What is the most effective process that a startup should follow to seek funding? What are the sources and which one is right given the stage of the startup? Should one approach Angels investors, VCs or seek crowd-funding or Accelerators? How do you negotiate with the investors? What is the role that a Board of Directors plays? What exactly do you need to have before you should approach investors?
These questions and myriad others will be explained in simple language to anyone hoping to chart their own course by starting a business
Organized by Naeem Zafar '81 BCSV Board Member.
Naeem Zafar has been teaching Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of California, Berkeley since 2005. He is also a Professor of the Practice at Brown University. Naeem is also a serial entrepreneur and currently the co-founder and CEO of TeleSense, a company creating a solution in the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) space. Previously he co-founded and served as the CEO of Bitzer Mobile, an enterprise security and mobility company that was acquired by Oracle in November 2013. His first job out of Brown University with a degree in electrical engineering was to design chips and electronic systems. Naeem has authored five books on entrepreneurship on topics ranging from conducting market research to seeking the right funding to successful ways to start a business. Information can be found on www.NaeemZafar.com.