Besides validating an idea with users & building a great product, all startups have to raise money to scale the business.
What are the most productive & effective ways of doing so? How can startups hit the right milestones to raise a seed round of investment successfully?
These are some of the questions we will be discussing with our group of panelists.
*** PANELISTS ***
Andrew Ackerman - Managing Director, Dreamit Ventures
Successful serial entrepreneur, startup mentor, & occasional angel investor.
Andrew runs Dreamit's Edtech Accelerator & sees over 1000 startups each year, selecting fewer than 20 to work with. He works closely with partners (e.g., Penn State, Blackboard) to develop & execute on their strategies for sourcing external innovation & encouraging internal innovation.
Andrew is also a contributing writer for Fortune, AlleyWatch, The 74 Million, etc.
Tommy Nicholas - CEO, Alloy
Tommy is the co-founder of Alloy building the best identity verification APIs on the planet. He also helped build coffitivity.com to 4 million users. UVA 2011.