10. March 2020 - 18:00
United StatesCharlottesville100 5th ST NE

CBIC For the Founders Series, CitySpace, Tuesday, 10. March 2020

A deep dive into the founder's journey and an opportunity to start and grow your business with peers facing the same set of challenges

About this Event

Learn and network with other like-minded founders while you hear experienced subject matter experts and seasoned founders cover everything from:

  • Setting up your startup to developing an investor-focused business plan
  • Soliciting Seed and Series A funding to securing banking relationships of value
  • Protecting your ideas, pivoting your vision, and persevering to keep momentum
  • Preparing for and making a smooth exit for you and your investors

Each session will:

  • build upon the others
  • feature subject matter experts
  • involve hands-on, peer-group learning
  • roll out into CBIC's Tech on Tap, a monthly networking event

Your ticket includes:

  • A seat at all six (6) sessions of the series with refreshments
  • Entrance to all six (6) CBIC Tech on Taps following each session
  • A complimentary ticket to CBIC’s annual holiday party on the evening of the final session (contingent upon 100% series participation)

Founder Participation Criteria:

This series is specifically designed for individuals who have founded or aspire to found their own startup. While lifestyle entrepreneurs are welcome, the curriculum is geared toward founders of tech and innovation based businesses.

Non-Founder Participation:

Vendors, consultants, and non-founders are also able to participate at a separate, higher rate for admittance only offered if space permits, as this series is truly intended for the education of qualifying early-stage and aspiring founders.


Runs March 10 - December 8 with six 2.5 hour sessions from 2:00-4:30pm.

Session 1: Idea to Inc. – But How Will You Make Money? | Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Learn how to deploy the business model canvas framework - a strategic tool for startups - to map out your infrastructure, offering, customers, and revenue. Following this interactive discussion, hear vital lessons learned on the creation of an MVP (minimum viable product) from a panel of seasoned entrepreneurs.

Session 2: Start Me Up Right – Legal and Tax Tutorial for Founders | Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Learn crucial legal, tax, and business tips from experienced startup company advisors, who will provide a practical look at key early-stage decisions that may dramatically impact your company’s future growth and after-tax return to founders and investors. Wells Fargo will then show you how you can avoid common early pitfalls by establishing a business banking relationship at the outset of startup creation.

Session 3: Initial Venture Runway and Capital Needs | Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Take an in-depth look at how to create compelling pitch decks, meet your milestones, and navigate your business’ early financing needs with expert startup advisors. Then, learn the lingo of startup financing and how to avoid losing your equity when dividing the pie among your management team and angel investors.

Session 4: Surviving and Thriving in the Mid-Game | Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Learn about opportunities and resources available to the maturing startup. Discover new financing options, best practice financial management fundamentals, technology tools to scale your operations, as well as common pit-falls to avoid as you work to thrive in the mid-game.

Session 5: Venture to Vesting: Early Planning for Company (and Founder!) Exits | Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Get a chance to see both sides of an exit event with this dynamic, real-world overview of a sale/exit from both the company and founder perspective. Hear about the key financial and life planning considerations for the founder, the strategic option and succession planning for the company, and the details of the sale/exit process that will help you maximize your sale value and minimize your risk.

Session 6: Founders Don’t Retire: They Rollover or Start Over, and They Give Back | Tuesday, 8 December 2020

In our final session of the series, we will begin with a brief summary of key takeaways from the previous five sessions. Wells Fargo will then moderate a discussion of the personal and business considerations of exits with a panel of successful exiting founders. We will end the series with a Q&A session of past lecturers before rolling out into CBIC’s annual holiday party!

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Tuesday, 10. March 2020, CitySpace, CBIC For the Founders Series

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