We are now 8 weeks into our 2017 program and our focus last week was on pitching and raising capital! This week we said goodbye to our amazing interns, Kaitlyn, Ben, Elisabeth and Tu as they head back to school!
Here is what we were up to:
Tuesday we had lunch catered by Buca Di Beppos and watched pitches from previous Demo Days! We want our cohort to be as prepared as possible come October 10th!
Wednesday evening we went to “Startup Funding 101: How to Raise Capital for Your Idea” where we were able to hear Wendy Lea, the CEO of Cintrifuse and Michael Hiles, the Managing Director of The Founders Institute discuss how startup funding works, what you need to do before trying to raise funding, and where you can go to get it!!
Thursday we had our companies practice pitching! As well as having one of our mentors Tarek Kamil, founder and CEO of Cerkl come do a Q&A with us about his experience as an entrepreneur/founder and what it was like for him to go through an accelerator. Thursday evening we had a lovely going away party catered by Queen City Whip for our amazing interns!