Entrepreneur & Small Business Forum
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Is Your Startup Fundable?
Alan Brody, iBreakfast & iEvening
Alessandro Piol, AlphaPrime Ventures
Thomas Wisniewski, RosePaul Ventures
Survival in the startup world always comes down to the same question - will investors like your concept, product, or know-how enough to provide funding? Regrettably, most of the time you will encounter resistance - investors will put their money only in startups they strongly identify with. That said, you get more than one chance to pitch your firm, and there are thousands of angels and venture capital firms looking for good investments. The issue is not the availability of money - it is whether your startup fits the investment criteria and mindset of the funders you have contacted.
The event will focus on the following issues, among others:
- Elements of a successful launch, and how they set the table for a funding campaign.
- What are the most common investment criteria of angel and venture capital investors?
- Can you get funding without sales, without earnings, without patents, and without connections?
- The deciding factor - superior technology, superior execution, or superior management?
- Examples of firms that have received funding - and the reasons why.
- How to conduct an investor search when there are so many potential sources of capital?
- How long should an investor presentation be, and what should be in your slide deck?

Alan Brody is author of the new book "Are You Fundable," which is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs become more        knowledgeable about the funding process for startups. He is founder of the iBreakfast and iEvening series of pitch events.
As executive program director of TECHmarketing, he has created several media events including eTV World and Digital  TV/Internet Conference. He has appeared on the Charlie Rose Show, and spoken at many industry conferences.

Alessandro Piol is an angel and venture capital investor who currently runs two firms - AlphaPrime Ventures and Vedanta Capital. AlphaPrime is an early-stage fund focused on investing in big data and enterprise software;while Vedanta  emphasizes early growth companies in technology, life sciences, and business services. He recently co-authored the  book "Tech and the City: The Making of New York's Startup Community" about the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Thomas Wisniewski is an early-stage investor and advisor to startups, venture capital, and private equity companies. He co-manages RosePaul Investments and its proprietary fund RosePaul Ventures, which focuses on seed stage technology startups. RosePaul Investments is also a limited partner in other funds, including Greycroft Ventures. Tom is also a Board Member of New York Angels, and teaches entrepreneurship at General Assembly in New York City.

Thursday October 16, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 8:15 PM EDT
Check-in: 5:30 to 6:00
Presentations: 6:00 to 7:00
Group Q&A: 7:00 to 7:30
Networking: 7:30 to 8:15

Lee Hecht Harrison
230 Park Avenue
6th Floor (Suite 600)
Elevator Bank 3C-34
Helmsley Building@ 45/46th
New York, NY 10017

Entrepreneur Forum

Cost: There is a nominal fee of $20 to attend, payable at the door. Regrets but we are unable to accept credit cards.

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Directions: Entrances for 230 Park Avenue (Helmsley Building) are on 45th and 46th Streets.
Refreshments: Coffee, tea, and snacks will be served.

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