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Early-Stage Equity Financing

  • 14 Apr 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • 151 Martine Street, Fall River, MA, 02723 at UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship


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Capital is the lifeblood of an early stage company.  Without sufficient capital, a company founder may never be able to develop even the most promising and innovative product or service and bring it to market.  A  shortage of capital is a key reason for the failure of many early stage companies.  While some company founders may be able to “bootstrap” a company and others may have access to grants, sooner or later, a company is likely to need capital from angel investors, professional investors or strategic partners. 


Our panel will include executives from two Massachusetts-based early stage companies that have recently completed successful capital-raising transactions and an angel investor.  Join us to get their perspectives on the capital-raising process, identifying potential investors, anticipating investor concerns, negotiating transaction terms and getting to funding.



Neal Gouck

Founder, Freedom Wind Tunnel, LLC

Eric Sandberg

CEO, RasLabs, LLC

John Poole

Founder,  PTI Advisors, LLC



Neil McLaughlin

Member, TCF Law Group, PLLC

Event Sponsor

Discussion Panelists 

Dr. Steven Bondonaro

Chief Scientist at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Newport Northeast Tech Bridge Regional Director

Alf Carroll 

Alf Carroll is the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Black Belt at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) where he specializes in new technology program insertion.

Ramprasad Balasubramanian

Vice Provost for Research and Academic Affairs at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Leslie-Ann McGee

Asst. Director for the Consortium of Marine Robotics at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 

Jerry Sgobbo

Co-Founder at Dive Technologies, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States 

UMass Dartmouth

Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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