Rise, shine and get your startup on, early founders. It’s Day One of TC Early Stage 2021: Marketing and Fundraising ! Get ready to be schooled — in the best way possible — on essential skills, tips and tactics every founder needs to develop a successful startup. And, such as the sign says, the emphasis this time around is on marketing and raising funds — with plenty of experienced speakers to guide you.
Pro (crastination) Tip: It’s perhaps not too late to attend. Buy a ticket at the virtual door.
We’re about to highlight a few of the info-packed presentations on tap today — just to wet your whistle. But first, here’s how Ashley Barrington, founder of MarketPearl, described Early Stage 2020.
They offered a great variety of sessions and speakers — top investors, founders and credible subject-matter experts — who gave unique insights predicated on personal experience. You get great mentorship through attending the first Stage sessions. It’s such as a mini masterclass in entrepreneurship.
Be sure to check the function agenda to scope out what interests you the most. Remember, your pass includes video on demand. If you need to get a little work done or discover that two sessions you want to attend conflict, relax. You can catch everything you missed later at your leisure.
Nailing Your Pitch: Companies aren’t started at the moment of fund raising begins but they could end there. Nailing your pitch is integral to success. Hear from Adina Tecklu, principal at Khosla Ventures, on how to tell your story and leave investors wanting more.
How to Capitalize on Being Coached: Ted Wang, partner at Cowboy Ventures, comes from the legal world where that he was a partner at Fenwick. In short, he’s seen his fair share of startup success and failure. At Early Stage, Wang will explain the value of coaching for startup founders, like the different types of coaches one might utilize, how to choose between them, and how to get the most out of a good coach.
What’s Your Story? You could have a compelling product, but it’s a compelling story that puts your company in to motion. In this session, Doug Landis, former Chief Storyteller and GTM leader from Box, Salesforce and Google, will share the core storytelling mechanics to help you nail your origin, product and customer stories that may get your company in motion.
Deep Tech — How to Raise Early in a Notoriously Tough Category : The maximum evolutions in our history have not come from small technological steps, but giant leaps. Frontier tech is the future, but it’s not particularly accessible to average folks. Hear from IndieBio partner Pae Wu and HAX partner Garrett Winther on how to fundraise for your deep tech startup.
School has become in session! It’s perhaps not too late to get access to the networking, the community and learning more about the most useful ways to drive your business forward. Get your ticket for immediate access now !