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Pismo Ventures National Venture Plan Competition

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Pismo Ventures National Venture Plan Competition

Kickoff Day and Round 1

Kickoff Day and Round 1

September 7, 2020 @ 12:00 am | Event Timeline

Kickoff Day, Competition Begins, Start of Round #1. The competition begins. This day kicks off the competition. No further updates to plan, deck or video will be accepted. Round #1 begins to the top 100 applicants with the highest scores.

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The Fundable Startup

The Fundable Startup

The Fundable Startup

September 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am-11:00 am | Webinars and Workshops

How to move your startup into the 1% that get funded? Fred brings his venture capital background and experience with hundreds of high-tech startup companies to a discussion about what it takes to get a startup funded. Startups must compete with other startups for the pr...

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Perfect Your Pitch

Perfect Your Pitch

September 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am-11:00 am by David Friedman | Webinars and Workshops

How to get your point across and get interest using the message map, a construct to enable investors to understand the essence of your product, service or business and state just one simple thing: Tell me more.

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Round 2 Begins

Round 2 Begins

October 12, 2020 @ 12:00 am | Event Timeline

Round #2 begins to choose the top 10 applicants with the highest scores. Judges and investors review and score the top 100 applications. After review and scoring, the top 10 businesses with the highest scores will be chosen to move to round #3.

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The Ins and Outs of a Preferred Stock Term Sheet – What Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know When Negotiating a Preferred Stock Financing

The Ins and Outs of a Preferred Stock Term Sheet – What Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know When Negotiating a Preferred Stock Financing

October 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am-11:00 am by Mark Skaist | Webinars and Workshops

You have reached a milestone and have a Preferred Stock Term Sheet on your desk, what do you do next? In this webinar we will cover what every Entrepreneur needs to know when negotiating a Preferred Stock Financing. Make your financing work for you.

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Federal R&D Tax Credits

Federal R&D Tax Credits

October 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am-11:00 am by Janice Orlando | Webinars and Workshops

Why is the opportunity of "free" money so obcure? Who is eligible? What has changed to make it accessible? Understand how the process works to capture and utilize the credits. Understand the 4 Part test. Short and long term benefits to early stage companies.

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Round 2 Ends

Round 2 Ends

October 30, 2020 @ 11:59 pm | Event Timeline

Judges and investors to complete review and scoring of the top 100 applications. After review and scoring, the top 10 businesses with the highest scores will be chosen to move to round #3.

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Entrepreneurial Marketing

Entrepreneurial Marketing

November 5, 2020 @ 9:00 am-11:00 am by Howard Mirowitz | Webinars and Workshops

How and why is marketing in a startup different than marketing in an established business? What, in fact, is being marketed by a startup? The company's product or service ... or -- perhaps -- the company itself? And are the startup's marketing activities aimed only at p...

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Round 3 Begins

Round 3 Begins

November 9, 2020 @ 12:00 am | Event Timeline

Round #3 begins to choose the #1 winner with the highest score. Judges and investors review and score the top 10 applications. After review and scoring, the competition winner with the highest scores will be chosen.

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New Product Development

New Product Development

November 10, 2020 @ 9:00 am-11:00 am by Howard Mirowitz | Webinars and Workshops

Product Management can be defined as the general business structure within a company that supports and manages all the activities related to developing, marketing and selling a product – or a family or group of products – throughout the entire product lifecycle, fro...

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Round 3 Ends

Round 3 Ends

November 17, 2020 @ 11:59 pm | Event Timeline

End of review and scoring of the top 10 applications - Judges and investors will complete the review and scoring of the top 10 applications. After review and scoring, the competition winner with the highest scores will be chosen.

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