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Early-Stage Entrepreneurs Learn Practical Financing Advice from Investors

On Feb. 21, the NVTC Small Business and Entrepreneur Committee hosted “Practical Financing Advice for Early-Stage Entrepreneurs” at Virginia Tech in Arlington. During the event, panelists John Burke of True Ventures, Eric Koefoot of PublicRelay, Sean Mallon of the CIT GAP Funds, and S. Tien Wong of Lore Systems Inc. shared their insights on how to meet and pitch to investors and how to find out what really matters to investors before they invsest.

Panelists share their insights on early-stage financing..
Panelists share their insights on early-stage financing.

Discussion topics included current trends in early-stage investing, hot sectors, what investors consider when making an investment and the best (and worst) things and entrepreneur can do when interacting with investors.