UVANY Venture Forum, Rochester: What Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know about Venture Capital & Private Equity Investors
When: Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 5:00p.m-8:00p.m.
Where: ARTISAN Works, 565 Blossom Rd., Rochester, NY
What: A panel of CEOs from leading growth companies in the Rochester area will discuss: “What they don’t tell you about raising venture capital and private equity” including key considerations once you get the investment capital and how the capital helps fuel growth.
Who: Panelists include:
iCardiac, Mike Totterman
vNomics, David Chauncey
Arnold Magnetics, Tim Wilson
Biomaxx, Chris Modesti
Moderated by Will Hoy, Harter Secrest
Also hear introductory remarks by Richard Glaser on “The New Rochester” and One Minute Entrepreneur Pitches from companies including: 5D Innovations, City Whisk, TouchStream Solutions and others following the panel discussion.
We’re holding an informational session at the site of this year’s program for anyone interested in serving as a mentor or advisor to the teams. Rochester Brainery is in the Village Gate complex on Goodman Street near the Memorial Art Gallery. If you enter from the courtyard between Empada Brazilian Steak and Dark Horse Coffee, it’s just down the hall, hang a left and you’ll see it on the right.
The session runs from 3-5, includes refreshments, and will cover what’s involved, an overview of the process and an opportunity to meet others like yourselves.
And you’ll be done in plenty of time to enjoy your Valentine’s Day celebrations!
The Upstate Venture Association of New York (UVANY) is offering a free webinar, in conjunction with Microsoft, on scaling your venture with Azure. It’s this Thursday, February 13th from 1:30-2:30 or you can access it later on their site.
Last night at Roc Brewing we had a great time meeting applicant teams, mentors and others interested in what’s going on with the HTR LaunchPad 2014. I spoke with 7 teams preparing applications and know I didn’t get to everyone. Fortunately Matt and Mike were making the rounds too so I don’t think we missed anyone! And I learned about some pretty interesting concepts including several that have a strong start on their customer discovery process. This should be a really exciting program.
As the headline says, there are only three days left until the application deadline. This is a program that could literally change your life as an entrepreneur!