Fundraising is a complex and often lengthy process, and one that’s not easy for any startup. However, 5% of all US Series A financings are done by a Techstars company, more than any other organization in the world. In this workshop, Jen Riedel, Program Manager of Techstars Boston, will share practical insights on how to build meaningful relationships with investors and position yourself and your company for successful fundraising.
Outcomes of the workshop:
- Set up an investor pipeline
- Identify and engage target investors
- A set of tools to tactically manage the fundraising process
If you’d like to participate in this, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “FUNDRAISING WORKSHOP + Company Name”. Craft the email as if you were emailing an investor you just were introduced to (traction, deck, info – whatever you feel appropriate, this will be used for a live workshop and feedback), so we can prepare the workshop together.
Workshop Host: Jen Riedel
Speaker Bio: Jen Riedel is the Program Manager of Techstars Boston, running operations for one of the world’s leading accelerator programs. Prior, Jen was the Regional Manager for Techstars, supporting Startup Weekend, Startup Week, and Startup Digest community leaders in 120+ cities across the US and Canada.
Jen was the head of operations for the health tech startup, Unified Imaging (acquired by Rev360), image management for the modern eye professional. Jen was the first employee at Trestles, a design management firm, where she led operations and strategy for clients like Deloitte’s Gov Lab, Red Hat, MIT Sloan School of Management, and Cisco. She has been at the forefront of building communities such as the World Economic Forum Global Shapers.
She has been recognized by her peers as a grounding force. She has spoken at conferences, won awards, and facilitated on three continents in her fields of expertise including startup operations, fundraising for female founders, service design, and managing communities online and offline.
How can Jen help? Startup Operations, Team/Culture/Hiring, Fundraising in Boston, and Customer Experience.