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Workshop: "Speaking Investorese"

In Brief:

Learn the essentials of mini plans and business plans by hearing examples of the "good, bad, and the ugly" from EI members and faculty. Also, explore ways to express your vision to potential investors. 
2/14 | 5:00 pm | SOM 210


If you have not seen the presentation before, download the lecture slides and/or talk to a friend who has so you'll be up to speed.

  1. TIC Competition Q&A- (5 minutes) Go over any questions you may have on the $50k UMass Amherst Technology Innovation Challenge.
  2. Good, Bad, and Ugly - (10 minutes) We'll show you what to aim for, and what to avoid, in crafting your mini plan.
  3. Workshop - (75 minutes) Audience will break up into groups and, with guidance from EI team members, systematically work through their mini plans.

About our Guest Speaker:

  • Paul G. Silva - In 2000, Paul co-founded software start-up All inPlay. Since then, he raised $250k from angels, pitched to venture capitalists, and launched products that have dramatically improved the quality of life for blind and visually impaired people around the globe. He also runs the River Valley Investors angel investor group in Springfield, helping investors find young companies seeking funding.
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