As a startup, do you wonder why you would want to become an IBM Global Entrepreneur Partner (GEP)? What does IBM offer other programs don’t?
First, amazing access to IBM the World leader with resources and technology.
GEP program that includes:
Mentoring & Networking
Access to no-charge-software
Visibility to Smarter Planet Initiatives
Ongoing Education & IBM insights
Personalized touch points by IBM Relationship Managers assisting you on your Entrepreneurial road to success.
Plus exclusive invites to key partner events
The Capital Network (TCN) Venture Fast Track Day June 18th was one of those “exclusive GEP event invite” worth reporting about.
Who and what is TCN?
TCN’s mission: To fuel the success of entrepreneurs, to build our economy, and improve our quality of life by helping entrepreneurs fill their early stage funding gap. https://ibm.biz/BdxuLJ
Venture Fast Track Day was informative and packed schedule of activity.
15 IBM GEP’s attended the day’s event starting at 8:30 am. Many “walked away with invaluable information, shared by an amazing experts” on Venture funding nuances.
Plan for funding: What Stage Is Your Business and What Are Your Options
Angel & Venture Term Sheets and Negotiation with an Investor
Entrepreneur-Advisor Matching Lunch Session
Maximizing Value through IP & a Case Study
Company Valuation and Metrics - Top Down or Bottom Up?
Pitching the plan and financial projections
The topics were laid out progressively for a startup at any stage to gain insights and knowledge from experts within the ecosystem. Experts included Jean Hammond – Member, Launchpad, Hub Angels, Golden Seeds and Jennifer Jordan – MassVentures, Golden Seeds.
The Entrepreneur-Advisor Matching Lunch session was an excellent way for startups to get very valuable feedback on their 60 second pitch. The combination of mentors/advisors and startups at the table provided a venue for the startups to gain advice and learn from other entrepreneurs’ experience.
There was a wealth of takeaways from just this one event.
Join IBM GEP and experience all the opportunities and advantages the program has to offer https://ibm.biz/BdxnAM !
Contact Mehjabin Kapasi firstname.lastname@example.org for information or questions.
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