Tuesday, July 2, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
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American University 
3501 Nebraska Avenue NW
Don Myers Technology and Innovation Building, 221
Washington, DC 20016

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Cathy Mattax 
SCORE Washington DC 

C0001 Financing Your Small Business - 7/2/19 

Recently there have been a number of new developments in the world of financing.  Methods such as crowdfunding and Peer-to-Peer lending offer potential ways to help small business and start-ups. At the same time new regulations and a slower economy have complicated the use of more traditional financing tools such as bank loans and factoring. This financial bootcamp will offer an overview of the advantages and disadvantages of the various forms of financing. It will also offer advice on how to minimize the financial and emotional cost of the various application processes



Krista Tuomi is a professor in the International Economic Policy program at the School of International Service, American University. She has worked for many years as a policy analyst in the areas of innovation and investment and recently her focus has been on best practice in the start-up investment climate, particularly on policy related to angel investing, crowdfunding and seed financing.  Her passion for the field of innovation and entrepreneurship extends into her pro-bono work which includes working with SCORE, Boots to Business, the Veteran Small Business Challenge Competition, Syracuse's Institute for Veterans and Military Families, and the Angel Capital Association.