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Engineering & Technology Management Seminar: Finding the Money
Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 12:00pm to Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 1:00pm

The Department of Engineering and Technology Management (ETM) at PSU's Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science presents as part of the ETM Graduate Seminar Series, Finding the Money.


Title: "Finding the Money"

Speaker: Bill Newman, Managing Director, Northwest Technology Ventures; and Steve Morris, Managing Director, OregonStartups.com.

Date: May 4, 2006

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Room 103, Engineering Building, Northwest Center for Engineering, Science and Technology, 1930 SW Fourth Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97201 (map)

This series is free and open to the public. For further information, contact Professor Charles Weber, (503) 725-8133 or charles.weber@etm.pdx.edu.

Abstract
A venture capitalist and an entrepreneur walk through the funding process, from bootstrap through angel and venture capital funding.

You will learn when "bootstrapping" is the right approach and about angel and venture-capitalists expectations, including:

  • Characteristics of angel investors.
  • When is angel investing a fit for your funding needs?
  • How the angel funding process works.
  • Angel organizations.
  • What exactly is a venture capital fund?
  • What do VCs look for in a deal.
  • How the venture capital fund raising process works.
  • Managing venture capital fund raising as a sales process.
  • The due diligence process.
  • What happens after you get the money?

Who Should Attend
Students, entrepreneurs, and those thinking about becoming entrepreneurs who want to gain insight about the angel and venture capital funding process.