The Wayne Brown Institute (WBI) today announced that its next free "How to Raise Money in Utah" seminar will be held Wednesday July 19, 2006 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Miller Business Innovation Center at Salt Lake Community College.
Entrepreneurship and venture capital experts Ed Ekstrom (vSpring Capital), Tim Hunt (LingoTek) and Randy Johnson (Kirton & McConkie) will give presentations on the basics of fundraising and how and when service professionals add value. Hunt will provide the additional perspective of an entrepreneur who has recently been successful at raising money. An "anything goes" question and answer session will follow the three speakers' remarks.
"Interest in our 'How to Raise Money in Utah' events is steady as ever, which we feel is reflective of today's strong local economy," said Brad Bertoch, president of WBI. "Now is a great time to be doing business in Utah, and these seminars present a tremendous opportunity for both experienced and budding entrepreneurs to gain new insight into effectively raising the capital they need to get their businesses to whatever next level they may be aiming for."
Sponsors for the two-hour seminar include the Governor's Office of Economic Development (goed.utah.gov), Kirton & McConkie (kmclaw.com), LingoTek (lingotek.com), Manufacturing Extension Partnership (mep.org), Miller Business Innovation Center (slcc.edu/miller/mbic), NASDAQ (nasdaq.com), Neumont University (neumont.edu) and vSpring Capital (vspring.com).
Registration for the event is currently available online or by calling Brandon Stoddard at 801-243-0663. There is no cost to attend the workshop, though attendance is limited.
About the Wayne Brown Institute
Located in Salt Lake City, the Wayne Brown Institute is the oldest, most successful non-profit venture capital accelerator in the world and was formed in 1983 by Dr. Wayne S. Brown. It seeks to educate early-stage companies through mentor-based training in the methods of becoming attractive, viable investments for venture capitalists, while creating value-added relationships between entrepreneurs, capital providers and key professionals specializing in equity-backed business. The Wayne Brown Institute is nationally recognized for its expertise in understanding and applying the venture capital funding processes of Silicon Valley to areas that are capital constrained.
Brad Bertoch, Wayne Brown Institute, 801-598-4651, bbertoch[.]venturecapital.org
David Politis, Politis Communications, 801-523-3730(wk)/801-556-8184(cell), dpolitis[.]politis.com or
Curtis Gasser, Politis Communications, 801-523-3730, cgasser[.]politis.com