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Getting to Yes: Advice for Female Founders on How to Get Funded

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Overview

Looking to raise money for your new venture? Learn what female entrepreneurs need to know to combat misconceptions and convince investors of their company's value.

Join Tracy Chadwell, the founding partner of 1843 Capital, an early-stage, technology venture firm, as she shares what female founders need to know to successfully raise money for a new venture. Tracy outlines the challenges that female entrepreneurs are up against, including common misconceptions about female-founded companies. Then, she highlights strategies and tools that can help founders clearly establish the market opportunity at hand and their company's potential value. Learn how to effectively share your company's story, craft an executive summary, show your company's financial viability in your pitch deck, and more.This course was created by genconnectU. We are pleased to offer this training in our library.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Introduction to Tracy Chadwell
1. The Female Funding Gap
  • The gender divide is real
  • Misconceptions about female-founded companies
  • What women founders need to know
2. Founder Introspection
  • Ask yourself: What is the market opportunity?
  • What do you need to raise money?
  • The path to seeking dollars
  • Finding the right investor
3. How to Ask: Three Nos to a Yes!
  • Removing fear from the ask
  • Know your audience
  • Know yourself: Creating a value resume
  • No doesn’t mean no forever
4. Tools that Get You to Yes!
  • LinkedIn: A valuable funding tool
  • Crunchbase for you
  • Spreadsheets as a tool
5. What Investors Look For
  • Building your story: Your value proposition
  • Metrics of success and stages of funding
  • Balance for passion versus listening
6. Telling Your Story
  • Elements and order of a strong deck
  • Your executive summary
7. Financials That Get You to Yes
  • Creating financial projections
  • Showing financial viability in the deck
  • Detailed financials—yes!
8. The Due Diligence Process
  • Steps after gaining interest
9. Get Started
  • Execute and share your ideas

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