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AI, Chat, Machine Learning Venture Conf, Thursday March 2, 2017

Come meet and network with VCs and Angel Investors in the AI, Machine Learning, Chatbot and Messaging spaces! Learn the latest trends in funding for this industry. Learn what investors are looking for in 2017, the valuations they are investing at, the terms, the old, the new and what is exciting to the venture community!

The event will kick off with a networking lunch followed by panel discussions from leading venture funds and angel groups. We will also have demos from the hackathon the evening before and vote on the winner – giving out a cash prize! We will have plenty of time for networking during the breaks and evening cocktail party, filled with amazing food and drinks.

FundingPost has hosted 380+ sold-out venture events in 23 cities over the past 16 years.

Who should attend?
* Entrepreneurs raising capital.
* Investors (VCs, Angels & Corporate) to meet companies and speak on our panels.
* Sponsors to moderate panels, exhibit and meet Food companies and investors.
* Hackers and Developers interested in joining the hackathon the evening before at WeWork and competing for the prize!

We will be discussing trends in Early-Stage Investing, things that are most important to Investors when they are considering an Investment, the best and worst things an entrepreneur can do to get their attention, grow their business, use crowdfunding, additional advice for entrepreneurs, and, of course, the best ways to reach these and other Investors.

Rise NY
43 West 23rd Street
New York, NY10010
Thursday March 2, 2017, 11am – 5:30pm
Sponsored By: McCarter & English
, BDO
, Crowded.com



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FundingPost Venture Dinner @ SXSW, Sunday March 12, 2017

The FundingPost VC / Angel and Entrepreneur dinner will be at the W Hotel in Austin during SXSW again in 2017! This event will feature prominent local and out-of-town investors and entrepreneurs with networking, a panel discussion and a few elevator pitches during a top-shelf cocktail party and a gourmet dinner! This is a free event in appreciation of our Investor and Entrepreneur members!

You MUST apply to this event. All companies will be reviewed by our panel of Angels and VCs. The winners will be notified and given a free ticket! The companies with the top votes will also be selected to pitch to the panel at the event.

Note that you must make your own travel arrangements and ticket purchases for the rest of the SXSW festival.

After the event, all attendees are heading to the ff Ventures Massive After-party! (Note you must register separately for this)

The W Hotel, 200 Lavaca St
Austin, TX78701
Sunday March 12, 2017, TBD
Sponsored By: McCarter & English
, BDO
, EnergyFunders.com



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Getting Help With Your Home Business Venture

Who are you going to blame if things start to head downhill in regards to your home business? You better have prepared yourself for any problems that might arise. Read this article, and you will discover all of the best tips and tricks that exist for you to use.

If you are running a home based business that involves sales, be sure you know and are comfortable with your product. You need to be able to answer questions from your clients quickly and correctly. Being knowledgeable and honest about your product will help clients to trust you, and result in repeat business.

Make sure that you do not keep all your eggs in one basket; always have a second source of income. Know what you’d do if there’s a big disaster, for instance if your products are lost in shipping. This way, you can still have an income if something goes wrong.

Do not try and sell a product or service that you do not believe in, when starting your own home business. Find something that makes you feel good when you share it with other people. If you don’t believe in your product, no one else will and your business will not be successful.

To ensure that your home business is successful be sure to network with other local or home businesses. If you run your business online, be sure to join an affiliate program. This can increase traffic to your site. Return the favor by supporting other home businesses by providing links on your site.

Develop the discipline to set aside a certain amount of your earnings to pay income taxes. Even though home business owners get a decent number of tax write-offs, there is a very good chance that you will still need to pay something to the tax man. Make sure to set aside a portion each month to avoid taking a huge cash-flow hit all in one month.

To experience success in a home-based business, you will need to develop the habit of adaptability. Very few things in life, as well as in business, go as planned. With any business, you may encounter unforeseen events and surprises. By practicing the habit of adaptability, you can change courses in your business venture without being frozen by fear and uncertainty.

Instead of deciding on the first business that springs to mind, take the time to explore different options. Explore multiple business ideas! Research trade magazine articles on market demands and trends, or books with ideas for various home-based or small businesses. Information is available at the tip of your fingers, with the unprecedented growth of the Internet. Don’t be afraid to ask advice from those who have achieved a successful home business.

When you are starting a home business, the first thing you need to do is to sit down, and figure out how much it will cost to actually start it. It is important to be realistic with the costs of the business so that you can be sure that you will be able to afford it. There are some people who jump right into their business without creating a budget, and they end up failing.

Once you have an established domain, you are going to need to set up an email account or two that for that domain. It can really help you promote your business and have a more professional appearance in the business. It will also give you one more tool to use when organizing your business.

When you receive your check in the mail, you should take it to the bank immediately. Make daily deposits. Do not leave any checks lying around; instead, make sure you deposit them. Go inside the bank and deposit with an employee. ATM machines may make mistakes, if you go inside you will be sure that it goes into your account.

If you have a home business, you must know about the distractions in your home. Knowing what is distracting can help you solve the problem.

If you own your home, contact your home insurance provider to find out how working from home may affect your coverage. In some states, home insurance is not valid for subscribers who work from their house. Other insurance providers are bound by regulations that require to upgrade or add on to existing coverage levels.

You should have a dedicated workspace for your home business. The fact is, that many home business owners can be susceptible to distraction if they aren’t focused. Getting organized and devoting a space of your home for your business is a smart idea, keeping you organized and on track.

To wrap it up, you know that the ultimate responsibility comes down to only you for the proper implementation of your home business plan. You are the one who needs to prepare yourself both for how to run the operation successfully and also fix any issues that might arise. Go ahead and use the tips in this article, and you will be set up nicely for a successful career.

Fairfax Venture Roundtable, Monday, May 23, 2016

Join us for the second annual Fairfax Venture Roundtable, hosted by FundingPost and the Mason Enterprise Center at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

FundingPost has hosted 350+ sold-out venture events in 24 cities over the past 15 years. This one will go into detail on exactly what the investors want to see for the rest of 2016. Additionally we will be introducing you to some of the newest early-stage venture funds in the VA area! Entrepreneurs from a variety of sectors will get an opportunity to pitch to our expert panel of investors and serial entrepreneurs.

Corporate sponsors can showcase their products and services.

Meet some of the DC area’s most vibrant startups and key players in the venture capital and angel investor arena! Last year’s event was sold out, so be sure to sign up right away.

Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center 3740 Old Lee Highway
Fairfax, Virginia22030
Monday, May 23, 2016, 3PM-6PM
Sponsored By: George Mason University



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Miami Angel & Venture Capital Round Table, Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Welcome 2016!

The time has come again for a chance to get in front of early stage investors. Don’t miss out and register for the FundingPost Miami Angel & VC Round Table on Wednesday evening, March 2nd, 2016 at 5:30pm. FundingPost has hosted 300+ sold-out venture events in 23 cities over the past 15 years

For our Miami Conference, we have brought panels of accredited investors from across the country to talk about how to pitch to early-stage investors, and what it really takes to get them to write you a check! We will be discussing the things that are most important to them when they’re considering an investment, the best and worst things an entrepreneur can do to get their attention during a pitch, and of course, the best ways to reach these and other Investors. There will be plenty of time for networking with the Investor panelists during the cocktail party!

The first 25 entrepreneur attendees to sign up will also get the option to do a 60 second pitch in front of the investor panel. This is a pitch competition with a winner selected by our investor panel.

Along with the pitch competition, there is an educational and networking component to the event. All attendees will be gaining an understanding of what investors are looking for in the Miami market and what our entrepreneurs are building. All attendees will be able to market themselves (including their products and/or services) throughout the event through networking with one another.

Greenberg Traurig, 333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400
Miami, FL33131
Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Sponsored By: Greenberg Traurig



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Simple Guidelines To Maximize Your Home Business Venture

Many people are now discovering the potential of building and operating a profitable home business. But, competition is rife in the home business world. To be successful, you must know as much as possible. This is the only way you can compete with your competitors.

To make sure you aren’t paying more than necessary for your car insurance, be sure to ask about discounts. For example, some drivers might be eligible for reduced rates for passing a defensive driving test. Students can sometimes get discounts for good grades, and seniors who drive less can also get reduced premiums.

Start your company with a bang by emailing your friends and colleagues with an official announcement. Offer something for free to build credibility for your home business. Encourage them to tell friends about your business. One of the very best types of advertising is a person to person reference.

Find inexpensive ways to advertise your home business. If you are a pet-sitter, drop some business cards off at local veterinarian offices. Stores, post offices, even community centers often have bulletin boards you can advertise on. Be creative and you will enjoy a larger demand for your services!

Don’t fall into the trap of buying every home business book you see. There is a wealth of information available for free, and spending so much money is not a good business plan. Of course, you can buy a few things that you feel will help you learn, but set a limit on how much you will spend on learning materials.

Try a product idea that came from your own thoughts or passion. If you are making items or are passionate about them, they will be easier for you to sell. Making a product to sell is easier because you stand behind it and believe in it, since you made it.

Organize your work space in a manner that works for you. You will want to be sure to stay organized and keep everything in the proper place. This will help you save time and deal with customers easier. It also helps you complete projects in a timely manner and stay focused.

Keep separate business checking accounts and business credit cards it makes it much easier to track money and you’ll surely appreciate that at tax time. If you are on a shoestring budget, keep meticulous records and your needs are simple (i.e. sole proprietor), this may be optional. Get final advice from a trusted Certified Public Accountant.

If you want to make great profits from your home business it is important to find a business niche. Unless you are a huge company, it is not realistic to market your business products to everyone. You must find your niche and target ads directly to them. Focusing on the right niche will give you a huge advantage by making your marketing easier.

Make sure to set daily goals and do your best to stick with them. The most important part of that is prioritizing things so that they get done efficiently. Do not waste too much time on small tasks when there are much more important things that need to be done.

Research the legal aspects of owning a home business very well. There could be paperwork, filing, and other legal requirements for your type of business, so it is always a must to ensure that you are aware of the legalities that surround your business, no matter what it may be.

When running an automotive home business, it is important to only take the amount of jobs that you can handle. Take into account the amount of space you have, the tools you have and of course, the amount of time you have! If you overwhelm yourself with too many tasks to complete, you may wear yourself out.

When starting a home business, be sure that you can align yourself with a product’s benefits and values. It is not only difficult to pitch a product you have no confidence in, but it is also morally questionable. You should be confident that your product will benefit your customers as it will help you build a trustworthy brand.

If you have a niche of repeat customers, be sure to drop off coupons for your product in their places of business and employment. For example, if your product is popular among mothers of young children, you should drop coupons off in pediatrician’s offices, preschools, day cares and other similar places.

You should always make sure that your efforts are up to date. If your home business website is new to the Internet, your efforts to build traffic should not rely on old tricks. For example, things like Ad-sense are falling out of vogue, since it is no longer as effective in building a customer base.

This information should help you keep your business running smoothly. It’s important to keep up with the things that will make your business grow. Research often, discuss strategies with other business owners, and continually form new strategies that apply to your own business.

Charlotte Venture Event, Thursday, November 5, 2015

Interested in meeting early-stage accredited investors in Charlotte? Then register for the FundingPost Investor Event on Nov 5, 2015 at 5:00pm. FundingPost has hosted 340+ sold-out venture events in 23 cities over the past 14 years.

At our NC Angel Investor event, the panel of investors will focus on pitching to early-stage investors, and what it really takes to get them to write you a check! We will be discussing the things that are most important to them when they are considering an Investment, the best and worst things an entrepreneur can do to get their attention during a pitch, and, of course, the best ways to reach these and other Investors. There will be plenty of time for networking with the Investor panelists!

25 entrepreneur attendees to sign up will also get the option to pitch their business idea in 1 min in front of the investor panel and receive feedback as a group from the panel. The Investors will vote and the winner will get meetings with the Investors and get semi-finalist status at FundingPost SXSW in Austin on March 13 2016!

Agenda:

5:00 – 6:00 Registration / Networking
6:00 – 6:05 Introduction
6:05 – 6:50 Investor Panel
6:50 – 6:30 Audience Q&A
6:30 – 7:00 Pitches and Voting
7:00 – 8:00 Cocktail / Networking Note: Space is limited and FundingPost Investor events typically sell out well in advance of the event!

Industry Charlotte, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd.
Charlotte, NC28206
Thursday, November 5, 2015, 5:00 P.M.
Sponsored By: N6A
, Industry Charlotte



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