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OTBC: How to Get Investor Ready

OTBC [Old location, do not use!]

This venue is no longer open for business.

12725 Sw Millikan Way, Suite 101
Beaverton, OR 97005, US (map)



If you plan to raise money in the coming year, come to this all-day workshop to learn what it takes to be investor ready. (And yes, it is quite possible for Oregon startups to raise money - but it takes the right preparation!)

Our presenters will include Steve Morris, Executive Director of OTBC, and Dennis Powers, Chair of OEN's Portland Angel Network. Dennis and Steve have helped a number of Portland-area startups close investment funding. And to give you an extra advantage, you'll meet a number of local investors.

We'll review the preparation required to get serious attention from investors, and significantly increase your odds of obtaining investor funding. At the end of the day, you will understand how to:

Verify that your business concept can provide a sufficient return for angel or venture capital investors

Validate your market - be sure you're building something people want

Validate your pricing - if you build it, will they pay for it?

Develop financial projections

Protect your intellectual property

Reduce the market, technology, finance and team risk to present a strong investment opportunity

Develop a concise, compelling elevator pitch

Late in the afternoon, we'll be joined by several angel and venture capital investors. We'll break up into small groups so everyone has a chance to get feedback from investors on their business concept, ask questions -- and hear the feedback other entrepreneurs receive too.

And thanks to sponsor Credit Suisse, we'll wrap up with a reception where you'll have more chances to mingle with Portland area investors.

Increase your odds of getting funded. Join us on June 2 to learn how to get investor ready.