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Strategic Planning


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UMKC FastTrac

November 4, 2014


Targeted specifically to entrepreneurs who have experience in running their businesses, FastTrac Growth Ventures focuses on the issues you need to make critical decisions about your vision and strategy.


needhelpWhat Investors are Looking For
Enterprise Center of Johnson County
November 6, 2014

What Investors are looking for - understanding their language.


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Pipeline Entrepreneurs
January 22, 2015

Be a part of a sure-to-sell-out crowd of game changers and headliners at Pipeline Innovator of the Year on January 22th. All day hear the pitches and meet our national judges (if you dig things like that) – and at night celebrate with EVERYONE who is working to make the Midwest the leader in high stakes, high pay off entrepreneurial ventures. Pipeline Innovator of the year.


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Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program

Febraury 20 & 21, 2015



This course is to facilitate the understanding of how investors analyze a business to determine investment. Through the weekend you will be working on a pitch for investors for your business including content and presentation style.

Course Objectives

1.Understand how investors think about businesses including why they make investments in one company over another.
2.Understand the investment process from initial pitch to closing on an investment
3.Develop a presentation style that will resonate with investor
4.Determine the important data to share with investors at each stage of the process
5.Prepare the pitch document
6.Fine tune your “elevator pitch” (quick description of your business)
7.Collaborate with other businesses in the class to improve your pitch.


umkcspark lab   UMKC & Spark Labs - Pitching to Investors

                               March 5, 2015

Strategies to convince investors that you are worth their money while avoiding pitfalls.  Learn how to pitch and much more.  Topics include:  Investor Pet Peeves, Selling you Product, Market Characteristics, Competitive Analysis & the Dos and Don't of Financials.


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March, 2015



Medical device entrepreneurship class



Invest-Midwest-Venture-Capital-Forum-LogoInvest Midwest
April 1 & 2, 2015

InvestMidwest is a venture capital conference that showcases 40-45 companies from throughout the Midwest in the three industry tracks of life sciences, technology and food/ag/bioenergy.