To VC or Not to VC? Growing and Financing Your Company Through Challenging Times

As a proven source of funding, it’s understandable that emerging companies often look first to venture capital firms to support their big ideas. Today, however, many start-ups are weighing the advantages and disadvantages of VC money and electing alternative financing routes.

When it comes to financing your company, one size does not fit all, so it’s important to explore all available options. On Wednesday, May 12, the MIT Enterprise Forum will host a stellar line-up of presenters who will conduct a frank and lively discussion on financing alternatives. Panelists include:

  • Chase Franklin, CEO, Daptiv (moderator)
  • Jonathan Sposato, CEO, Picnik (company case study)
  • Mark Ashida, Managing Director, OVP Venture Partners (expert panelist)
  • David Berry, Partner, Flagship Ventures (expert panelist)
  • Michael Butler, Chairman and CEO, Cascadia Capital (expert panelist)

Date and Time: 05/12/2010 – 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Location:  Meydenbauer Center
11100 Northeast 6th Street
Bellevue, WA

About MIT Enterprise Forum:

MIT Enterprise Forum, Inc. is widely recognized as a unique, innovative worldwide organization supporting high tech entrepreneurial growth. As one of 24 worldwide chapters affiliated with the Alumni Association of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Northwest Enterprise Forum promotes the establishment and growth of innovative technology companies through creative programs that educate and entertain entrepreneurs.

The MIT Enterprise Forum of the Northwest is the second largest chapter after Cambridge, MA and draws from hundreds of volunteers in industry, venture capital firms, corporate sponsors and support service firms to develop and plan events. All events are open to anyone interested in growing or enhancing their business.

Click here to learn more about MIT Enterprise Forum and its programs.

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