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PARTNER EVENT: Startup Funding Workshop with RJ Pahura and Terri Friel

July 21, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

OVERVIEW: The basic fundamentals and a bit more detailed talk of startup and early stage private placement raises.

Venture Connects welcomes 1871 members to our Startup Funding Workshop for both early stage investors and entrepreneurs. Our CEO & Founder, RJ Pahura, has been involved in starting a handful of companies with successful exits. Our team will give detailed discussions on creating term sheets, valuations, the due diligence process, investor pitch meeting strategies and the art of the deck. The workshop will close with Q&A and an open group discussion. We are thrilled to share our expertise with you. Come ready to learn, give feedback, ask questions, expand your network and have a great time.

– Help determine if you are ready for a raise and when is the best time
– Scenarios of a typical capital raise (time, effort, commitment)
– How to start the raise process
– The due diligence process
– Working with investors (both passive + active)
– Where to begin + story telling
– Discount to use VCDecks

RJ Pahura
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rjpahura
Founder & CEO – Venture Connects, FUND Conference
Founded or Co-Founder of 6 companies
Worked with hundreds of startups resulting in millions of dollars raised
Graduate: Baker University, School of Professional & Graduate Studies
BSM – Business Management, Entrepreneurship

Terri Friel
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tfriel/
Program Director – Venture Connects, FUND Conference
Founder Doctus and Member International Advisory Board of Cracow School of Business
Graduate: Southern Methodist University
Earned DE in Engineering/Industrial Management


This is a member only event host by 1871, DePaul is part of 1871! That means you have access to our office (at Merchandise Mart) and to their events. Students from every college across the university are welcome to apply to reserve workspace in the 1871 DePaul office. Recent DePaul alumni also have access to 1871 up to 6 months after their graduation date. Apply for access to the 1871 DePaul office through this link. Once we approve your application, you will receive instructions on how to reserve the DePaul 1.18 Space and register for workshops.


July 21, 2017
9:30 am - 11:00 am
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1871 – South Classroom
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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