Fundraising

How Do Those @#$%^ Angel Groups Survive (AKA Angels Behaving Badly) [Joe Platnick]

In my original Top 10 list of criteria for selecting an angel investor, there were two items that aren’t often discussed, but are worth scrutinizing during the fundraising process: (1) Honesty and integrity and (2) Are they respectful of entrepreneurs If you talk to founders and CEOs that have gone through early-stage fundraising, many will [...]

By | December 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Is Your Product Really Better? [Fred Haney]

Have you ever wondered what venture capitalist looks for in a startup? Or what is going through an investor’s mind during a pitch deck presentation? Continue reading if you want to find out! The SBEC is lucky enough to have Fred Haney as one of our mentors. He is a venture capital fund manager, private investor and [...]

By | December 18th, 2016|0 Comments

SBEC Pitch Night (August 2016)

SBEC Pitch Night was another fun, inspiring and interactive meeting of entrepreneurial minds. After a brief introduction from Executive Director Gary Polk and Lead Mentor Mike Manahan, the pitches began. All three companies showcased are currently working within the SBEC cohort program. First, Alina Ugas, co-founder of The Final Step, shared her vision for their [...]

By | August 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Tiger Tank 2016: Torrance CitiCable

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Check out "This Week In Torrance" from Torrance CitiCABLE from May 26 -June 2, 2016. They do a nice job showcasing the SBEC Tiger Tank Pitch Competition coming up June 2! Segment starts at about 21:00 mark.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

By | May 27th, 2016|1 Comment