EVENTS AT THE COMMONS

We host over 300 events annually at The Commons on Champa! Join the list and be the first to get invited.

Fundraising: Preparing your Business for Investment If you are like most startups, then you may be looking for funding to get you to the next level.

Getting investment often takes longer than what you may expect. Don’t slow down the process once you receive interest from an investor. It’s important to get everything in order before seeking funding.

Tricia Meyer and Melody Ashby from Meyer Law, Ltd. will walk your through the legal considerations you should take into account to prepare for investment from corporate governance, founder’s agreements, contracts, intellectual property protections and privacy considerations.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING:
• Learn what you need to do to prepare for fundraising and due diligence
• Discuss entity considerations and related documents
• Learn about contract best practices
• Learn about the importance of disclosing risks
• Learn about the various ways to raise money

Register HERE! Meeting will take place via Hangouts:

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Power Hours Agenda

  • Introductions, 10 minutes – Who you are, what you’re working on (in 30 seconds)
  • Lightning Round, 10 minutes – List your top 2 questions or challenges where you’d like help or feedback (in
  • Discussion & Q&A, 45 minutes – Mentor facilitates discussion about questions and challenges
  • Open “Office Hours” for Individual Needs, 45 minutes – Follow up on feedback, ideas

How to Prepare
A succinct introduction to you + your business
Top 3 challenges and goals
The next best lead I need is… (what introduction, resource, connection, etc would be helpful to you today?)

About Power Hours at The Commons

Power Hours are weekly group sessions where entrepreneurs meet with some of the most well-respected entrepreneurs, subject-matter experts, and professionals in the region. These volunteer mentors share their entrepreneurial insights and provide feedback on startups, products or services, industries, or fledgling ideas.

It’s not a pitch event. Power Hours volunteers are here to help entrepreneurs navigate the entrepreneurial journey. It’s a chance for entrepreneurs to ask for feedback and advice that can help them meet their business challenges and goals.

Power Hours are held weekly at The Commons on Champa and are free and open to the entrepreneurial public. All participants are highly encouraged to attend the one-time Commons Community 101 to learn more about local entrepreneurial resources and best practices in building mentor relationships.

To learn more about becoming a Power Hours mentor/volunteer, click here

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Wed Apr 21 • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Would you like to learn practical strategies and tips for how to get your website to the top of Google and other search engines? Come to this free Q&A session on search engine optimization (SEO) and learn the basics of performing keyword research, developing content that attracts clicks, writing metatags, building links into your site, and other effective SEO tips.

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You’ve got a great business idea, or maybe several ideas…but can one of them become a great business? Come to this fun, engaging workshop and learn how to test your business ideas using a simple, ten-step evaluation process. By the end of the class, you’ll be better able to predict whether your business will succeed, how long it will take to reach breakeven, how much you’ll be able to pay yourself, and how you can improve your overall chances for success!

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