Panel discussion of funding options including SBIR/STTR and other grants, bootstrapping, angel investors, loans, and venture capital.
This session will address some of the key tactics and resources concerning startup funding. Based on your venture's growth potential and business model, various funding options may be appropriate, including SBIR/STTR and other grants, bootstrapping, angel investors, loans, and (occasionally) venture capital. Paneislis will also discuss how venture competitions not only offer prize money and in-kind benefits, but also lay the groundwork for funding. Come learn from Pat Dillon (MNSBIR), Jessica Berg (MN Cup), Joe Morris (Traction Capital) and Cristen Purdy (Choice Bank) about how to navigate this challenging topic.