Upcoming Events

TCN offers world-class educational programming essential to the Boston area's community of entrepreneurs and investors, with a curriculum designed to provide a solid understanding of early-stage company financing. TCN Programs are a mix of formal and informal skill building combined with opportunities to connect with entrepreneurs, investors and sponsors.

If you have any questions about these or other upcoming TCN events, please contact Sam Hammar at sam@thecapitalnetwork.org.

Upcoming events

    • 04 Dec 2014
    • 12:15 PM - 2:30 PM
    • CIC, Coronet City room, 101 Main St, Cambridge, MA
    • 15

    Blood, sweat, and tears were just the beginning. Now, you have to tell your story and sell someone on your startup.

    You only have a few minutes to get an investor's attention and convey the essence of your business concisely and convincingly. Don't let a few words (or lengthy ones) trip you up. Join us for this intimate, hands-on, peer pitch practice workshop to get polished and ready to talk to investors about your business.

    We'll give you the lowdown on what to include in a three-minute version of your pitch.

    Then you will have the opportunity to practice your pitch in front of the group and get real-time feedback from experts and fellow entrepreneurs. (So BYOLaptop with pitch deck ready to go!)

    You will leave with a better rehearsed story about your company that would make anyone, especially investors, want to hear more.


    Experts -

    Pete McDonald, Silicon Valley Bank

    Stuart Paap, Wells Fargo Advisors





    • 16 Dec 2014
    • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Constant Contact, 1601 Trapelo Rd, Waltham, MA
    • 9

    One of the first questions people ask when they start down the path of investment is "what is my company worth?" There are many ways to come to this answer, and the investors have their own way of looking at it. 
     
    Join us for a hands on case study of valuing companies from the investor perspective. Is the goal really for the highest investment possible? What's the smartest way to approach your valuation as you inject capital into your business. 

    Please note that TCN events are open to entrepreneurs and investors only, or approved guests of TCN. Service providers of any type must join TCN as a Sponsor. For more information, please contact Meredith Sandiford (meredith@thecapitalnetwork.org) for details.

    Thanks to our sponsor:

      


    • 16 Dec 2014
    • 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 1 Federal St Boston, MA 02110
    • 15
    This limited seat members-only luncheon brings some of Boston’s most experienced attorneys to provide 2 hours of deep instruction to entrepreneurs struggling to understand the complexity of high growth investments.  Sample terms sheets will be provided and analyzed.  This program is a fantastic follow up opportunity to those attending the prior Angel & Venture Financing Roundtable.

    Working lunch programs are hosted by TCN's professional service sponsors to provide tactical level information designed to accelerate the fundraising process.



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    Please note that TCN events are open to entrepreneurs and investors only, or approved guests of TCN. Service providers of any type must join TCN as a Sponsor. For more information, please contact Meredith Sandiford (meredith@thecapitalnetwork.org) for details.

Past events

20 Nov 2014 Build and Keep an Investable Team
18 Nov 2014 TCN Life Science Venture Fast Track
06 Nov 2014 Get Your (Financial) House in Order
23 Oct 2014 TCN UpStart Roundtable at the Venture Cafe
14 Oct 2014 Apply for Angel Funding with an Investor’s Perspective
02 Oct 2014 Know Your Valuation for Equity Compensation (And Avoid the Perils of 409A)
25 Sep 2014 TCN UpStart Roundtable at the Venture Cafe
23 Sep 2014 Let's Talk About Sales: Understanding the Five Customer-Funded Business Models
18 Sep 2014 Calculate Financial Projections for Investment Presentations
11 Sep 2014 Come to Terms with Angel & Venture Term Sheets
04 Sep 2014 Build a Cap Table and Understand the Dilution Impact of Early-Stage Investment
28 Aug 2014 TCN UpStart Roundtable at the Venture Cafe
12 Aug 2014 Beyond the Crowd: The Whole JOBS Act Implications for Entrepreneurs and Investors
07 Aug 2014 Pitch Perfectly Workshop
24 Jul 2014 TCN UpStart Roundtable at the Venture Cafe
22 Jul 2014 Signing Your First Investor: Seed Financing & Navigating Convertible Debt
17 Jul 2014 Build and Keep an Investable Team
10 Jul 2014 Get Your (Financial) House in Order
24 Jun 2014 Buy Me: Stories from the M&A Frontline
19 Jun 2014 Apply for Angel Funding with an Investor’s Perspective
17 Jun 2014 Dutch Life Science Startups Testing Their Pitch in Boston’s Ecosystem
12 Jun 2014 Know Your Valuation for Equity Compensation (And Avoid the Perils of 409A)
28 May 2014 TCN Venture Fast Track
15 May 2014 Calculate Financial Projections for Investment Presentations
08 May 2014 Dilution II: Building Your Cap Table on Capshare
01 May 2014 Understand the Dilution Impact of Early-Stage Investment
17 Apr 2014 Come to Terms with Angel & Venture Term Sheets
15 Apr 2014 Corporate Strategic Partnerships
11 Apr 2014 Understand the Dilution Impact of Early-Stage Investment
03 Apr 2014 Pitch Perfectly Workshop
25 Mar 2014 From Zero to Sixty: The One-Minute Pitch Practice
20 Mar 2014 Build and Keep an Investable Team
06 Mar 2014 Get Your (Financial) House in Order
25 Feb 2014 The XX Factor: The Exponential Female Advantage for Startups
20 Feb 2014 Apply for Angel Funding with an Investor’s Perspective
18 Feb 2014 Developing an Effective IP Strategy: From an Idea to a Blockbuster Science
13 Feb 2014 Know Your Valuation for Equity Compensation (And Avoid the Perils of 409A)
30 Jan 2014 Building Your Cap Table with Capshare
21 Jan 2014 TCN Life Science Venture Fast Track
16 Jan 2014 Calculate Financial Projections for Investment Presentations
09 Jan 2014 Understand the Dilution Impact of Early-Stage Investment
19 Dec 2013 Come to Terms with Angel & Venture Term Sheets
05 Dec 2013 Know Your Numbers
21 Nov 2013 Build an Entire Investable Team
14 Nov 2013 Get Your (Financial) House in Order
12 Nov 2013 Pull Yourself Up By Your Bootstraps
24 Oct 2013 TCN Venture Fast Track
22 Oct 2013 Apply for Angel Funding with an Investor’s Perspective
03 Oct 2013 Know Your Valuation for Equity Compensation (And Avoid the Perils of 409A)
26 Sep 2013 TCN UpStart Roundtable at the Venture Cafe
19 Sep 2013 Calculate Financial Projections for Investment Presentations
17 Sep 2013 Just About Everything You Need to Know About Funding Your Startup: the Accelerated Version
11 Sep 2013 Building Your Cap Table with Capshare
04 Sep 2013 Expert Lunch: Understanding the Dilution Impact of Early Stage Investment
22 Aug 2013 TCN UpStart Roundtable at the Venture Cafe
15 Aug 2013 Expert Lunch: Angel & Venture Term Sheets
02 Aug 2013 Expert Lunch: Debt Financing Options: Working Capital, Factoring, Leasing and Venture Debt
25 Jul 2013 TCN UpStart Roundtable at the Venture Cafe
24 Jul 2013 Women Helping Women in Entrepreneurship at MassChallenge
18 Jul 2013 Get Your (financial) House in Order
10 Jul 2013 Building an Entire Investable Team
28 Jun 2013 Expert Lunch: Understanding the Dilution Impact of Early Stage Investment
27 Jun 2013 TCN UpStart Roundtable at the Venture Cafe
18 Jun 2013 TCN Venture Fast Track
30 May 2013 TCN UpStart Roundtable at the Venture Cafe
22 May 2013 Expert Lunch: Utilizing Your IP to Access Funding
21 May 2013 How to plan for an M&A exit before and after early-stage equity financing
10 May 2013 Expert Lunch - Founder Equity Issues: Structuring Founder Relationships, Stockholder Agreements and Choice of Entity
30 Apr 2013 Expert Lunch: Understanding valuation for equity compensation and avoiding the perils of 409A
30 Apr 2013 Funding Options
25 Apr 2013 TCN UpStart Roundtable at the Venture Cafe
24 Apr 2013 Regulatory 101
11 Apr 2013 Expert Lunch: Understanding the Dilution Impact of Early Stage Investment
28 Mar 2013 TCN UpStart Roundtable at the Venture Cafe
27 Mar 2013 Expert Lunch: Tips from the Experts on How to Use Gust to Raise Capital
27 Mar 2013 Breakfast Roundtable: Understanding Crowdfunding for Investors & Entrepreneurs
06 Mar 2013 Expert Lunch: Angel & Venture Term Sheets
01 Mar 2013 Expert Lunch: IP for Life Science Companies
28 Feb 2013 TCN UpStart Roundtable at the Venture Cafe
12 Feb 2013 TCN Life Science Venture Fast Track
22 Jan 2013 From Zero to Sixty: The one-minute pitch practice with investors
17 Jan 2013 TCN UpStart Roundtable at the Venture Cafe
14 Dec 2012 Expert Lunch: Transitioning from Seed to Venture Capital
12 Dec 2012 Breakfast Roundtable: Pitching the Plan
05 Dec 2012 TCN’s Annual Women’s Breakfast: To be rich or to be queen- Our Founder's Dilemmas
29 Nov 2012 Expert Lunch: Company Valuation Metrics and Analysis
27 Nov 2012 Expert Lunch: IP for Mobile Technology
15 Nov 2012 TCN UpStart Roundtable at the Venture Cafe
14 Nov 2012 Breakfast Roundtable: Negotiation and Valuation
09 Nov 2012 Expert Lunch: Debt Financing Options: Working Capital, Factoring, Leasing and Venture Debt
05 Nov 2012 TCN Mobile Fast Track
25 Oct 2012 TCN UpStart Roundtable at the Venture Cafe
24 Oct 2012 Expert Lunch - Founder Equity Issues: Structuring Founder Relationships, Stockholder Agreements and Choice of Entity
16 Oct 2012 Breakfast Roundtable: Building a High Growth Business for Angel and Venture Capital
27 Sep 2012 TCN UpStart Roundtable at the Venture Cafe
18 Sep 2012 Financial Projections for Presentations
13 Sep 2012 Funding Options Deep Dive - Consumer Products
12 Sep 2012 Funding Options Deep Dive - High Growth Companies
11 Sep 2012 Funding Options Deep Dive - Social Impact and Non-profit
05 Sep 2012 Evening Roundtable: Funding Options
23 Aug 2012 TCN UpStart Roundtable at the Venture Cafe
15 Aug 2012 Building a Fundable Team
25 Jul 2012 Women Helping Women in Entrepreneurship at MassChallenge
19 Jul 2012 TCN UpStart Roundtable at the Venture Cafe
21 Jun 2012 TCN UpStart Roundtable at the Venture Cafe
13 Jun 2012 Build TEST Learn
06 Jun 2012 Math for Startups: Accounting, Bookkeeping, and Finance in preparation for funding
24 May 2012 TCN UpStart Roundtable at the Venture Cafe
23 May 2012 Surfing the Wave - What the Heck is Crowdfunding Anyway?
16 May 2012 Expert Lunch: Maximizing Value Through IP
09 May 2012 Expert Lunch: Transitioning from Seed to Venture Capital
26 Apr 2012 TCN UpStart Roundtable at the Venture Cafe
18 Apr 2012 Expert Lunch: Understanding the Dilution Impact of Early Stage Investment
10 Apr 2012 TCN Venture Fast Track
22 Mar 2012 TCN UpStart Roundtable at the Venture Cafe
13 Mar 2012 Breakfast Roundtable: Pitching the Plan
07 Mar 2012 Expert Lunch: Angel & Venture Term Sheets
23 Feb 2012 TCN UpStart Roundtable at the Venture Cafe
15 Feb 2012 Expert Lunch: Company Valuation Metrics and Analysis
14 Feb 2012 Breakfast Roundtable: Angel and Venture Capital Term Sheets
26 Jan 2012 TCN UpStart Roundtable at the Venture Cafe
25 Jan 2012 Evening Roundtable: Negotiation and Valuation
17 Jan 2012 Expert Lunch: When is Venture Capital Right for Your Early Stage Company?
11 Jan 2012 Expert Lunch: UNDERSTANDING D&O INSURANCE AND INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENTS
16 Dec 2011 Special Event: Minute to Win It - Nailing the One-Minute Pitch
15 Dec 2011 TCN UpStart Roundtable at the Venture Cafe
07 Dec 2011 Expert Lunch: Funding Through IP Licensing
01 Dec 2011 Expert Lunch - Founder Equity Issues: Structuring Founder Relationships, Stockholder Agreements and Choice of Entity
30 Nov 2011 Women's Entrepreneurship Breakfast: Catalyzing Growth
15 Nov 2011 Expert Lunch: Financial Accounting 101 for Life Science Entrepreneurs
08 Nov 2011 TCN Life Science Venture Fast Track
01 Nov 2011 Expert Lunch: Debt Financing Options: Working Capital, Factoring, Leasing and Venture Debt
20 Oct 2011 TCN UpStart Roundtable at the Venture Cafe
19 Oct 2011 Breakfast Roundtable: Building a High Growth Business for Angel and Venture Capital
27 Sep 2011 Mobile Lunch Program: Current Investment Trends in Mobile #TCNmobile
22 Sep 2011 TCN UpStart Roundtable at the Venture Cafe
13 Sep 2011 Expert Lunch: Equity Compensation and the Perils of 409A
07 Sep 2011 Evening Roundtable: Funding Options
18 Aug 2011 TCN UpStart Roundtable at the Venture Cafe
10 Aug 2011 Expert Lunch: Tips from the Experts on How to Use Angelsoft to Raise Capital
03 Aug 2011 Expert Lunch: Financial Projections for Presentations – Advanced Class
21 Jul 2011 TCN UpStart Roundtable at the Venture Cafe
19 Jul 2011 Expert Lunch: Understanding the Dilution Impact of Early Stage Investment
27 Jun 2011 Expert Lunch: Maximizing Value Through IP
21 Jun 2011 Expert Lunch: Financial Accounting 101 for Life Science Entrepreneurs
21 Jun 2011 Breakfast Roundtable: Preparing for Growth & Exit During Fundraising
16 Jun 2011 Networking for Fundraising Success with TCN
07 Jun 2011 TCN Venture Fast Track
26 May 2011 TCN UpStart Roundtable at the Venture Cafe
11 May 2011 Evening Roundtable: Understanding Clean Tech Financing - From Angel/VC to Project Finance
28 Apr 2011 TCN UpStart Roundtable at the Venture Cafe
27 Apr 2011 Expert Lunch: When is Venture Capital Right for Your Early Stage Company?
26 Apr 2011 TCN Life Science Venture Fast Track
12 Apr 2011 Breakfast Roundtable: Raising Capital While Maximizing Founders Equity
05 Apr 2011 Start-Me-Up Legal Advice Lunch Part 4 (STUDENTS ONLY)
05 Apr 2011 Expert Lunch: Company Valuation Metrics and Analysis
01 Apr 2011 Hands-on QuickBooks Workshop for Entrepreneurs
31 Mar 2011 TCN UpStart Roundtable at the Venture Cafe
30 Mar 2011 Expert Lunch: Transitioning from Seed to Venture Capital
22 Mar 2011 Start-Me-Up Legal Advice Lunch Part 3 (STUDENTS ONLY)
08 Mar 2011 Business Basics: Common Pitfalls and How To Avoid Them
10 Feb 2011 Expert Lunch: Utilizing Your IP to Access Funding
09 Feb 2011 Evening Roundtable: Negotiation and Valuation
19 Jan 2011 Expert Lunch: Understanding Debt Term Sheets
11 Jan 2011 Breakfast Roundtable: Pitching the Plan
15 Dec 2010 Expert Lunch: Understanding the Dilution Impact of Early Stage Investment
07 Dec 2010 Expert Lunch: Maximizing Value Through IP
01 Dec 2010 Women's Entrepreneurship Breakfast: Catalyzing Growth
17 Nov 2010 Expert Lunch: Financial Projections for Presentations – Advanced Class
16 Nov 2010 Start-Me-Up Legal Advice Lunch Part 2 (STUDENTS ONLY)
09 Nov 2010 TCN Venture Fast Track
26 Oct 2010 Breakfast Roundtable: Life Science Licensing - Opportunities, Challenges and Traps for the Unwary
21 Oct 2010 Expert Lunch: Angel & Venture Term Sheets
12 Oct 2010 Breakfast Roundtable: Angel Group and Venture Capital Term Sheets
29 Sep 2010 Expert Lunch: Mobile App or Mobile Company (with Mobile Mondays)
28 Sep 2010 Start-Me-Up Legal Advice Lunch Part 1 (STUDENTS ONLY)
07 Sep 2010 Evening Roundtable: Funding Options -- What is the Right Path for You?
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