking. Where to start?

To build a successful company, you have to get away from your desk and out into the community. We're here to help you wade through the noise to determine where to start, how to put yourself out there and find out where the best resources are in the Greater Boston area.

Expert:
Trish Fontanilla - Startup Institute

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There are many routes to funding your life science startup. One way to get to the next step in the early stages is through strategic investments with industry partners. In this online interactive Google hangout, we will look at how a strategic investment differs from regular financial investments such as angels or VCs, and how this can both negatively and positively impact your company. It will also discuss who potential strategics are, their motivation, as well as the recent trends in strategic investment.

If you are looking for alternative routes to funding, this is the hangout for you!

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Entrepreneurs love it, investors claim to hate it, but it's still being used. Why?  We’ll tell you, in this interactive Google hangout.

Hear from the expert on the pros and cons of convertible debt.

Expert: Bob Bishop, Founders Workbench (Goodwin Procter)

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Once you’ve found your investors, it’s time to get down to business. Don’t get lost in the jargon! Learn the basic terms of a term sheet and show up to your meeting prepared. In this interactive Google hangout, we’ll discuss the common terms, vocabulary, and structure of term sheets. We’ll also give you a look at the most common terms found in the Boston funding ecosystem, and which ones are most likely to be negotiated. Come ready with your questions!

Expert:

Bob Bishop – Founders Workbench & Goodwin Procter

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Once you’ve found your investors, it’s time to get down to business. Don’t get lost in the jargon! Learn the basic terms of a term sheet and show up to your meeting prepared. In this interactive Google hangout, we’ll discuss the common terms, vocabulary, and structure of term sheets. We’ll also give you a look at the most common terms found in the Boston funding ecosystem, and which ones are most likely to be negotiated. Come ready with your questions!

Expert:

Bob Bishop – Founders Workbench & Goodwin Procter

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This program will talk about how to pitch a technology innovation to state and local gov'ts and how to make the case from their perspective. 

SPEAKER UPDATE:
Bill Oates, CIO, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Chris Osgood, New Urban Mechanic, City of Boston
Nigel Jacob, New Urban Mechanic, City of Boston
Jeremy Halpern, MassVentures BoD, Nutter McClennen and Fish

On August 21, 2014, MassIT announced a first of its kind MassIT Government Innovation Competition, with a $50,000 prize for the winning project. This Hangout is an effort to support competition applicants and govtech innovators alike- all are welcome! (Deadline for the competition is Sept 2, 2014 at 4pm!)

 MassIT has partnered with MassChallenge, a start-up accelerator that supports high-impact, early-stage entrepreneurs, on this initiative.

 
The application deadline is September 2, 2014 at 4:00pm ET.

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Your Board is one of the most valuable parts of your company. They help you steer, make decisions, and could get you that first investment. Or they can push you off a cliff, vote incorrectly, and cost you your company. We will help you get to Plan A.
The revered Professor Les Charm will talk you through how to know who to put on (and keep off) of your Boards, and much more.
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Les Charm, Babson University

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Your Board is one of the most valuable parts of your company. They help you steer, make decisions, and could get you that first investment. Or they can push you off a cliff, vote incorrectly, and cost you your company. We will help you get to Plan A.
The revered Professor Les Charm will talk you through how to know who to put on (and keep off) of your Boards, and much more.
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Les Charm, Babson University

Come online at 11:45. Program will start around 12noon.

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