Making Connections that Count at Venture Connect Online

Networking. Meeting people. Seeing companies. Making connections.  This is what we heard from you, our attendees, partners, sponsors, and presenting companies, about what makes Venture Connect such a valuable experience.  So when it became clear that we could not safely hold our Summit as planned, the CED team immediately began working to reimagine a virtual […]

Cash is King – Part I

When we ran an entrepreneurs bootcamp called Fastrac® Tech Venture™, we had one module on finances.  It was often one of the liveliest conversations and pragmatically useful sessions. We would share a cash-based method of managing the startup finances.  This is not to be confused with accounting (also important but a different view of measuring […]

Venture Connect Presenting Company Spotlight

We are only about two weeks away from Venture Connect 2020 and 3-days of non-stop content, connections and over 100 presenting companies live on-stage during an amazing event where tech and life science collide. Have you purchased your ticket yet?  On Tuesday, March 17th, you’ll find dozens of companies pitching during the Life Digitized track. […]

Make the Buying Process Better

Sometimes it’s not so easy to see when you’re in it, every day, running your business.. “Don’t make it difficult for people to buy from you.”  It’s a simple saying, but it’s profound and businesses do it all the time. “We would never do that”, you say, but let me ask you: Is your sign […]

Son of a Pitch | pitch perfect tips from a pro

Every year we host one of the largest  pitch events in the southeast at Venture Connect, March 17-19. 100+ companies get on stage to share their story to hundreds of potential investors hoping to connect with the 3-5 that may actually invest in a company in their sector and at their stage. In addition, we […]

Valuation – Art not Science | Part II

In my last article I discussed the idea that Valuation isn’t Everything, though it is still an important piece of any fundraise (even for the ever popular convertible notes, where valuation caps triangulate as a pseudo proxy for today’s value).  While it will be a negotiation with any investor, having as much analysis and confidence […]