The Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Venture Forum will feature three financial experts talking about today’s economic outlook for raising capital to start and grow a business, where entrepreneurs can seek funding, and whether start-up companies can raise money without superstar status, given today’s down economy.
- Business consultant Jerry Schaufeld, WPI’s professor of entrepreneurship, will address how to find the money for business start-up and growth.
- Abbott Weiss will talk about turnaround funding and financial challenges facing distressed organizations. Currently an independent consultant and a senior lecturer at MIT, Weiss is also a visiting senior lecturer at Simmons College School of Management.
- VC screening and due diligence will be the subjects for Paul Tu, principal at Massachusetts Technology Development Corp., a leading edge venture capital firm that invests in the start-up and expansion of early-stage technology companies in Massachusetts.
Tuesday, Jan. 13: Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for networking; 6:30-9 p.m., program
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Campus Center Odeum Room
100 Institute Road, Worcester, Mass.
$15 members; $25 non-members; register/pay online before 3 p.m. to get a pre-printed nametag. Sign up online.