The pressures of running a business while looking for funding causes many founders to underestimate the importance of creating a clear fundraising strategy. You don’t want to waste your (and the investor’s) time raising money without a clear timeline and plan. In this workshop, experienced investors and entrepreneurs will guide you on how to best, prepare, plan and execute a strategy, even before you sit down for your first investor coffee meeting.
Created in partnership with WeBos (Women Entrepreneurship Week Boston), this workshop is will also address the specifics of what it means to raise a seed round as a female founder in Boston and provide practical tips and interactive exercises so you can start applying these to the specifics of your company.
Key questions answered will include:
What does raising a seed round mean and is my company ready?
How can I best prepare for a seed raise?
How can I best align running my company and running a fundraising round?
What’s the process and timeline of raising seed round with angels?
How do I find and understand who the right investors are for my company?
What should I, as a female founder know about raising a seed round in Boston?
Lunch is provided.
Please note that we are keeping the workshop purposely small to give entrepreneurs the chance to interact with the speakers and get the answers to their questions. Registration doesn’t guarantee you a spot. Please register on Eventbrite by October 4th. We’ll review your information and inform you by October 8th via email as to whether you have been chosen to participate.
Companies that are chosen should plan to attend the Fundraising Strategy event on October 11th from 11am to 2pm. If you can no longer make it, please cancel your tickets so that we can give it to other entrepenruers.
Please note that this is a women-only event. We use an inclusive definition of “woman” and “female” and welcome trans women and any others who identify as a woman in a way that is significant to them.
Founder, General Partner Mendoza Ventures
Senofer Mendoza is a founder and General Partner of Mendoza Ventures, a Boston based pre-seed Fintech, AI, and Cybersecurity venture capital firm. After having a career in enterprise sales and hospitality design, she began Mendoza Ventures to address the growing funding gap in the pre-seed investment stage. The firm was launched in January of 2016 and proved out the investment thesis with a series of investments. Senofer is a published author, innovator, and thought leader in the technology, startup, and VC space with a passion for equity and diversity.
Lead Advisor at Huntington Angels, CEO & Co-Founder at Phoenix Tailings
Nick Myers is the Lead Advisor at Huntington Angels, a strategic angel investment group focused on connecting top investment ready and vetted ventures with venture capital firms and strategic angel investors. Nick is the CEO & co-founded at Phoenix Tailings, a company that uses recycling technology to take this waste, break it down to simple commoditiesand sell those components as raw materials. Prior to Phoenix Tailings, he was at Meenta as the Director of Finance & Partnerships to help the awesome founders develop a financially sustainable organization and build connections with strategic partners.
Head of Customer Success at Shoobx
Lynne Zagami is the Head of Customer Success at Shoobx, a software platform that startups use to manage corporate legal activity. She leads the Shoobx client service team and manages the company’s business development efforts. Prior to joining Shoobx, she created the role of Director of Client Engagement at Gesmer Updegrove, overseeing the firm’s marketing, business development and client service efforts. Lynne has served as Director of Community Engagement at SheStarts, an organization supporting women startup founders, and a coach for the Babson WIN Lab, an accelerator for women-run companies.