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Do you want to invest in startups or seek out investors for your company but find startup funding + “Angel Investing” confusing?

On Friday, October 19 from 12-1 PM, hear Laura Burkemper explain the basics and breakdown the complexities of Startup Funding + Angel Investing “101.”

Who should attend:

  • Corporate Innovators

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Potential Investors / Philanthropists

You’ll learn the process, terminology and basics of 1) startup funding 2) pitching 3) investing in startups and innovative ideas.

We’ll cover:

  • The Continuum of Money (3F’s, Angels, VC’s, IPO | Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds)

  • Accredited vs Non-Accredited Investors and why both are important

  • The Jobs Act and crowdfunding

  • Understanding the risks, rewards and time horizons

  • The 12 things to look for before making an investment (or when pitching for funding)

Lunch provided by BRIO Tuscan Grille!

RISE Member Price: $20
Non-Member Price: $40

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Meet the Presenter:
Laura Burkemper serves as Founder and Managing Director of The Catalyst Center since 2011 and has consulted in the areas of business strategy and brand strategy for 500+ emerging and established businesses from around the world. Local, national, and international companies hire Laura to strategize their future, build their brand and grow their revenues. Laura has led corporate brand + marketing strategy for three of the world’s largest “start-ups turned grown-ups” including Express Scripts, McDonald’s Corporation, and Coca-Cola. Laura earned her MBA from Saint Louis University in International Business, where she is in her ninth year as a Senior Adjunct Professor, teaching graduate courses in “Corporate Innovation, as well as, New Venture Feasibility Analysis aka Shark Tank.” Lastly, Laura is an investor in 31 global startups and serves as a lead mentor + advisor to accelerators in
St. Louis, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley.