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We kicked off spring with a Capital Raise Bootcamp!
On March 2, the Technology Venture Studio hosted the Capital Raise Bootcamp, giving founders raising capital the chance to dig in to some critical aspects of raising funds. The daylong intensive boot camp ended with a panel of local founders who have successfully raised capital to grow their businesses.
If you’d like to learn more about raising capital for your business, check out these resources: ELEVATIONLAB's Pitching to Investors through the Missouri SBDC at UMKC and Equipped for Equity through the Enterprise Center in Johnson County.
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ELEVATIONLAB Pitching to Investors: 4:30 - 7 p.m. March 30, $49: Learn about what investors need to know and before making an investment in a startup. Register for this virtual event by 5 p.m. March 29. Register here.
UMKC's Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation is hosting its annual startup pitch competition this spring, the Regnier Venture Creation Challenge. Entrants will compete for more than $85,000 in cash prizes. Explore the materials and visit the site for more information. Submit your entry by April 2.
- ELEVATIONLAB Winning Federal Research Grants: SBIR/STTR Workshop 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. April 11, $49: Get an introductory look at how to find, apply and create strategies to gain funding for your growing technology business. Register for the virtual event here.
The Missouri Technology Corporation is now accepting applications for its IDEA Fund Co-Investment Programs, which provide financing to businesses through components that correspond to the stages of growth for investment-grade, high-growth enterprises. The deadline for the July funding cycle is 11:59 p.m. April 12.
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If you want to learn about early-stage deals or are seeking early-stage capital, learn more about Capital Match here.
Do you know someone who wants to support local tech startups as a mentor, advisor or funder? We can help get them plugged in. Have them send us a note today.
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