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Startup! Real Stories and Life-Saving TipsA Panel Discussion with Leading Entrepreneurs, VCs, Angel Investors

In many ways, it's never been easier to start a company. Bootstrapping is often a viable choice, but some businesses are almost impossible to launch without capital. There are endless books and blogs from the viewpoint of VCs espousing philosophies about how to raise venture capital, but the actual process from Day One of making the decision to raise money is still a black hole, left to private meetings, phone calls, and known to a relatively small population.

Designers and technologists often have little or no experience dealing with investors, and even learning a new vocabulary to talk with VCs is often the first stumbling block.

Join us for a lively discussion with a veteran panel of entrepreneurs, angel investors and VCs features Kevin Rose (Google Ventures),
Mamoon Hamid (The Social+Capital Partnership), Adam Arthur Bier, Gino Zahnd (Cozy, Flickr, Kosmix, Splunk) and John Bragg (Cozy, Kosmix).

In this panel, you'll learn the crucial information that doesn't exist in books, blogs, or elsewhere, such as:

  • How do you get started?
  • What sorts of people are the right people to talk to?
  • How do you get meetings with these people?
  • Does no mean no? Silence?
  • What's the right amount of money?
  • What happens once the VC joins your board?