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Investor Guidance on Business Presentations

  • 03 Apr 2012
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Emerging Enterprise Center at Foley Hoag, 1000 Winter St. Suite 4000, Waltham, MA.

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Meeting Presentations:

Joe Caruso, angel investor and coach for CEOs, Presentation

Jean Hammond, angel investor and start-up coach, Presentation

The business plan presentation is your primary vehicle for conveying an organized thought process to investors about your business, team, and pathway to success.  Entrepreneurs need well-conceived business plan presentations and executive summaries to raise capital and grow their businesses.  Our panel consists of three successful investors (angels & venture capitalists).  They will provide advice on how to put a business plan presentation together, tell you what works and doesn’t work in today’s investment climate, network with you, and answer your questions.

Panel:

Joe Caruso, angel investor and coach for CEOs (www.BantamGroup.com )

Joe is a member of Common Angels and eCoast Angels and formerly was a member of Walnut Ventures and Managing Partner of Brookwood Partners – all angel investments groups for early stage companies.  He has served as mentor, coach, and personal advisor for CEO’s and entrepreneurs for over 20 years.  He was CEO at Cyberg Corporation and has served as interim CEO for companies in need of strategic change.  He has an MBA degree from Harvard University.

 

Jean Hammond, angel investor and start-up coach

Jean is an active angel investor focusing on early stage high tech start-ups. She was a founder of the Boston branch of Golden Seeds (focused on investing in women-managed businesses) and is a member of Launchpad Venture Group and Hub Angels.  She also is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry, having co-founded and managed Quarry Technologies and AXON Networks.  She is currently on the board of TheCapitalNetwork.org and a part-time Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the MIT Entrepreneurship Center, and coaches start-ups in many locations.  She has an MS degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

 

Sean Marsh, Co-Founder, Point Judith Capital (www.PointJudithCapital.com )

Sean is a Co-Founder & General Partner at Point Judith Capital, an early stage VC firm which invests mainly in Internet, healthcare, and clean technology companies.  Sean focuses on Internet investments and has been actively involved as a venture investor in 18 companies that have achieved over $1 billion of value through multiple M&A and IPO events.  Prior to joining Point Judith, he was a Partner at Village Ventures and TSG Equity Partners before that.  He graduated from Bowdoin College with a BA in Economics.

 

Moderator:

 

Alan Silver, Part-Time CFO (www.PartimeCFO.com )

Alan has been the part-time Chief Financial Officer for over 50 technology start-ups during the last 16 years.  At Andover.net he was the part-time CFO from when the company had fewer than 10 employees until just 5 months before the company went public.  He has an MSM degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management, is Treasurer of Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network, and has been a panelist at MIT Enterprise Forum Start-Up Clinics.