SHOW ME THE MONEY CONFERENCE + FUNDING EXPO

October 9th at UNC-Asheville

October 10th at Lenoir-Rhyne University

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Day 1 – October 9th

8:30 – 9:00 REGISTRATION

9:00 – 10:00 WELCOME & OPENING KEYNOTE

10:15 – 11:30 BREAKOUT SESSIONS #1

  • Track A – “Financing Your Start-up: Panel”A high-level discussion of the options that entrepreneurs have when pursuing funding.
  • Track B – “Business Expansion Funding: Panel” A high-level discussion of the options that entrepreneurs have in pursuing funding to grow their existing business.
  • Track C – “Are you Investor Material?: Panel” A high-level discussion around what Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists are looking for in business investments, and how to sufficiently evaluate a company as a viable applicant.
  • Track D – “Social Enterprise Models for Non-Profit Sustainability: Workshop” A workshop around the most common Social Enterprise tactics used by innovative non-profits across Appalachia and in the local economies movement around the country.
  • Track E – “Catalyzing the Life Science Innovation Sector: Panel” A high-level discussion around some of the current needs and opportunities for businesses within the Life Science Innovation space as they grow their ventures.

11:30 – 1:00 LUNCH & AFTERNOON KEYNOTE

1:15 – 2:30 BREAKOUT SESSIONS #2

  • Track A – “Start-up Loans & Credit Lines: Panel” A deep-dive review of what applying for a Business Loan requires, compared to a Business Line of Credit. Session will also reference the work required to successfully manage and report on Loans & Credit Lines.
  • Track B – “Cash Match, Tranches & Loan Guarantees: Panel” A deep-dive review of what applying for a Business Expansion Loan requires and what kinds of options entrepreneurs have in securing the money.
  • Track C – “Trademarks & Patents: Panel” A deep-dive review of what the process and benefits are when considering applications for both Trademarks and Patents.
  • Track D – “State & Regional Grant Opportunities: Panel” A deep-dive review of existing opportunities and changes made to Grant Requirements for State and Regional Organizations.
  • Track E – “Financing Agribusiness & Local Food Systems: Panel” A review of some of the available support resources, funding opportunities, and industry best practices for organizations in the Local Food System to use while look to grow.

2:30 FUNDING EXPO OPENS

3:15 – 4:30 BREAKOUT SESSIONS #3

  • Track A – “Business Structure and Financial Management: Panel” A panel discussion around the early stage decisions regarding business structure, cash flow operations, taxation, and overall financial management.
  • Track B – “Growth Projections & Scalability: Panel” A detailed panel discussion preparing attendees for the typical application process for a Business Expansion loan, including the Growth Plan and Cash-Flow Projections.
  • Track C – “$25,000 Pitch Competition” Watch the top 5 pre-selected high-growth entrepreneurs compete in front of a panel of expert judges for $25,000 in cash and prizes.
  • Track D – “The Future of Fundraising: Panel” A panel of leading non-profits discussing innovative methods for fundraising, community engagement, monetizing services, and developing sellable products.
  • Track E – “Funding Tech Ecosystems & Community Infrastructure: Panel” A detailed review of proven methods for economic development and community leaders to secure the resources needed to advance community infrastructure in order to foster a thriving technology business sector. Will review workforce development, broadband, and entrepreneurial engagement.

4:30 – 6:00 NETWORKING RECEPTION & FUNDING EXPO

Day 2 – October 10th

10:00 – 11:45 INTENSIVE WORKSHOPS PART 1

  • Track A – “Start-up Funding Application Prep” Hands-on retreat preparing participants to apply for a Start-Up Business loan.
  • Track B – “Expansion Funding Application Prep” Comprehensive training on how to create a Growth Plan and Application in order to secure funding for a business expansion.
  • Track C – “Building an Investor-Ready Pitch” This hands-on workshop shows startup founders the “fast-lane” steps for building a credible and memorable investor pitch, including the essential preparation needed to make your startup investor-ready.
  • Track D – “Competitive Grant Writing” An intensive training around proven methods to compose competitive grant applications, taking into consideration current guidelines, the role of partners, and the importance of program structure.
  • Track E – “2017 Community Reinvestment Act” A comprehensive analysis of the recent changes to the Community Reinvestment Act, including the added opportunities around Broadband and Workforce Development related programming.

12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH

1:15 – 3:00 INTENSIVE WORKSHOPS PART 2

  • Track A – “Start-up Funding Application Prep” Hands-on retreat preparing participants to apply for a Start-Up Business loan.
  • Track B – “Expansion Funding Application Prep” Comprehensive training on how to create a Growth Plan and Application in order to secure funding for a business expansion.
  • Track C – “Building an Investor-Ready Pitch” This hands-on workshop shows startup founders the “fast-lane” steps for building a credible and memorable investor pitch, including the essential preparation needed to make your startup investor-ready.
  • Track D – “Competitive Grant Writing” An intensive training around proven methods to compose competitive grant applications, taking into consideration current guidelines, the role of partners, and the importance of program structure.
  • Track E – “2017 Community Reinvestment Act” A comprehensive analysis of the recent changes to the Community Reinvestment Act, including the added opportunities around Broadband and Workforce Development related programming.

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