Venture Carolina Lunch & Learn: Pitching to Angels in the Upstate
Oct
18
to Nov 15

Venture Carolina Lunch & Learn: Pitching to Angels in the Upstate

Please join us for our regular educational session, occurring every two weeks, for entrepreneurs to learn more about raising capital for early stage companies and pitching to angel investors.

We meet in the Venture Carolina Pitch Lab, in McAlister Square. (From the front entrance, go directly to the back, to the suite in the back/right corner - Suite C-15.)

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Cocktails & Capitalism
Nov
13
5:30 PM17:30

Cocktails & Capitalism

Angel investors come from all walks of life and have varied backgrounds and interests. While they must all be “accredited” per the SEC’s definition, the most important thing they share is an interest in making good investments and in helping local early-stage companies succeed. Please join VentureSouth for an afternoon cocktail reception at Forest Lake Country Club to learn more about investing in early-stage companies.

VentureSouth is an early-stage venture firm comprised of 300+ investors across the Carolinas who invest capital and expertise in Southeastern startups. Since 2008, VentureSouth has invested more than $40 million in 72 companies and has twice been named a Top 10 Angel Group in the US.

This event is open to accredited investors only.

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VentureSouth Lunch & Learn
Oct
9
12:00 PM12:00

VentureSouth Lunch & Learn

Are you interested in learning more about angel investing? Come to our open house to learn more about our group and what we do. Membership in VentureSouth provides:

  • Access to high-quality, well-curated deal flow and investment opportunities

  • Freedom to make individual investment decisions on every company

  • Professionally managed due diligence process and investment execution

  • Administration, portfolio monitoring, and reporting all handled by professional staff

  • Access to comprehensive investor education

  • Exposure to new technologies, ideas, and talented entrepreneurs

  • Opportunity to drive economic growth in our community and have fun while you learn and invest

VentureSouth is an alliance of 14 angel groups and funds, and over 300 angel investors across the Carolinas and beyond. VentureSouth invests in and supports startup and early-stage, high-growth companies in the Southeast.

This event is open to accredited investors only.

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VentureSouth October Group Meetings
Oct
8
to Oct 17

VentureSouth October Group Meetings

Please join us for our monthly member meetings in October. These meetings are for our members, their guests, and selected invites only. The meeting schedule for October is below:

  • Tuesday, October 8 - Greensboro, NC

  • Wednesday, October 9 - Asheville, NC

  • Thursday, October 10 - Charlotte, NC

  • Tuesday, October 15 - Virtual (online), Greenville, SC and Spartanburg, SC

  • Wednesday, October 16 - Columbia, SC

  • Thursday, October 17 - Charleston, SC

Please contact us if you would like to attend a meeting.

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VentureSouth September Group Meetings
Sep
10
to Sep 24

VentureSouth September Group Meetings

Please join us for our monthly member meetings in September. These meetings are for our members, their guests, and selected invites only. The meeting schedule for September is below:

  • Tuesday, September 10 - Greensboro, NC

  • Wednesday, September 11 - Asheville, NC

  • Thursday, September 12 - Charlotte, NC

  • Tuesday, September 17 - Virtual (online), Greenville, SC and Spartanburg, SC

  • Wednesday, September 18 - Columbia, SC and Aiken, SC

  • Thursday, September 19 - Charleston, SC

  • Tuesday, September 24 - Wilmington, NC

Please contact us if you would like to attend a meeting.

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VentureSouth Wilmington Interest Meeting
Jun
13
10:30 AM10:30

VentureSouth Wilmington Interest Meeting

VentureSouth, in partnership with the Greater Wilmington Business Journal, will host an interest meeting in Wilmington. This interest meeting will be led by VentureSouth's managing director Charlie Banks. Come network with other investors and learn more about our group and our plans for 2019.

Membership in VentureSouth provides:

  • Access to high-quality, well-curated deal flow and investment opportunities;

  • Freedom to make individual investment decisions on every company;

  • Professionally managed due diligence process and investment execution;

  • Administration, portfolio monitoring, and reporting all handled by professional staff;

  • Access to comprehensive investor education;

  • Exposure to new technologies, ideas, and talented entrepreneurs;

  • Opportunity to drive economic growth in our community and have fun while you learn and invest.

VentureSouth is an alliance of 12 angel groups comprised of over 300 angel investors across the Southeast. VentureSouth invests in and supports startup and early-stage, high-growth companies in the Southeast.

Please note that this meeting is limited to accredited investors and their advisors only.

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VentureSouth Wilmington Interest Meeting
Jun
12
5:00 PM17:00

VentureSouth Wilmington Interest Meeting

VentureSouth, in partnership with the Greater Wilmington Business Journal, will host an interest meeting in Wilmington. This interest meeting will be led by VentureSouth's managing director Charlie Banks. Come network with other investors and learn more about our group and our plans for 2019.

Membership in VentureSouth provides:

  • Access to high-quality, well-curated deal flow and investment opportunities;

  • Freedom to make individual investment decisions on every company;

  • Professionally managed due diligence process and investment execution;

  • Administration, portfolio monitoring, and reporting all handled by professional staff;

  • Access to comprehensive investor education;

  • Exposure to new technologies, ideas, and talented entrepreneurs;

  • Opportunity to drive economic growth in our community and have fun while you learn and invest.

VentureSouth is an alliance of 12 angel groups comprised of over 300 angel investors across the Southeast. VentureSouth invests in and supports startup and early-stage, high-growth companies in the Southeast.

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VentureSouth Charleston- How to Pitch Lunch & Learn
May
30
12:00 PM12:00

VentureSouth Charleston- How to Pitch Lunch & Learn

  • 1037 Chuck Dawley Blvd. Bldg F Suite 100 Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Preparing your business for investment and learning how to pitch to investors is a critical skill that every entrepreneur must master. Whether your company is conceptual or growing, learning how to convey your business to potential investors is critically important for its growth and long-term success. 

Please join Eric Thome, local director of VentureSouth Charleston, as he provides an overview of pitching to angel groups. We'll cover our process, what we look for in an investment opportunity, how to prepare your company for approaching investors, and how to deliver your pitch.

Lunch will be provided.

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VentureSouth Tri-County Meet & Greets
May
30
11:30 AM11:30

VentureSouth Tri-County Meet & Greets

VentureSouth Tri-County is the VentureSouth group that covers Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens counties.

The group is having two meet and greets to learn more about the group.

Please RSVP so we know you’re coming, and we look forward to seeing you there.

(Attendees must be accredited investors and interested in investing in early-stage companies, though there is no obligation to invest).

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VentureSouth Piedmont: Intro to Convertible Notes
May
14
2:00 PM14:00

VentureSouth Piedmont: Intro to Convertible Notes

If you're interested in learning what it means to either invest in a convertible note or to use one to fund your startup, this seminar provides a thorough introduction to help you get started. Presented by Paul Clark (Director of VentureSouth) along with Matt Bailey and Malay Shah (Directors of VentureSouth Piedmont), the workshop will provide investors and entrepreneurs with the skills and resources they need to understand the key features of convertible notes.

This event will be $20 for guests and entrepreneurs and free for VentureSouth members.

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VentureSouth Interest Meeting - Hilton Head, SC
May
9
5:30 PM17:30

VentureSouth Interest Meeting - Hilton Head, SC

Please join us for our May kickoff meetings to learn more about the new VentureSouth Hilton Head group. This interest meeting begins with an introduction to the group, its goals, and VentureSouth's track record and operations.

This is one of two meetings that will be held in Hilton Head. This is the after-work meeting.

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Mar
1
12:00 AM00:00

Lunch & Learn: Pitching to Angels in the Upstate

Please join us for our regular lunch and learn session available to entrepreneurs to learn more about raising capital for early stage companies and pitching to angel investors.

We meet in the Venture Carolina Pitch Lab, in McAlister Square. (From the front entrance, go directly to the back, to the suite in the back/right corner - Suite C-15.)

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Feb
15
12:00 AM00:00

Lunch & Learn: Pitching to Angels in the Upstate

Please join us for our regular lunch and learn session available to entrepreneurs to learn more about raising capital for early stage companies and pitching to angel investors.

We meet in the Venture Carolina Pitch Lab, in McAlister Square. (From the front entrance, go directly to the back, to the suite in the back/right corner - Suite C-15.)

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VentureSouth Summit 2018: Planning and Taxes for Entrepreneurs
Dec
6
10:00 AM10:00

VentureSouth Summit 2018: Planning and Taxes for Entrepreneurs

Join two experts who will cover planning and tax issues that entrepreneurs need to know.

10 am: Join Ben Glenn of Bauknight, Pietras and Stormer and Paul Clark of VentureSouth as we review the key tax issues entrepreneurs need to know

11 am: Join Beau Shuler and the team at Alliance Wealth Partners (Raymond James) to learn about wealth planning for entrepreneurs. Make sure you receive all the benefits of your entrepreneurial success!

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VentureSouth Summit 2018: Introduction to Cap Tables
Dec
6
8:00 AM08:00

VentureSouth Summit 2018: Introduction to Cap Tables

Entrepreneurs face many challenges when raising capital for their companies. One crucial but sometimes overlooked detail is the impact of new funding on the company’s capital structure.

Whether funding comes as equity or debt, the savvy entrepreneur needs to understand how it will impact the ultimate outcome for all shareholders – and so needs a deep understanding of the mathematics of capitalization tables.

The Venture Carolina Cap Table Workshop is our flagship educational event. It offers entrepreneurs and investors a practical education in understanding the details of cap tables through the lifecycle of a startup venture. It includes a combination of presentations, exercises and a case study to illustrate common cap table mathematics. Among the topics covered are the impacts of: valuation, liquidation preferences, anti-dilution terms, convertible notes, and option pools & vesting.

The seminar is hosted by Venture Carolina and run by Matt Dunbar, Managing Director of VentureSouth, Board member of the Angel Capital Association, and nationally-renowned early stage company educator.

Don't worry - there will be food and lots of breaks!

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VentureSouth Summit 2018: Sales for Entrepreneurs
Dec
6
8:00 AM08:00

VentureSouth Summit 2018: Sales for Entrepreneurs

Businesses need to make sales.

Join two experts in the sales process to learn about how to sell.

8 am: Vince Beese at Sales @ Scale will teach us about How to Close Your First Deals

9 am: Brad Milner, Managing Partner of Sales & Marketing at Tech CXO, will teach us about the Best Practices in Pipeline Management

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VentureSouth Summit 2018: Preparing for Due Diligence
Dec
5
1:30 PM13:30

VentureSouth Summit 2018: Preparing for Due Diligence

Before you can raise capital, you will have to go through “due diligence”. This Venture Carolina workshop is for anyone interested in navigating the “due diligence” path.

Join the Managing Directors of VentureSouth as we explore our due diligence process. We will cover:

  • what we expect of companies moving through the process

  • what subjects we analyze and how

  • how we decide whether or not to invest

  • and how our process is similar to, and differs from, other sources of capital you might approach.

Even if you don't plan to pitch to VentureSouth, this workshop will arm you with tools and tips to help persuade any investor to support your business.

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VentureSouth Summit 2018: How to Pitch
Dec
5
10:00 AM10:00

VentureSouth Summit 2018: How to Pitch

Thinking of raising capital to grow your business? If so, this is the workshop for you.

Join the Managing Directors of VentureSouth, the largest angel investor group in the southeast, based right here in Greenville as we explore how to raise capital. We will cover:

  • how to find sources of capital relevant to you

  • how to impress them with an exceptional pitch

  • what obvious - and not-so-obvious - pitfalls to avoid

  • and concrete tips on content, slide decks, presentation delivery, and process best practices to wow your audience and secure funding.

Admission includes a free copy of VentureSouth's e-book "Perfecting Your Pitch: 101 Tips for Pitching to Angel Investors"

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Spartanburg Angels- February 2018 Member Meeting
Feb
22
12:00 PM12:00

Spartanburg Angels- February 2018 Member Meeting

When: Thursday, February 22 12:00 PM

Where: Johnson Development

Please join Spartanburg Angels, a professionally managed angel investment group, for our monthly meeting. The group is an affiliate of VentureSouth, one of the largest early-stage investment groups in the U.S. The firm includes more than 200 accredited investor members across the Southeast and has invested over $20 million in over 50 companies.

The meeting begins with a brief introduction to angel investing for new and potential members, and then dives into a full agenda of new company pitch, diligence reports, and review of open rounds.

(Attendees of this meeting must be accredited investors and interested in investing in early stage companies (though there is no obligation to invest during the meeting).)

 

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VentureSouth Piedmont- January 2018 Winston-Salem Meeting
Jan
25
4:30 PM16:30

VentureSouth Piedmont- January 2018 Winston-Salem Meeting

When: Thursday, January 25, 2018 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Where: Flywheel Coworking

VentureSouth Piedmont is a membership-based angel investment group in the Triad. We meet every month to evaluate early stage investment opportunities. The group is an affiliate member of VentureSouth, an alliance of angel groups and funds, and over 200 angel investors across the Carolinas, that have invested in 57 companies over the last decade.

Our Janaury group meetings are scheduled for Thursday, January 25 at Flywheel Co-Working. The meeting begins with a brief introduction to angel investing and VS Piedmont for new and potential members, and then dives into a full agenda of new company pitch, diligence reports, and review of open rounds.

(Attendees of this meeting must be accredited investors and interested in investing in early stage companies (though there is no obligation to invest during the meeting).)

Please register here via Eventbrite 

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VentureSouth Piedmont- January 2018 Greensboro Meeting
Jan
25
11:30 AM11:30

VentureSouth Piedmont- January 2018 Greensboro Meeting

When: Thursday, January 25, 2018 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Where: Charles Aris

VentureSouth Piedmont is a membership-based angel investment group in the Triad. We meet every month to evaluate early stage investment opportunities. The group is an affiliate member of VentureSouth, an alliance of angel groups and funds, and over 200 angel investors across the Carolinas, that have invested in 57 companies over the last decade.

Our January group meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 25 at Charles Aris. The meeting begins with a brief introduction to angel investing and VS Piedmont for new and potential members, and then dives into a full agenda of new company pitch, diligence reports, and review of open rounds.

(Attendees of this meeting must be accredited investors and interested in investing in early stage companies (though there is no obligation to invest during the meeting).)

Please register here via Eventbrite

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