Scaling Up Business: Maximum Crowdfunding + What Angel Investors Look for in Startups #SUB1

Venue

WeWork

625 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

Cambridge, MA, US, 02139

21+. Join us to:




  • Meet and learn from experts in crowdfunding and angel investing




  • Learn how to raise millions from the general public and seed funding from angels




  • Network with attendees from the Boston-area startup/tech community




  • Enjoy dinner with beer & more




Scaling Up Business is an event series designed to help local businesses grow operations and sales, quickly and effectively, once they have product-market fit. Join founders, managers, executives and consultants to learn strategies, best practices and actionable tactics to drive profitable growth from accomplished experts in a variety of areas, including leadership, sales, marketing, engineering, human resources, finance, operations and law.


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About the Speakers:


Anthony Price, Founder of LootScout


Anthony Price, Founder of LootScout and author of Get the Loot and Run: Find Money for Your Business (details below).


Talk 1: “Maximum Crowdfunding: The Complete Guide to Raising Capital for Your Business”


Crowdfunding has arrived! Learn how to plan, implement & promote your crowdfunding campaign. See how one company raised over $2.6 million on three Kickstarter campaigns.  This interactive seminar is packed with real examples, know-how and more. Come learn:




  • The differences between rewards and investment crowdfunding.




  • How to develop your strategy to crowdfund.




  • How to build your team to implement a crowdfunding campaign.




  • How to promote your crowdfunding campaign to the world.




Anthony Price is an entrepreneur at the nexus of entrepreneurship, patient capital and community. He works with businesses across the U.S. Anthony led economic development activities for major cities in Connecticut. His lending experience includes, loan origination, underwriting, servicing, and the workout of nonperforming loans. Anthony developed a deep knowledge of capital, whether it be debt or equity from community development financial institutions (CDFI), small business investment companies (SBIC), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), business development companies (BDC), state, regional, municipal loan funds and equity. He knows how to put together deals for startups and established companies. Anthony has sourced capital from public and private capital sources, including angel investors. He led his own economic development consulting firm and founded LootScout. Anthony’s work has been featured on TV, radio, digital platforms, and business publications, including the Hartford Business Journal, Worcester Business Journal, Crain’s Connecticut, and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Follow at tweet: @LootScout


You can order Anthony’s amazing 418-page reference book for aspiring and early-stage startup founders, Get the Loot and Run: Find Money for Your Business. If ordering online, use Coupon “BNT17” to save 17% (in step 4 of checkout).


Barbara Clarke, Founding Member at Astia, Investment Committee at Portfolia and Founding Principal at The Impact Seat


Barbara Clarke, Founding Member at Astia, Investment Committee at Portfolia and Founding Principal at The Impact Seat


Talk 2: “Angel Funding: 7 Things Entrepreneurs I Invest in Know Already”


Startups that demonstrate that they know these facts are much more likely to be successful and invest-able!


Barbara Clarke is an angel investor with a personal portfolio of over 50 startups in the United Staes and Europe. She is a founding member of Astia Angels, an international angel group.  She serves on the investment committee for a variety of venture funds: Rising Tide Europe, Rising Tide US, Portfolia Enterprise Fund. She is a limited partner in numerous other funds such as LearnLaunch. Barbara’s portfolio consists of a broad range of high-growth technology companies across the US and in Europe. A substantial portion of her portfolio is in the life sciences industry. Barbara serves on the board of directors for Portfolia Inc, a fintech company disrupting venture capital. She also led the company’s recent $3mm Seed Round. Barbara serves on the board of directors of Founders First Capital Partners, a fintech company providing revenue-based financing to small to medium-sized companies. Barbara serves on the board of Cocomama, a fair-trade organic cocoa products manufacturer, which is a change of pace from all of her technology investments.All of the companies in Barbara’s personal portfolio had a woman on the founding team at the time of investment.  Barbara is co-founder and principal at The Impact Seat which works with companies to create more diversity and inclusion in their everyday work. She began her career at KPMG as an economist performing  intellectual property valuations for multinational companies.  She holds a Masters Degree in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University and a BA in Quantitative Economics from Tufts University. Follow at tweet: @BEClarke @AstiaGlobal @Portfolia1 @ImpactSeat


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Get the Loot and Run


Get the Loot and Run – Whether you’re a startup or a billion-dollar business, Get the Loot & Run will show you how to source capital while building an extraordinary business focused on solving problems for customers. Anthony Price distills wisdom from years of hard-earned experience on the front lines of advising companies. This book is your field manual to slay the capital dragon and free customers from mediocre businesses. The thought-provoking message is simple: Fix your business model and capital will flow. Order your copy today using Coupon “BNT17” to save 17% (in step 4 of checkout) or join this event and pick up an autographed hard copy for only $29!


Join now and find capital.


Finding capital to grow your business is almost impossible, leading to stacks of paperwork, wasted time, and rejection. Don’t get distracted. Let the experts at LootScout find the capital you deserve using the most powerful capital database on the planet, delivering results at internet speed. Join now and find capital.


Astia Angels is an international angel group investing in high-growth entrepreneurs


Astia Angels is an international angel group investing in high-growth entrepreneurs. Astia has invested in over 50 deals and has had four successful exits in only six years of investing.


Portfolia creates investment funds to back entrepreneurial companies we want to see in the world


Portfolia creates investment funds to back entrepreneurial companies we want to see in the world. Portfolia has had two successful exits in only four years of investing.


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Agenda:


6:00 – Networking over pizza, salad, beer, other beverages & more


6:30 – Welcome & Announcements


6:35 – Anthony Price: “Maximum Crowdfunding: The Complete Guide to Raising Capital for Your Business”


7:20 – Barbara Clarke: “Angel Funding: 7 Things Entrepreneurs I Invest in Know Already”


Directions & Parking:


WeWork is located at 625 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139 (Google map).


Public Transportation:


WeWork is right next to the MBTA Red Line Central Square Station.

Parking:


The Central Square Parking Lot at 438 Green St, Cambridge, MA 02139 offers $9 parking after 5 pm (Google map).


The Green St Garage at 260 Green St, Cambridge, MA 02139 offers parking for $2 per hour (Google Map).


Upon Arrival:


Knock on the door if we don’t see you right away. Show us your photo identification in the lobby and take an elevator to the 2nd floor. Give your full name at our check-in desk to pick up your name tag.