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Join your peers to interact with successful entrepreneurs
during a full day of highly relevant, interactive classes on perfecting your fundraising pitch. Find answers to gnawing
questions, such as: obtaining funds to grow; preparing mentally and financially to be an entrepreneur; using debt/equity funding
properly; negotiating term sheets; making winning presentations; sourcing foreign direct investments and other areas of international
trade; developing an exit strategy; utilizing your resources; managing your accounting and reporting.
July 11, 2012
7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Jones Day Conference Center
51 Louisiana Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
Registration & Networking
Welcome & Opening Remarks
"How to Mentally
and Financially Prepare to be an Entrepreneur"
from someone else is a big responsibility. Is you or your company ready to do it? And do you understand what it means? Can
you afford the entrepreneurial path? This session will help entrepreneurs understand their eccentricity and the eccentricity
of the investors who invest in them. Specially, "The CEO Factor" is one in a series of 7 talks by Doug Humphrey,
which addresses the many roles or “managerial” jobs of the CEO. This particular lesson addresses the specific
challenges of dealing with really brilliant contributors. They are sometimes critical to the success of the company, often
they are founders. They have "the flame" that is vital to the company, but they can require special handling and
consideration in order to maximize their contribution, and the success of the company.
"Is an Investor What You Really Need? The Proper Use of Debt & Equity and the Value of Good Financials"
The potential for finding equity investment for your company is an extremely high hurdle. There
may be a much easier way to access capital and have just as desirable affect in terms of your company growth. This course
will explore the various types of "investments" that companies can obtain and how your financials, not you, determine
what makes most sense. It will also provide you with valuable insight on the affect of dilutive vs non-dilutive capital on
the growth of your venture and the amount of ownership you retain.
“Being Resourceful - Using
Your Board and Your Investors, Incubators, and All of Your Connections, Resources and Opportunities That Are At Your Doorstep”
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch and Networking
Lunch served on the Terrace
Session #4 "Winning Presentations"
There are different types of presentations for
different audiences. Knowing how to communicate your presentation effectively on all levels ranging from the verbal presentation
to the written presentation is vital.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION
are Offered a Term Sheet...Now What? Term Sheet Basics and the strategy & Tactics for investor follow-up"
Terms like pre-money valuation, warrants, vesting, drag-along rights, liquidation preference
and more can be mind-numbing. This course defines key terms often seen in a term sheet and outlines some of the common pitfalls
for entrepreneurs when negotiating a term sheet with angel investors. And, it will address the issue of choosing the
right investor and lawyer in the first place to do the right deal"
DOWNLOAD THE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION HERE
Session #6 Open Mic - Company Pitch Session
* Pitching your company at DolphinTank is FREE. However,
you must register to attend the Academy first to be eligible. Once you register for the Academy you will be provided with
details on where to submit your entry to pitch at DolphinTank and for future AVF Programming.
List of panelists who will be
available for comment on each of the presentations:
Ric Fleisher, Serial Entrepreneur
J.S. Gamble Blu Venture Investors
Valerie Gaydos, Capital Growth, Inc.
Letitia Green, Virginia Active Angels
Joshua Konowe, Uppidy
Doug Humphrey, Serial Entreprenuer/Joss Heavy Industries
Jason Shrensky, Dingman Center Angels
Jill Stelfox, Founder Institute
Rita Sallam, GartnerEntrepreneurship is not a spectator sport. In this interactive pitch-session you'll learn the art of the elevator
pitch and how to clearly articulate your idea or business opportunity to get results. By getting you on your feet and in front
of the room you'll get 360° constructive feedback on both elements - delivery style and clarity of content - to increase
your success in making a winning first impression that opens the door to new opportunities. Who will pitch? Entrepreneur Attendees
with businesses and bright ideas. Why? To use what you learned throughout the day and to get actionable insights
and friendly feedback they can use right away! What is the format? Each selected participant will deliver a two-minute elevator
pitch, followed by interactive feedback from the audience and expert panel.
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AVF Entrepreneurship Academy Registration Fee - $169 (reduce your fee by applying to the AVF under the Early Bird Application
- One ticket
to the July 11 Entrepreneurship Academy in Washington DC.
- Includes continental
breakfast, lunch and cocktail reception on July 11
if registered by June 30
Non Sponsor Service Providers: $
Bird Entrepreneur Application PLUS AVF Academy Registration Fee $150
- Apply before July 10 and attend the Entreprenuership Academy on July
11 for FREE
- Covers basic application fee to submit your business proposal for review by Angel Forum members
- Includes continental breakfast, lunch and cocktail reception
on July 11
basic application fee to AVF (Entrepreneur may start the application process at any time but must be completed by August 1).
- Entitles applicant submission to be reviewed by the AVF
FORUM of active angel investors.
a chance for the applicant, if selected by AVF as a semi-finalist, to make a live presentationfor Freebefore
the AVF investors on September 26.
- Includes lunch on September 26, if selected as a semi-finalist.
- Admission, if selected as a finalist by AVF, to enter
the AVF Entreprneurship Graduate Program* to be groomed for AVF on October 30
- Free Admission to the Entrepreneurship Academy on July
11 - if application started by July 11
- NOTE: In order to qualify for the Early Bird application rate, you must start your
application prior to check-in on July 11. Any registrants without an application will be required to pay the standard AVF
Academy rate of $169.
* Under application options, if your submitted company is selected by AVF investors, applicant agrees
to make a live presentation before AVF investors on September 26 at no additional charge. Furthermore, by applying, you agree
that if your company is accepted into the AVF program as a result of a favorable view of your live presentation, you agree
to enroll in the AVF Entrepreneurship Graduate Program for an additional cost of $1,500. Please see website for details.
Also, please note that you will receive direct feedback on your application only if you get selected as a semi-finalist
or finalist or by request.
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