Post-Investment & Boardroom Workshop
Nov
29
8:00 AM08:00

Post-Investment & Boardroom Workshop

Venture Carolina invites you to participate in a comprehensive workshop designed to equip angel investors, company CEOs, and board members with the knowledge and tools to drive companies to successful exits. Topics include director responsibilties and duties, minimizing risk and maximixing returns, leadership, strategy, and much more.

This workshop is in conjunction with the annual VentureSouth Summit and the Angel Resource Institute.

Where: The Westin Poinsett in Downtown Greenville SC, Gold Ballroom

When: Wednesday, November 29, 8 AM to 12 PM

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VentureSouth Summit
Nov
29
to Nov 30

VentureSouth Summit

VentureSouth Summit

Join VentureSouth in downtown Greenville, SC at the beautiful Westin Poinsett on November 29 & 30 for two days of education, networking, portfolio updates, and the "Member Migration" where all groups will meet together for the final meeting of 2017. This has been an exciting year for VentureSouth with record investment numbers, new groups, and any new investors.

Open to investors, entrepreneurs and those interested in supporting the Southeastern US ecosystem of growth.

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How to Pitch to Angel Investors
Nov
29
9:00 AM09:00

How to Pitch to Angel Investors

Venture Carolina invites you to participate in a comprehensive workshop designed to equip entrepreneurs with critical skills every founder needs to know.

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 Paul Clark, Managing Director of VentureSouth, as he provides an overview of pitching to VentureSouth angel groups. We'll cover our process and what we look for in an investment opportunity, and how to deliver your pitch to whomever your investors are.

This event is in conjunction with the annual VentureSouth Summit.

Location: The Westin Poinsett in Downtown Greenville, SC

Cost: $25

Accomodations (if needed): There are many great places to stay in Greenville, but feel free to take advantage of the VentureSouth group rate of $179 at The Westin Poinsett. Online Booking or call 864-421-9700

Questions/Special Requests: Contact Grace Wheaton at grace@venturesouth.vc

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Angel Investing for Economic Development
Nov
30
9:00 AM09:00

Angel Investing for Economic Development

Venture Carolina invites you to The Westin Poinsett hotel in beautiful downtown Greenville, SC for a comprehensive workshop designed to equip economic developers, thought leaders, job creators, government officials, startup support professionals, and business champions with knowledge about angel investing and its impact on the sustainability of our business environment.

According to research by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, over the last 25 years all net new jobs were created by companies less than 5 years old. Angel Investors have a major impact on early-stage company growth and job creation because they provide nearly 90% of all outside equity for startups. Leaders in our region can increase the value of their services to our ecosytem when they can more effectively advise on how and why angel investors behave the way they do.

The full day workshop covers the following five modules: (1) An overview of angel investing, (2) Due diligence, (3) Valuation of early stage companies, (4) Case studies, and (5) How to connect to angels.

The workshop is hosted n conjunction with the annual VentureSouth Summit and features content from the Angel Resource Institute.

Attendees will also be joined by the VentureSouth investor membership and other regional business leaders for an impactful keynote luncheon (12:00 - 1:00).

Location: The Westin Poinsett in Downtown Greenville, SC

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Cost: $149 - Early Bird Special (before Nov. 6). $199 (after Nov. 6)

Accomodations (if needed): There are many great places to stay in Greenville, but feel free to take advantage of the VentureSouth group rate of $179 at The Westin Poinsett. Online Booking or call 864-421-9700

Questions/Special Requests: Contact Grace Wheaton at grace@venturesouth.vc

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VentureSouth Piedmont November Meetings
Nov
15
11:30 AM11:30

VentureSouth Piedmont November Meetings

VentureSouth Piedmont - November Meetings

  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017
  • 11:30 AM -7:30 PM

Winston Salem meeting- Flywheel Coworking

Greensboro meeting- Co//ab

Please join VentureSouth Piedmont for its November interest and member meetings to learn more about the group.

The group is meeting in Winston-Salem from 11:30-1:30 pm and Greensboro from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Each meeting will begin with an introduction to VS Piedmont, its goals, and VentureSouth's track record and operations, and will be followed by a full member (and guest) meeting, to see the companies currently in the VentureSouth pitching and diligence pipeline.

Please RSVP through EventBrite here:

November 15 - Winston-Salem lunch meeting

Novemeber 15 - Greensboro evening meeting

 

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VentureSouth Piedmont - October Meetings
Oct
12
11:30 AM11:30

VentureSouth Piedmont - October Meetings

VentureSouth Piedmont logo

Please join VentureSouth Piedmont for its October interest and member meetings to learn more about the group.

The group is meeting in Greensboro from 11:30-1:30 pm and Winston-Salem from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Each meeting will begin with an introduction to VS Piedmont, its goals, and VentureSouth's track record and operations, and will be followed by a full member (and guest) meeting, to see the companies currently in the VentureSouth pitching and diligence pipeline.

Please RSVP through EventBrite here:

October 12 - Greensboro lunch meeting

October 12 - Winston-Salem evening meeting

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VentureSouth Charleston: Understanding Cap Tables
Oct
5
11:30 AM11:30

VentureSouth Charleston: Understanding Cap Tables

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Entrepreneurs face many challenges when raising capital for their startup ventures. 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 – so the founder needs to develop a deep understanding of the mathematics of capitalization tables. Likewise, early stage investors need to be fluent in the structures of cap tables to understand the impact on their potential returns from current and future rounds of funding.

The VentureSouth Charleston Cap Table Workshop offers entrepreneurs and investors alike a practical education in understanding the details of cap tables through the lifecycle of a startup venture.   The Workshop will include a combination of presentations, exercises and a case study to illustrate common cap table mathematics a startup and its investors must consider. Among the important topics to be illuminated are the impacts of: valuation, liquidation preferences, anti-dilution terms, convertible notes, and option pools & vesting.

The seminar is hosted by Eric Thome (Director of VentureSouth Charleston) and run by Matt Dunbar (Managing Director of VentureSouth and Board member of the Angel Capital Association).

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CSR Angels Workshop: Angel Investing 101 (for Woodside residents only)
Sep
20
5:00 PM17:00

CSR Angels Workshop: Angel Investing 101 (for Woodside residents only)

Sign up here. Review the flyer here.

Aiken’s angel investment group, CSR Angels, invites you to a free educational event exclusively for members of Woodside Plantation.

Interested in learning about "angel investing” and how to invest in businesses in Aiken and across South Carolina?

Peter Buckley (Aiken resident, SCORE mentor, and former investment banker) and Paul Newsom (USC Aiken Associate Professor of Finance and Woodside resident) will be leading the workshop, in partnership with VentureSouth (the largest angel investment group in South Carolina).

Sign up here, or RSVP directly to Peter Buckley - peter@csrangels.com

 

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UCAN Lunch & Learn
Sep
15
12:00 PM12:00

UCAN Lunch & Learn

If you've ever wanted to learn more about how to become an angel investor, please join us for a UCAN Lunch & Learn on Tuesday, September 5. We'll provide lunch, along with an overview of angel investing and the particulars of membership in the Upstate Carolina Angel Network, where we strive to: Make Money. Have Fun. Do Good.

Seating is limited, so please register today!

Note: Due to SEC regulations, membership in UCAN is limited to accredited investors

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VentureSouth Piedmont - September Meetings
Sep
14
11:30 AM11:30

VentureSouth Piedmont - September Meetings

VentureSouth Piedmont logo

Please join VentureSouth Piedmont for its September kickoff meetings to learn more about the group.

The group is meeting in Winston-Salem from 11:30-1:30 pm and Greensboro from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Each meeting will begin with an introduction to VS Piedmont, its goals, and VentureSouth's track record and operations, and will be followed by a full member (and guest) meeting, to see the companies currently in the VentureSouth pitching and diligence pipeline.

Please RSVP through EventBrite here:

September 14 - Winston-Salem lunch meeting

September 14 - Greensboro evening meeting

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UCAN Lunch & Learn
Sep
5
12:00 PM12:00

UCAN Lunch & Learn

If you've ever wanted to learn more about how to become an angel investor, please join us for a UCAN Lunch & Learn on Tuesday, September 5. We'll provide lunch, along with an overview of angel investing and the particulars of membership in the Upstate Carolina Angel Network, where we strive to: Make Money. Have Fun. Do Good.

Seating is limited, so please RSVP today!

Note: Due to SEC regulations, membership in UCAN is limited to accredited investors.

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Electric City Angels - potential member interest meeting
Jun
14
8:00 AM08:00

Electric City Angels - potential member interest meeting

Interested in learning more about angel investing in Anderson? Please join us to hear about Electric City Angels from the leaders of the group and current members.

We will tell you more about angel investing, how Electric City Angels works, our successes and challenges, and how you could be involved. Please RSVP to attend.

Please join us the following week Electric City Angel's June member meeting.

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Asheville Angels Workshop: Cap Tables
Jun
13
8:30 AM08:30

Asheville Angels Workshop: Cap Tables

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Entrepreneurs face many challenges when raising capital for their startup ventures. 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 – so the founder needs to develop a deep understanding of the mathematics of capitalization tables. Likewise, early stage investors need to be fluent in the structures of cap tables to understand the impact on their potential returns from current and future rounds of funding.

The Asheville Angels Cap Table Workshop offers entrepreneurs and investors alike a practical education in understanding the details of cap tables through the lifecycle of a startup venture. The Workshop will include a combination of presentations, exercises and a case study to illustrate common cap table mathematics a startup and its investors must consider. Among the important topics to be illuminated are the impacts of: valuation, liquidation preferences, anti-dilution terms, convertible notes, and option pools & vesting.

The seminar is hosted by Josh Dorfman (Director of Asheville Angels) and run by Matt Dunbar (Managing Director of VentureSouth and Board member of the Angel Capital Association).

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VentureSouth Charleston Workshop: Intro to Early Stage Term Sheets
May
24
12:00 PM12:00

VentureSouth Charleston Workshop: Intro to Early Stage Term Sheets

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Interested in raising money from investors for your startup company? Or interested in making investments into exciting new opportunities? If so, you need to understand the term sheets that govern investments in companies.

This workshop provides an introduction to help you get started. Paul Clark (Managing Director of VentureSouth) and Eric Home (Director of VentureSouth Charleston), the workshop will provide investors and entrepreneurs with the skills and resources they need to understand the key features of the investment term sheets they use.

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CSR Angels: Intro to Early Stage Term Sheets
Apr
27
12:00 PM12:00

CSR Angels: Intro to Early Stage Term Sheets

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Interested in raising money from investors for your startup company? Or interested in making investments into exciting new opportunities? If so, you need to understand the term sheets that govern investments in companies.

This workshop provides an introduction to help you get started. Paul Clark (Managing Director of VentureSouth) and Peter Buckley (Director of CSR Angels in Aiken and Augusta), the workshop will provide investors and entrepreneurs with the skills and resources they need to understand the key features of the investment term sheets they use.

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UCAN Open House & Portfolio Update
Apr
5
4:00 PM16:00

UCAN Open House & Portfolio Update

If you've ever wanted to learn more about how to become an angel investor, please join us for a UCAN Open House on Wednesday, April 5.  We'll provide an overview of angel investing and discuss the particulars of membership in the Upstate Carolina Angel Network, where we strive to: Make Money. Have Fun. Do Good.  

Following the angel investing overview, we will hear business updates from several of the local portfolio companies in which UCAN has invested. 

Seating is limited, so please RSVP today

Note: Due to SEC regulations, membership in UCAN and attendance at the event is limited to accredited investors.  

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Electric City Angels - potential member "interest meeting"
Mar
15
8:00 AM08:00

Electric City Angels - potential member "interest meeting"

Interested in learning more about angel investing in Anderson? Please join us at the Bleckley Inn to hear about Electric City Angels from the leaders of the group and current members.

We will tell you more about angel investing, how Electric City Angels works, our successes and challenges, and how you could be involved. Please RSVP to attend.

Please join us the following week Electric City Angel's March member meeting.

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Asheville Angels workshop: early stage deal terms
Mar
1
12:00 PM12:00

Asheville Angels workshop: early stage deal terms

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Interested in raising money from investors for your startup company? Or interested in making investments into exciting new opportunities? If so, you need to understand the term sheets that govern investments in companies.

This workshop provides an introduction to help you get started. Run by Josh Dorfman (Director of Asheville Angels) and Paul Clark (Managing Director of VentureSouth), the workshop will provide investors and entrepreneurs with the skills and resources they need to understand the key features of the investment term sheets they use.

Sign up here.

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VentureSouth workshop: How to Pitch to Investors - The Midlands
Feb
28
10:00 AM10:00

VentureSouth workshop: How to Pitch to Investors - The Midlands

Please sign up here.

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 Charlie Banks, a Managing Director of VentureSouth and leader of Capital Angels, the Midland's angel investment group, as he provides an overview of pitching to VentureSouth angel groups. We'll cover our process and what we look for in an investment opportunity, and how to deliver your pitch to whomever your investors are.

Following the workshop we can meet with attendees to provide more personalized feedback on pitch ideas.

Special thanks to EngenuitySC for co-hosting!

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VentureSouth Charlotte - February meeting
Feb
22
4:00 PM16:00

VentureSouth Charlotte - February meeting

Please join us as VentureSouth Charlotte meets for its first February meeting.

For more information and to RSVP, go here.

When: Wednesday, February 22, 2016 from 4:00PM to 6:00 PM

Where: Packard Place, 222 S Church St, Charlotte, NC 28202 - View Map

Parking options: There are parking decks on W 4th St and metered parking around Romare Bearden Park.

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VentureSouth workshop: How to pitch to investors - Charleston
Jan
25
11:30 AM11:30

VentureSouth workshop: How to pitch to investors - Charleston

  • Clemson University's Zucker Family Graduate Education Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please sign up here.

Preparing your business for investors, and learning how to pitch to them, can be crucial for the growth of your company.

Please join Paul Clark, a Managing Director of VentureSouth, and Eric Thome, Director of Charleston's Lowcountry Angels, as we provide an overview of pitching to VentureSouth 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 pitch.

Lunch will be provided, and following the first hour we are happy to meet with attendees individually to provide more personalized feedback on pitch ideas.

Please sign up here.

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Jan
18
4:00 PM16:00

VentureSouth - Charlotte January meeting

Please join us as VentureSouth Charlotte meets for its first meeting in 2017.

For more information and to RSVP, go here.

When: Wednesday, January 18, 2016 from 4:00PM to 6:00 PM

Where: Packard Place, 222 S Church St, Charlotte, NC 28202 - View Map

Parking options: There are parking decks on W 4th St and metered parking around Romare Bearden Park.

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Electric City Angels - potential member "interest meetings"
Jan
13
8:00 AM08:00

Electric City Angels - potential member "interest meetings"

Interested in learning more about angel investing in Anderson? Please join us at the Bleckley Inn to hear about Electric City Angels from the leaders of the group and current members.

We will tell you more about angel investing, how Electric City Angels works, our successes and goals for 2017, and how you could be involved. Please RSVP to attend.

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VentureSouth - Charlotte November meeting
Nov
17
3:00 PM15:00

VentureSouth - Charlotte November meeting

Please join us as VentureSouth Charlotte meets for its November Meeting.

For more information and to RSVP, go here.

When: Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 3:00 PM (for new and potential member orientation); or 4:00PM to 6:00 PM (member meeting)

Where: Charlotte Chamber of Commerce - Wells/Duke Conference Room 330 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 - View Map

Parking options: There is a parking deck behind the building and metered parking around Romare Bearden Park.

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