The Max Stenbeck Venture Equity program will help founders understand the different types of funding, fundraising best practices, and spell out the mechanics of receiving investment capital. Workshops and panels will be led by venture-backed entrepreneurs, investors, and startup lawyers. Both during and after the program, participants will have the opportunity to meet investors and other advisors through office hours and coaching.
When/where will it take place?
The program is held from approximately 4-6pm ET on Nov. 1, Nov. 8, Nov. 29, & Dec. 6. Participants (the CEO or founder in charge of fundraising for the venture) are expected to attend ALL sessions.
Schedule and topics (subject to change):
- Nov. 1 - Investor Landscape: From Accelerator programs offering money, Friends & Family, Angels, Venture Capital firms, and non-equity funding alternatives
- Nov. 8 - Fundraising Process: Investor fit, raise amount and terms, materials to create, putting a funnel together, soft-circling and closing
- Nov. 29 - Storytelling, Soft Skills & Biases: Storytelling frameworks, investor meeting expectations, investor updates, unconscious & conscious biases
- Dec. 6 - Investor Diligence Process: Closing a round, diligence, terms and data rooms
Participants are invited to participate in coaching sessions with members of NYU’s Innovation Venture Fund team, as well as office hours with external investors and VC-backed entrepreneurs to get feedback on their pitches and the investment process.
Who leads the workshops/lectures?
The workshops/panels are led by the NYU’s Innovation Venture Fund team, startup lawyers, VCs, and venture-backed founders. Last year, speakers included the founders of of Ephemeral Tattoo, MyWellbeing, HealthBoxed, Funnel Leasing, Statespace (Aimlab), Mighty, She Matters and GigFinesse, investors from 500 Startups, Techstars, 2048 Ventures, HearstLab, Alumni Ventures and Flat World Partners, and legal guidance from Brown Rudnick.