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The First Dollar: Raising Venture Capital for Your Startup

May 20 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

A CCEDC Breakfast Briefing Presented by the Ideas x Innovation Network (i2n)

Most company founders don’t start as experienced fundraisers. So, how does a first-time founder raise venture capital? Join us as three local founders share the story of their recent fundraising journey. This program will let aspiring entrepreneurs and startup veterans share ideas, experiences, and questions. Attendees will hear, in the entrepreneur panel’s own words, about:

  • Getting started. How did you decide you needed outside investment? How do you create the initial momentum to generate investor interest?
  • Common mistakes & pitfalls. What do you know now that you wish you knew then?
  • Timing & key steps. How did customer traction, product development, and other milestones coincide with funding progress?

Who Should Attend:

  • Startups, especially first-time founders with little or no fundraising experience
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs, or those thinking about starting a new venture
  • Those interested in supporting or connecting with the local innovation & startup community



8:30 – 9 a.m. Registration & Networking

9 – 10 a.m. Panel Discussion

10 – 10:30 a.m. Q&A and Networking


May 20
8:30 am - 10:30 am
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Chester County Economic Development Council
737 Constitution Drive
Exton, PA 19341 United States
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