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

    • 18 Sep 2014
    • 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
    • MassChallenge, 21 Drydock Ave, 6th Floor, Boston
    • 1

    Join our experts in an overview discussion of financial projections. Learn the key metrics that will get investors to notice you, as well as those that will get you rejected. If you have no idea where to begin with your financial projections, this program is for you.

    Experts -

    Heather Onstott, Launch Capital

    Heather Shanahan, Venture Advisors 




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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 Sam Hammar (sam@thecapitalnetwork.org) for details.

    • 23 Sep 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Bingham McCutchen, 1 Federal St, Boston
    • 18

    A widely accepted notion in entrepreneurship circles is that the way to start and grow a thriving business is to come up with a great “idea”, write a great business plan, raise capital from angels or VCs, flawlessly execute the plan, and (Voila!) get rich! But it hardly ever happens this way.

    The most cash-efficient entrepreneurs sometimes get their growth funding not from investors, but from their customers. Angel or venture capital can come later, once some customer traction is in hand. By doing it this way, they (and often their early investors) will end up owning more of their companies.

    Professor Mullins is coming across the pond to teach entrepreneurs and investors alike the five customer-funded business models to put to work to fund their start-ups or grow their companies with some local rock star exemplars as case studies.

    It’ll be very academic. (Beer and wine will follow.)

    Speakers:

    John Mullins, London Business School

    Greg Selkoe, Karmaloop

    Thanks to our sponsor:


    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 Sam Hammar (sam@thecapitalnetwork.org) for details.

    • 25 Sep 2014
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Venture Cafe, Cambridge Innovation Center, One Broadway, 5th Floor, Cambridge

    TCN UpStart Roundtables are monthly gatherings at the Venture Cafe that bring together Boston-area early-stage startups and seasoned entrepreneurs. This free series with The Capital Network, Venture Cafe, and Silicon Valley Bank is a great opportunity for you to ask burning questions about starting a company and meet other like-minded entrepreneurs in a casual cafe setting.

    Speaker coming soon!

    Pre-registration is not required to attend the TCN UpStart Roundtable series, but we do appreciate knowing in advance how many people to expect.



    • 02 Oct 2014
    • 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Constant Contact, 1601 Trapelo Rd, Waltham, MA
    • 12

    If you are a CEO or a CFO of a high growth startup, it is vital to understand how to value your company correctly.

    Here is a quick list of questions this lunch will help you answer:

    Do you offer or are you planning to offer your employees stock options?  Do you know the difference between ISOs and non-ISOs?  Do you understand the general valuation concepts and approaches that the IRS has outlined, especially as they apply to early-stage companies?  Did you know that if you run afoul of the 409A rules, your employees could have an unpleasant tax surprise and that some of that responsibility could revert back to you as the employer?  Do you know if and when you need to engage an outside expert to assist with a valuation? 

    Experts -

    Scott Goodwin, Wolf & Co

    Alicia Amaral, Scalar Analytics

    This is a limited seat lunch to teach issues of valuation for equity compensation and ask specific questions about your company’s needs.

    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 Sam Hammar (sam@thecapitalnetwork.org) for details.

    Thanks to our sponsor:

      


    • 14 Oct 2014
    • 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Constant Contact 1601 Trapelo Rd, Waltham, MA
    • 14

    Not all angel groups are created equal. Hear from the leaders of the top angel groups in Boston on where to begin when you are approaching angel groups. Learn what to expect when you approach angel groups and how to make your application and pitch stand out.


    Questions answered will include:
    How do you approach angel groups?
    What are the most important parts of the application?

    What is the best way to prepare for your pitch to an angel group? 


     

    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 Sam Hammar (sam@thecapitalnetwork.org) for details.



Past events

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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