Early Stage East


Early Stage East Venture Conference
June 15th & 16th
Hotel DuPont
Wilmington, DE
Located only 20 minutes south of the Philadelphia

2010 Keynote Speaker - Daymond John
Founder & CEO, FUBU - The Collection

Presenting Companies
Vision to Value: Venture Fundamentals in a Day
Keynote Speaker
2010 Award Winner
Venture Industry Annual Update with NVCA
Emerging Media Technologies Panel
Branding Strategies Panel
Travel, Directions & Accomodations

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Vision to Value: Venture Fundamentals in a Day

Back by popular demand, Early Stage East's education program returns. Experts in their fields will focus on funding opportunities, financial management and exit strategies.
9:30am - 10:00am
10:00am - 12:00pm
Effectively Negotiating with a Venture Capitalist
  • Advance Planning to Raise Capital
  • Strategic Considerations - Venture Capital
  • Negotiating with a Venture Capitalist
  • Summary and Analysis of a Venture Capital Agreement
12:00pm - 1:00pm
1:15pm - 3:30pm
Interactive Workshop Series
During this interactive workshop series attendees will participate in each roundtable, discuss their own business challenges specifically relating to the roundtable topic and have the opportunity to "ask the expert".
Venture Roundtable
Being prepared is being protected - pitfalls commonly experience in venture deals.
Participants will discuss the protective provision often requested by investors or included in documentation which can leave you up the creek without a paddle or without control of your company. You will learn which provisions are most dangerous to you and how to avoid them.
Financial Management for Early Stage Companies
Understanding a Company's Valuation Enhances Your Ability Negotiate
Participants will discuss the impact of the valuation process and their ability to negotiate funding. You will gain an understanding of the factors that influence the value of emerging growth companies from both the entrepreneur and investor point of view.

Preparing for the Exit

3:30pm - 5:30pm
Talk with Successful Entrepreneurs
5:30pm - 6:00pm
Gala Opening Reception