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The Revolution in Venture Funding

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For entrepreneurs with the right strategy, this is an exciting year to launch a new business with high growth potential. Our panel of experts will show you innovative ways of finding funding including crowd funding, private investment, Internet-based campaigns, and traditional venture capital. The social web is drastically changing the way young companies get noticed, monetized, and begin to grow, and we'll show you how to participate.
This webinar is custom-built for businesses innovators seeking funding outside of traditional sources and tech entrepreneurs looking to turn a product into a business. Our expert panelists will discuss these issues as well as take your questions in a one hour audio conference and Twitter chat. Discover:
   •    Online groups that build and support communities of entrepreneurs
   •    Mentors to help bring products to market
   •    Classic challenges that impede growth
   •    How social media networks can reduce financial needs for start-ups
   •    How to show strong customer traction in the clutter of new companies
   •    Your questions

For entrepreneurs with the right strategy, this is an exciting year to launch a new business with high growth potential. Our panel of experts will show you innovative ways to find funding, including crowd funding, private investment, Internet-based campaigns, and traditional venture capital. The social web is drastically changing the way young companies get noticed, monetized, and begin to grow, and we'll show you how to participate.

This webinar is custom-built for business innovators seeking funding outside of traditional sources and tech entrepreneurs looking to turn a product into a business.

Join us to learn about:

  • Online groups that build and support communities of entrepreneurs  
  • Mentors to help bring products to market  
  • Classic challenges that impede growth  
  • How social media networks can reduce financial needs for start-ups 
  • How to show strong customer traction in the clutter of new companies 

 

About the Panel:


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Ian Sigalow, Partner and Co-Founder of Greycroft LLC

Ian Sigalow is a Partner and Co-Founder of Greycroft LLC, an early stage venture capital fund focused on the digital economy. Prior to Greycroft he was the founder and CEO of StrongData, where he developed smart card technology to cut down on card-not-present fraud. Over the last few years at Greycroft, his investment focus has been on advertising technology and marketing software, with a small number of investments in eCommerce, consumer web, and mobile applications.  See investments he has made since 2006 on this page

 

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Jim Estill, Partner CanRock Ventures

Jim Estill is a technology entrepreneur. He started his technology distribution business from the trunk of his car while in his final year of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He grew that business to $350 million in sales before selling it to SYNNEX. Over the next 5 years, as CEO of SYNNEX Canada he grew sales from $800 million to $2 billion. He has been an investor, advisor and board member to many technology businesses including RIM where he was a founding board member and served for 13 years. He lives in New York and is a partner in CanRock Ventures,  an early stage venture fund.

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Tim Berry, President and Founder of Palo Alto Software
Tim Berry is president and founder of Palo Alto Software, founder of bplans.com, and a co-founder of Borland International. He taught starting a business at the University of Oregon from 1998 through 2009. He is author of books and software including Business Plan Pro, published by Palo Alto Software, and The Plan-As-You-Go Business Plan, published by Entrepreneur Press. He has a Stanford MBA degree and degrees with honors from the University of Oregon and the University of Notre Dame. His main blog in Planning Startups Stories; he also does Up and Running at Entrepreneur.com, and appears on several other blogs.

 

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Mike Edelhart, moderator

Mike Edelhart, the President of Tomorrow Project, LLC, the company that produces Pivot Conference and Social Week,  is an experienced media and Internet start-up executive. Most recently, Mike was Managing Director and founder of First30 Services, a launch accelerator for early stage companies. Previously, Mike has held CEO and executive management positions at a range of media organizations, including LiveDeal, Inc, DeepDyve, and Olive Software, as well as Inman News, Zinio Systems, and Third Age Media. As vice-president at SoftBank, Mike directed content for the Seybold, Interop and Comdex conferences and launched new businesses in online education, conferences and consulting. Prior to SoftBank, Mike spent thirteen years at Ziff Davis in a variety of executive and editorial positions. He has also worked as an Internet strategies consultant to Bloomberg, Reuters, AARP and other major media and Internet companies. Mike is on the Board of Directors of Good Health Media; He is an Advisor to Aggregate Knowledge, SmaSh Technology and Matter Networks. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from the University of Northern Colorado.