Furthering its mission to prepare entrepreneurs to raise capital, the Wayne Brown Institute (WBI) today announced its final "How to Raise Money in Utah" seminar of the year will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2006 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Neumont University in South Jordan, Utah.
Venture experts Brad Bertoch (WBI), Chris Anderson (Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll), Nick Efstratis (Wasatch Venture Fund) and Darren Lee (NextPage, Inc.), will each address the key elements of raising money in Utah, including how and when service professionals add value. Following the presentations, an "anything goes" question and answer session will be opened to the audience.
"Raising money is all about establishing credibility with investors," said Brad Bertoch, president and CEO of WBI. "This seminar puts entrepreneurs on the road to building a credible, fundable deal."
Sponsors for the two-hour seminar include the Governor's Office of Economic Development (goed.utah.gov), Manufacturing Extension Partnership (mep.org), Miller Business Innovation Center (slcc.edu/miller/mbic), NASDAQ (nasdaq.com), Neumont University (neumont.edu) and Zion's Bank (zionsbank.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, and attendance is limited. Additional information about WBI, its other events, services and resources can also be found at venturecapital.org.
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