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Becoming an Investor-Ready Entrepreneur




8:00 AM - 5:30 PM


NC Biotechnology Center


Learn from Experienced Investors & Entrepreneurs

This Becoming an Investor-Ready Entrepreneur event will be held in Research Triangle Park on October 10, 2011. The following investors and entrepreneurs will lead the event:

  • Kip Johnson, WCSR – transactional attorney & investor
  • Bill Warner, IMAF-RTP – entrepreneur & angel network executive
  • Andy Schwab, First Flight Ventures – entrepreneur & investor
  • Peter Ginsburg, NC Biotechnology Center – investor
  • Tim Janke, SBTDC / IMAF – investor & early stage fund executive
  • Bill Parrish, SBTDC – consultant, entrepreneur & investor

Raising equity capital is challenging at best. Becoming an Investor-Ready Entrepreneur is designed to educate and prepare growth-oriented entrepreneurs to successfully engage private equity investors. Getting ready includes a wide range of activities and decisions that will help the entrepreneur with their business in a number of ways. This program was developed with direct input from experienced entrepreneurs, angel investors, angel networks/fund executives, and venture capitalists, and provides an "insider's look" into the world of equity funding. By understanding what investors look for, entrepreneurs can reduce barriers to funding, navigate the process more easily, and increase the chances of obtaining funding for their business.

Registration Status


Joseph Nixon at 919.541.9366 /
or Tim Janke at 336.403.1088 /


Registration fee is $295, or $95 with a special scholarship rate courtesy of statewide and local sponsors.


North Carolina Biotechnology Center
15 T.W. Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27713

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