Upcoming Events

Raising Capital Seminar Series

Date & Time Wednesday, October 7 8:30am-11:30am
Location Online Webinar
Contact Mike Colwell, mcolwell@dsmpartnership.com

Raising Capital Seminar Series

Your great idea is coming to life. You own a startup company. You’re on the verge of big things. But there’s one problem: you need money in order to take your business to the next level — you need to raise capital. If this is you, you’ve come to the right place.

There isn’t just one right path to raising funds; it’s a challenge with many ways through it. Know your options. From capitalization tables to equity compensation and managing the investment close, learn more about the seminar and other resources to help you build your startup to be successful. Past attendees of this seminar have raised over $45M in capital.

The Fundraising Journey: Steps to Raise Capital

Wednesday, October 7 (8:30 – 11:30 a.m.) | Register Now

  • What Do You Need? Momentum, Materials and Meetings
  • Why Does It Take 6 to 9 Months?
  • What Makes A Company “Fundable”?
  • Where Do I Find Investors?

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The Pitch: Telling Your Story

Wednesday, October 7 (1 – 4:30 p.m.)  |  Register Now

  • If The Idea and Execution Are Lacking, No Pitch Will Get you Investors
  • What Are The Key Subject To Cover In My Pitch?
  • Why Do I Only Get 10 Minutes?
  • What Are The Investors Going To Ask Me And How Do I Answer?

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The Proforma: Building A Strong Financial Model

Wednesday, October 14 (8:30 – 11:30 a.m.)  |  Register Now

  • What Financial Documents Do You Need to Raise Capital?
  • What Are Investors Looking For?
  • What Are The Steps To Building A Financial Model?
  • Is There A Template? (YES)

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The Cap Table: Who Owns Your Company

Wednesday, October 21 (8:30 – 11:30 a.m.)  |  Register Now

  • What Is A Capitalization Table (Cap Table) And Why Do I Need It?
  • How Does The Cap Table Change As I Raise Money?
  • Why Does Everyone Talk About Dilution?

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The Term Sheet: The Details Matter

Wednesday, October 28 (8:30 a.m. – Noon)  |  Register Now

  • What Is A Term Sheet?
  • Can Someone Please Explain All This Terminology?
  • Bad Term Sheets Can Cost You Your Company
  • How Do I Navigate The Process Of Negotiating A Term Sheet?

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For more information about the Raising Capital Seminar Series, contact Mike Colwell, Executive Director of Entrepreneurial Initiatives at the Greater Des Moines Partnership.