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Wednesday, June 27 • 11:30am - 1:30pm
Funding for Early Stage Startups LIMITED SEATING

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Finding capital to launch a business can be a challenge and entrepreneurs can easily get discouraged. This session will present the landscape of options available to fund new startups, how and when to seek funding, and what kind is best for you. Learn all the tips you want to know from the experts who will address:
  • Bootstrapping:  Starting a new business on a limited budget without investor involvement including pre-orders from customers, negotiating terms with suppliers/distributors and family and friends. Special focus on crowdfunding.    
  • Equity Investing:  Bringing in investors in exchange of equity (ownership percentage in the business). Focus on investors’ expectations and how to determine if you ready to pitch to investors.
  • Debt Financing:  Borrowing funds at a cost (interest plus fees). Focus on how debt lenders work and how to determine if you are prepared to take on debt financing.
This is a workshop that will help you get started on the documentation and other material needed to organize and justify a funding request for early stage startups.

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Rachel Eva

Founder // Director of Business Services, Standard Spoon Barware // San Diego Workforce Partnership
Rachel Eva Merfalen is an entrepreneur and business owner, and drives regional talent and workforce initiatives in her role as Director of Business Services at the San Diego Workforce Partnership.She is a co-founder of Standard Spoon Barware, which re-visions home hospitality through... Read More →
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Carlos Heredia

Attorney, California Counsel Group, Inc.
Experienced Startup Finance Attorney (Stanford JD/MBA)
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Isaac Ramirez

Isaac Ramirez works for Accion, a non-profit micro lender providing business loans up to $75,000 and other support services.  Prior to joining Accion, Isaac worked in the banking industry from over 18 years with multiple traditional banks and financial institutions.  He joined Accion... Read More →

Wednesday June 27, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm PDT
Golden Hall - Breakout A
  TRACK 1: Idea