Finding the first dollars for your business and accelerating your growth can be frightening and tough. How do you bridge the valley of death? Should you ask your family and friends? How early do you want to get investors on board? Who are the right investors?
This Startup Grind event will be a special debate on raising capital. The investors Jay Rhind (Vancouver Funder Fund) and Peter-Paul Van Hoeken (FrontFundr) will discuss their views on various funding models, the Vancouver investment scene, qualities they look for in an entrepreneur, and how to successfully raise your first capital for sustained growth.
Vancouver Founder Fund ("VFF") was built by founders, for founders. They've been on the other side of the table through their various entrepreneurial ventures and appreciate the importance of funder and founder alignment. They look to invest in Seed-stage companies where they can add value in addition to a capital injection. FrontFundr uses a crowd funding-like model and provides a platform for small and large investors to invest in back-checked companies. Entrepreneurs profit from a large pool of investors and can raise capital quickly using FrontFundr's platform.
Join us if you want to learn more about the capital raising opportunities you have, especially right here in Vancouver! Build new relationships with founders and funders, and listen to their experiences! This event is for everyone who actively seeks investors or just wants to better understand how to fund raise like a pro.
As a special guest we will have Chin Hing Chang, Head of Growth at Spring! He will give a short overview of the opportunities at Spring. Spring is a startup school for entrepreneurs who want to build a better business. Unlike traditional resources, Spring provides action-oriented training and exceptional support that's backed by a global community.