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Thursday, April 4 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Fundraising For Startups - Getting Equitable Access To Capital

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Join us for this power hour workshop focused on helping historically underserved founders get access to startup capital.


ABOUT THE EVENT
Are you a startup founder who wants to learn more about getting access to capital to grow your business? Or have you already gone through a painful process raising capital and want to do it with more confidence, competence, and control the next time around?
If that sounds like you, you’re going to love this one hour workshop!
Legacy fundraising relies on access and entitlement, rather than skills to win. So what does that mean for those of us who have been excluded from those networks? How do founders with diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, genders and identities gain access to capital?

In this one-hour workshop, you’ll discover:
  • The #1 barrier for founders to get equitable access to capital (and it’s probably not what you think!)
  • The “normal” raise process vs the effective raise process
  • The top 3 things you can start doing *immediately* to build confidence, competence, and capability for your raise
The Equity Capital Collective™ (EqCo - pronounced "echo") offers consulting and training for early and growth-stage startup founders. Our mission is to enable and empower entrepreneurs who have been excluded from access to capital, networks, and resources, such as women, people of color, and LGBTQIA communities.

Our founder community learns a unique tactical and strategic fundraising methodology that develops critical skills and insights and addressing the fundamental internal barriers associated with an unequal experience of entitlement.

Founders gain confidence, competence, and capability as they lead their raise, break open critical influence networks and deliver innovative ventures that embrace a broader community of stakeholders in both investment and returns.

Together, we’re insisting on a more equitable landscape of opportunity and access for a greater diversity of founders.

Drinks and snacks will be provided.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
All founders and future founders who are considering raising capital for their startup.

PRICING
This event is free of charge.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Sara Batterby has spent 20+ years launching and building companies in high growth emerging markets. Sara Batterby founded, funded and built Hifi Farms, one of Oregon's most progressive and visible cannabis brands. Prior to that she spent 20 years building and funding startups in the Bay Area. She has deep expertise on both the founder and investor side of early stage capital having developed portfolio and risk management strategies for seed stage investors and funds. She currently leads The Equity Capital Collective which advises founders and funds on raising money and expands access to capital for women, people of color and LGBTQ founders.

Examples of client achievements after working with Sara:
  • An Oregon biotech company raised $4M in Series A funding - oversubscribed by $1M after 90 days
  • A California cannabis retail company raised 2.2M in seed funding - oversubscribed by $6M
  • An Oregon food and beverage company raised $430k in seed funding - oversubscribed in four months

ABOUT THE EQUITY CAPITAL COLLECTIVE (EqCo)
The Equity Capital Collective™ (EqCo) offers consulting and training for early and growth-stage startup founders. Our mission is to enable and empower entrepreneurs who have been traditionally excluded from access to capital, resources, and networks, such as women, people of color, and LGBTQIA founders.

Through our high-value training and workshops, founders gain confidence, competence, and capability as they lead their raise, break open critical influence networks and deliver innovative ventures that embrace a broader community of stakeholders in both investment and returns.

SCHEDULE
  • 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm    Grab a drink + snack, get settled, and make a friend or two
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Access to Capital Workshop (includes Q+A)
  • 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Make a few more friends and move on to the next Portland Startup Week event

ACCESSIBILITY
This event is in an ADA compliant building with the workshop on the ground floor. Gender neutral restrooms are available.

LEARN MORE
The The Equity Capital Collective™ offers consulting and training for early and growth-stage startup founders.

To learn more about The Equity Capital Collective™, please visit our website at https://equitycapitalcollective.com

Thursday April 4, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Nike Valiant Labs 2350 Northwest York Street, Portland, OR 97210

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