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Boise Pitch Night @ Trailhead on January 31

Trailhead Boise 500 South 8th Street, Boise, ID

Listen to a keynote, and four back-to-back pitches followed by a Q&A session then enjoy networking & happy hour. Investors, funders, local startups, and trailhead members will hear pitches from three local/regional startups actively fundraising. Each individual will present a 7-minute pitch with 2-3 minutes of Q&A followed by a networking/social hour.

Free

VCO 101: Closing your deal, finding investors, & aligning incentives

Trailhead Boise 500 South 8th Street, Boise, ID

This seminar will cover what are angel investors, venture capitalists, and family office investors. Sub-topics will include:

How do I find an investor that is right for me?
How do I know if I am approaching the right investors at the appropriate stage?
What type of advisor should I look for so I don’t get ripped off
How do I do due diligence on my investor

VCO 101: Breaking down term sheets

Trailhead Boise 500 South 8th Street, Boise, ID

This seminar will cover what are angel investors, venture capitalists, and family office investors. Sub-topics will include

What is a convertible note, SAFE Agreement, and priced round? How do they work and how are they different?
How is valuation calculated? What is the difference between premoney and postmoney valuation?
What is dilution? Why is it important? How do I calculate it?

VCO 101: Investor jargon: common terms and definitions

Trailhead Boise 500 South 8th Street, Boise, ID

VC 101: this seminar series covers the basics behind why, what, how, and other considerations when raising investment capital.
This seminar will cover what angel investors, venture capitalists, and family office investors are.
Sub-topics will include

What is a term sheet?
What is a cap table?
What is valuation and how is it calculated?
What is due diligence and how does it work?
What is the difference between a priced round and non-priced round?
What are common investor deal terms and how do they work (e.g. preferred equity, liquidation preferences, discounted valuation)?

$15 – $30

VCO 101: Investor jargon: common terms and definitions

Trailhead Boise 500 South 8th Street, Boise, ID

This seminar will cover what are angel investors, venture capitalists, and family office investors. Sub-topics will include

What is a term sheet?
What is a cap table?
What is valuation and how is it calculated?
What is due diligence and how does it work?
What is the difference between a priced round and non-priced round?
What are common investor deal terms and how do they work (e.g. preferred equity, liquidation preferences, discounted valuation)?

VCO 101 Boise Trailhead: What are angel investors and venture capital?

Trailhead Boise 500 South 8th Street, Boise, ID

This seminar will cover what are angel investors, venture capitalists, and family office investors. Sub-topics will include

How they are different and how they are alike
How they get paid back or are incentivized
Where the investment capital comes from
What types of companies they invest in
Stages of investment capital
Is it right for your company

How to Raise Money: Building Your Capital Strategy

Trailhead Boise 500 South 8th Street, Boise, ID

This panel will cover which deals have been funded over the last 12 months in Idaho, who is funding those deals, and how those deals have been structured. The panel includes experts who have experience and knowledge on building, funding, and scaling startups. The panel will also dig into alternate sources of financing that may not require you to give up as much equity.

$30