Louisiana SBDC Offering Angel and Early Seed Financing Seminar This Thursday

Louisiana Small Business Development Center is offering a seminar called, “Angel and Early Seed Financing: Seed Investing for Entrepreneurs,” this Thursday, June 28 from 8 am to 5 pm at the UNO Jefferson Center. The event is co-sponsored along with MEPOL (Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Louisiana) and is funded by the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership.

The one-day training and networking event is designed to teach entrepreneurs how to think like angel investors. According to the Louisiana SBDC website, “this seminar is geared for the leaders of business ventures who are seeking their first outside equity investment and whose business enterprise shows the promise for rapid and accelerated revenue growth.” The seminar provides young companies with an inside look at how seed investors think, make decisions, and work together.

“This seminar provides the early stage entrepreneur with the tools and methods to learn how to think like an angel investor,” said Carmen Sunda, the center’s director. “When the time comes for entrepreneurs to approach or make a presentation to an investment forum, angel organization or investment pitch competition, they will be better equipped to speak the same language as their potential investors.”

Below are the topics that will be covered in Thursday’s seminar:

  • Angel Networks — their impact and potential
  • Seed Investing — the complete process
  • Due Diligence — effective, proven methods
  • Investment Appetite — finding what’s right for you
  • Valuing the Enterprise & Pricing the Deal — essential techniques
  • The Term Sheet — structuring the deal for success
  • Negotiating the Deal — do’s and don’ts; win-win strategies
  • Closing, Mentoring and Cashing Out — coaching the team to success

More info and registration is available now. The event is first come, first serve, so hurry up!