Funding Choices for Startups - from Bootstrapping to Crowdfunding
Sponsored by Drexel University Center for Graduate Studies
There is more than one way to fund to your startup. While many first time entrepreneurs consider venture capital to be the golden egg, there are many reasons to choose other methods to fund your company. In this course, we will look at the variety of alternatives available to cover your cash outflows including bootstrapping, investment capital, SBA loans, bank financing and crowdfunding.
| Dan Koellen
| Robb Moore
Commercial and Emerging
Five Star Bank
| Rob Van Tuyle
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
8:45 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
Registration, breakfast and networking from 8:45-9:00 a.m.
Drexel University, One Capitol Mall, Suite 260, Sacramento, CA 95814
General Admission: $40; SARTA Members: $25
Price includes free parking for 4 hours at the One Capitol Mall Valet Garage on 2nd Street (valued at $8) and a continental breakfast.
If you are a SARTA member, please email email@example.com for member discount code.
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Dan is an active angel investor in the Sacramento region, having mentored and invested in several start-up companies since 2000. A manufacturing expert, he brings to ioSafe a deep understanding of manufacturing processes, supply chain management and logistics gained during his 25 years in the high technology and semiconductor industries. Most recently, he served as vice president of quality and reliability assurance, senior director of network marketing and vice president of strategic supply chain management at Level One Communications. Mr. Koellen serves on the board of directors for SARTA, McClellan Technology Incubator (MTI) and the Sacramento Angels and on the advisory boards for Clean Start, Material Test Laboratories and the Astronomy Program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has a bachelor's degree in applied math, engineering and physics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a master's degree in engineering and applied science from Southern Methodist University, Dallas.
Robb is the Chief Executive Officer of ioSafe, Inc., responsible for setting the company’s strategic course. Robb founded ioSafe – the market leader of the emerging disaster proof computer hardware. With limited marketing and PR resources, Robb has used guerilla-marketing techniques to garner top press from print, internet and television media outlets. ABC, BBC, PC World, Wall Street Journal, Engadget, CNET and many others have covered ioSafe’s unique product line. Robb has a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and he is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of California. He has developed hundreds of designs for hi-tech, medical, consumer, aerospace markets. In addition, he serves as CEO of Kollabra – a product development company and also serves on the SARTA Board of Directors. He is also a general aviation pilot, published author and primary inventor for multiple US patents.
Senior Vice President, Commercial and Emerging Business Banking, Five Star Bank
Mike joined Five Star Bank in 2005 and is the driving force behind the bank's focus on Emerging Business Banking. With 20 years of experience in the banking industry, Mike's focus is on venture-funded and angel-funded companies in technology, life sciences and clean energy. He enjoys helping clients realize their envisioned success. Mike earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from California State University, Sacramento. He is also a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. Mike serves on the board of SARTA, and is involved in several groups in the capital region that support the emerging markets
Rob Van Tuyle; CFO, BloodSource
Rob has more than 20 years' experience managing finance and accounting. Currently CFO for Bloodsource, Mr. Van Tuyle previously was the CFO and secretary to the board for Sierra Logic, as well as CFO for Synapsense and ShareWave. His expertise includes developing financial models, managing relationships with financial partners and institutions, and administering patent disclosures. Over his career, he has raised more than $100 million in venture capital for the companies with whom he has worked. Mr. Van Tuyle is a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Santa Clara.
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