This workshop by Expert DOJO is part of our monthly community outreach to help startups and small business everywhere to understand all the funding options out there and for Investors to find out the criteria used by the most successful in the Investment field. It will be an open discussion with experts in each funding / investment area to give you the information you need, whether you are for profit or non profit, a high tech fast growth company or a product based company. Over 3 hours we will discuss it all.
Our topics will cover the following
- Angel Funding
- Search Funds
- Incubators and Accelerators
- Venture Funding
- Bank Funding.
Our venue is the beautiful auditorium at the Santa Monica Library and our other partners are the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce and the SBDC. We will also bring entrepreneurs who have raised funding into the conversation and Brian Mac Mahon, head coach from Expert DOJO, will spend some time on the psychology of successful pitching so you walk away with not only a plan but also the execution process.
About Our Partners
Library Foundation of Santa Monica
The Library Foundation of Santa Monica is comprised of community leaders in the fields of technology, science, entertainment, business and the arts as well as civic leaders. We celebrate and believe in creating a public space that stimulates intellectual curiosity and promotes strong and optimal community wellbeing through lifelong learning.
The Library is the hub of a culturally connected community. It bridges generations and digital divides while linking diverse languages of learning, from text to code. The Library provides a wide array of programs, classes and services that offer access and embraces Santa Monica’s commitment to lifelong learning. The Library offers the latest tools and technology to support learning for school, career and life success. SMPL also maintains the quality of core services such as research support, local history resources, and a commitment to building a community of readers.
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The Santa Monica Chamber
Through our efforts in membership, economic development, and advocacy, we create the environment to help our members prosper and succeed through a proactive working partnership with all levels of government and community organizations to achieve a strong local economy and high quality of life. Core Purpose The core purpose of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce is to foster, enable, and facilitate the success of Santa Monica businesses, so our community is financially healthy and all the people living, working, and playing in Santa Monica can enjoy a high quality of life. Vision for Chamber Success The statements below capture the vision for what the Chamber strives for every day: •
The Chamber is the “go to” resource for advocacy, education, and resources for Santa Monica businesses and for the Santa Monica community overall.
Whether you want to grow your business or are interested in starting a business, we can help. The Los Angeles Regional Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network is funded in part by the Small Business Administration (SBA). We provide free individualized consulting and training to new and growing businesses. The SBDC will be represented by Andrew Strachan who is the contributing author in 2011 in the textbook ‘International Private Equity’ published by John Wiley & Sons. Andrew received his Master’s from London Business School and is an active mentor for technology start-ups and strategically looking to participate in creating the new business models in the fast changing technology space. Andrew sits on the Board and is Chairman of the Audit Committee of a micro finance bank in Tbilisi Georgia.
Please note that by RSVPing for this event you are agreeing to receive communications from General Assembly and Expert Dojo.