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Fundamentals of Early Stage Financing:
Taking you through the first couple of round

Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Time: 8:00–10:00 a.m.
Location: IdeaHUb at Hofstra University, Joan & Donald E. Axinn Library, Room 246, 123 Hofstra Blvd., Hempstead, NY 11549
Contact: Tasha King


Startups are in a constant state of capital raising. Join us for a roundtable exploration and discussion intended to de-mystify the fundraising process and offer you sound advice from the front lines of the startup community. We’ll hit on key points, including:

  • How much and when? Establishing the capital raising “game plan”
  • Finding investors and understanding what they’re looking for
  • Making sense of convertible debt, equity and valuations
  • Balancing control and the financial needs of your business

Let’s keep the conversation going! Mark your calendar for our next Hot Topics for Startups programs:

  • “Principals” of Mindfulness: Protecting your companies and yourselves when raising money—June 15


  • Mark Lesko, Executive Dean, Hofstra University Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Allan H. Cohen, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Jeffrey Leventhal, Venture Partner, BOLDstart Ventures; Co-Founder & Board Member, Work Market
  • Dan Polner, Incubator Advocate, Stony Brook University Office of Economic Development


  • John Kominicki, Publisher & Editor in Chief, Innovate Long Island


8:00 a.m. Registration and breakfast
8:30–10:00 a.m. Panel