Blackbox Connect

Founders will come to Silicon Valley for the two weeks, where they will have the opportunity to live and collaborate with like-minded entrepreneurs from all around the world and take part in an intense agenda of meetings and workshops with entrepreneurs, investors, experts and executives. Accepted startups must have launched a technology based MVP and gathered feedback from early adopter/customers. Ideally - but not required - a startup should have raised some investment capital, have a team between 3 to 20 people and have a product or service that can be launched globally.

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Program Curriculum Highlights

Interfacing with an Investor
  • Top Ten Mistakes Made in Business Plans
  • Short Building Elevator Pitching Preparation and Workshop
  • Perfecting Your Investor Pitch
  • How to Hold an Investor Meeting
  • Recruiting and Leveraging an Advisory Board

Basics of Venture Capital
  • Investment Options & Founder Vesting
  • Equity & Stock Options for Startup Founders
  • Introduction to Equity & Term Sheets
Born-Global Startups
  • Building the Core Team, Recruiting and Scaling
  • Raising Money in Silicon Valley
  • First Hand Founders Success Stories
  • Setting up official US presence for international startup
  • Legal & Financial Issues of Born-Global Startups

Quality Networking Events
  • Lunches and dinners with local SV community members
  • Attend other select happening events in Silicon Valley
  • Demo/Pitch event to investors followed by dinner event
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