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TREN EVENT: Finding Venture Financing in a Down Market

Tuesday, January 26, 2010
7:15 AM to 8:30 AM
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Location: Richland Community Center

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The Three Rivers Entrepreneur Network presents its January seminar: "Finding Venture Financing in a Down Market." The speaker, Kirk Van Alstyne, is a founder and managing partner of Evolution Capital Advisors-a boutique investment bank. Van Alstyne will provide insights on how you might navigate the terrain of locating and securing venture capital in today's market.  

What You'll Learn

  • Current state of the market for tech venture investing
  • Where the hot sectors are, including the rise in prominence of Cleantech investing
  • What it takes to raise capital for venture-stage companies in a challenging environment
  • Valuation and representative deal terms
  • Is it a good time to start a company?
  • Challenges of finding funding when you're not located in a top-tier metro area

Who should attend? 

  • Business owners or those contemplating starting a company
  • Professionals that service early stage technology companies
  • Anyone interfacing with the tech start-up community


There is no charge to attend. You must pre-register by Thursday, January 21 to attend. Space is limited, so register early. A continental breakfast will be provided.

To register, please e-mail: or call Teresa Claar at (509) 375-2068 with the following information for each attendee: name, company/organization affiliation, phone number, and e-mail.

Note: Room capacity is limited. Preference is given to technology-based businesses and economic development professionals.

For More Information

Teresa Claar
(509) 375-2068


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