How do you find co-founders? How do you recruit a core team? You guessed it – by networking. That includes trade groups like ENET but also your own personal network. There are also groups that provide matching making for co-founders. But you do want to be careful. Joining with a co-founder is like going into a marriage. You could spend years and go through much of your money, and you need to both trust and respect your co-founder to share that with you. So, it’s best not to just jump in bed but rather get to know your co-founder for months before or perhaps have prior work experience.
Come listen to our panel of founders and executives talk about their experiences negotiating a term sheet with investors and/or strategic partners and how they established a valuation for their company. Learn about what terms impact founders’ managerial control of investments and operating decisions. What value does your company contribute to a potential investor’s portfolio? These and other exciting questions will be addressed by our speakers using real examples. For your individual concerns, a networking session will precede the meeting and a question and answer session will follow the panelists’ presentations.
We all know those iconic brands: Nike, PayPal, and Twitter, or startups rapidly achieving iconic status. How do you get there? How do you create a passionate fan base, not just steady customers? It's all about marketing to make them love your brand. Join startup founders who are building brands that are about the total user experience, and learn how it's this total experience--not a big advertising budget--that truly drives traction.
Trying to build a start-up company? Trying to get a product or service to market? Trying to recruit key players? Trying to raise capital? If you face these questions in your early stage company, and run into roadblocks and unforeseen obstacles, you may wish there was someone on your side, who’s “been there, done that”, to offer useful advice. It can get lonely at the top, and a Board can offer a key supportive resource.