Funding Roadmap Part 1: Startup Capital

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017
8:00 am – 1:30 pm

Location: Syracuse Technology Garden

Agenda

8:00 AM Registration, Sign-in, Refreshment, Networking, Visit Display Tables

8:30 AM Welcome by Rick Clonan, VP of Innovation & Entrepreneurship with CenterState CEO

8:45 a.m. Building Your Case: “Black Box of Financing” | Lee DeAmicis, Regional Manager, Business Banking, M&T Bank

You’ve built your plan, done customer discovery, and developed your product or service. Now you are launching or ready to scale and looking for funding. What’s right the source of capital for your business? Where do you find it? What are the essentials you need to have in place to approach a funder? What’s the capital continuum, from ideation to acceleration, and what kinds of funding are best matched for each stage?

 

9:20 AM How I Did It: A Case Study | A perspective from company that has gone from concept to launch to growth, through various phases of funding

  • Good Nature Brewery, Carrie Blackmore
  • Life of Reilley, Ben Reilley
  • Plowz and Mowz, Wills Mahoney
  • Rapid Cure Technologies, Tim Shaughnessy
  • Sweet Praxis, Natalie Evans and Jennifer Walls
  • Moderator: Amy Wyant, Syracuse CoWorks & Tech Geekery 

     

10:45 AM Funding Options: A Panel of Founders and Funders

  • Bootstrapping and Crowdfunding (Erin Miller, Out There Productions)
  • Loan Guarantee Programs (Grace Connor, Small Business Administration)
  • Online Funding Source (Paul S. Kaiser, NYBDC and Excelsior Growth Fund)
  • Specialized Programs: tax credits, state programs, etc. (Bob Herz, InSourcing and Joanne Lenweaver, WISE)
  • Moderator: Kathryn Cartini, UVC & Peacock Media 

 

10:45 AM Funding Options: A Panel of Founders & Funders

12:00 PM Lunch + Q&A: Finding Help: Overview of the Regional Innovation Ecosystem | Terry Brown, Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship, SU 

; A perspective from company that has gone from concept to launch to growth, through various phases of funding

  • Good Nature Brewery, Carrie Blackmore
  • Life of Reilley, Ben Reilley
  • Plowz and Mowz, Wills Mahoney
  • Rapid Cure Technologies, Tim Shaughnessy
  • Sweet Praxis, Natalie Evans and Jennifer Walls

Moderator: Amy Wyant, Syracuse CoWorks & Tech Geekery 

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