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TiE Panel: Founders' Funding Stories

TiE Pearl Incubator

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ISITE Design, 2030 NW Pettygrove St.
Portland, OR 97209, US (map)

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We often see headlines like these:

  • "Verizon Investments Leads Funding Round in MobileRQ"
  • "OpenSesame Lands $8M"
  • "OnTheGo Raises 700K Seed Funding from Foundry Group's AngelList Syndicate"
  • "AppThwack gets backing from In-Q-Tel"

If you are an entrepreneur pitching at pitch competitions and to groups of investors, an outcome like that can often seem like a pipe dream. You might think it's just a question of luck, or that you just have to have a lot of passion for your idea; but it takes the right combination of factors to make such deals happen.

The basic premise is obvious: investors want a return on their investment. But how do you get introduced to the right investor for your company? What is going to convince them that they will get a return on the investment? How do you negotiate the deal?

One great way to get answers to some of these questions is by hearing the stories of founders who have received funding in the last 6 months.

Join us for a panel discussion on closing a round of funding with the founders of the very same companies that featured in the headlines above! Don't miss this opportunity to learn from these entrepreneurs' experience and meet and ask them your questions!

Our panelists are

  • Tyler McKinley (CEO/Founder of MobileRQ,
  • Josh Blank (SVP/Founder of OpenSesame),
  • Ryan Fink (CEO/Founder of OnTheGo Platforms),
  • Trent Peterson (Co-Founder of AppThwack)

The discussion will be moderated by Monica Enand (Founder/CEO of Zapproved, TiE Charter Member).