Process & Mentors
1. Entrepreneur Educational Sessions. Each company and their management team will have the opportunity to attend the annual Entrepreneurial
Education Sessions which cover critical aspects of business growth and capitalization. Sessions cover the following topics:
Funding, Term Sheets & Cap Tables, Financials, Intellectual Property Protection, Leadership, and Valuation and Price.
2. One-on-One Diagnostic Review. Each AVF Showcase finalist will have access to receive coaching on their presentation
and marketing strategy that may be used directly in their slide deck. Companies are also free to use this information with
other prospective investors outside of the AVF. The main goal of AVF assistance is to ensure that of each finalist presentations
are in an easily understood format for attending investors.
Pitch Diagnostic with Cheree
Warwick: As part of the value
presented by the Angel Venture Forum, selected finalists are eligible for one free hour of presentation coaching. This
will entail a practice session with an experienced coach and author of "Creating Business Plans that Actually Get Financed." Companies will schedule a time to meet with Cheree and given an opportunity to present, after which each company will
work together to strengthen their presentation. Advice will be given on both the content of the presentation as well
as how it is presented—both the order of and formatting of the PowerPoint® as well as personal presentation style.
A proven method for presenting your company’s material will be shared during this important session. All finalists will
receive a complimentary copy of her book. Please contact Cheree Warrick (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Participation at Demo Days. Each finalist
is invited to attend presentations before investors and is encouraged to invite current and prospective investors.
4. Application Fee. Yes, we charge $100 per application. Why?
Becuase we do. For a chance to be
considered, please submit to AVF an application. Upon receipt of the application, AVF will send you a link to the registration
and payment page in Eventbrite. AVF is grateful to our sponsors for their generous support to help underwrite this program and
to keep costs low for both entrepreneurs and investors. This is just the cost of doing business.