June 17: How to raise and manage money?

Join us on the 17th of June, 2015 at 4:30pm CET for an exciting panel on how to raise and manage money with Rachel Cook (Seeds), William McQuillan (Frontline.vc), and Yonatan Raz-Fridman (Kano Computing); entrepreneurs and investors with experience bootstrapping, crowdfunding and investing in startups.

The panel will be streamed live on Youtube. It can be viewed below or at go.epfl.ch/panel4LNV15 between 4:30pm and 5:30pm CET/CAT. Send us your questions in real time via twitter using the hashtag #LNV15, or send them to us in advance through Coursera (link to our Coursera course here).

Entrepreneurship is about bringing resources together to create value. After providng that value can be created, funding is needed to run and scale the operation. Depending on the industry, client and technology, more financing may be needed for successful market entry. Hear from entrepreneurs about how to raise money (what are VCs and crowds looking for in a pitch?), how to manage the money that you have, and how to manage investor relations.

As part of the EPFL College of Management’s new MOOC, Launching New Ventures, we will host a free, online discussion with three experts and our Venture MOOC teaching staff Nettra Pan.

Our Panelists

Rachel Cook

Rachel Cook is the founder of Seeds, which converts freemium gamers into paying players through in-game microloan purchases.  She is a former Futures/Equities Trader and the director/producer of The Microlending Film Project, a feature documentary that explores the impact of microloans on women living on four continents.  The filmmaking team included Emmy and Grammy nominees.  Rachel is a graduate of Duke University and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

William McQuillan

William is a Partner at Frontline Ventures. He was the Co-Founder and CEO of Osmoda.com, an online sales platform targeting some of Europe's top emerging fashion brands. Prior to this he was one of the founding employees of Ondra Partners, a start-up investment-banking boutique. Ondra grew from a four-person team to being a profitable company, working on some of the largest mergers and acquisitions in Europe and having over 40 people in London, New York and Paris.

He is passionate about entrepreneurship and currently is the London Ambassador for the Thousand Network, for which he has organised over 40 events in the last 2 years. He is also a mentor for Springboard and Imperial Incubators in London, and is a Startup Leadership Program Fellow.

William is a Partner at Frontline Ventures. He was the Co-Founder and CEO of Osmoda.com, an online sales platform targeting some of Europe's top emerging fashion brands. Prior to this he was one of the founding employees of Ondra Partners, a start-up investment-banking boutique. Ondra grew from a four-person team to being a profitable company, working on some of the largest mergers and acquisitions in Europe and having over 40 people in London, New York and Paris.

He is passionate about entrepreneurship and currently is the London Ambassador for the Sandbox Network, for which he has organised over 40 events in the last 2 years. He is also a mentor for Springboard and Imperial Incubators in London, and is a Startup Leadership Program Fellow.

- See more at: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/will-mcquillan#sthash.Vm767I9f.dpuf

Yonatan Raz-Fridman

Yonatan is the Founder and CEO of Kano, a computer than anyone can build. Kano rasied over over $1.5 million through its Kickstarter campaign last year, passing their goal of $100,000. Kano announced Series A funding of $15 million this year, including $500,000 open to community backers on the equity crowdfunding platform Quire. View their story: kano.me/about.

William is a Partner at Frontline Ventures. He was the Co-Founder and CEO of Osmoda.com, an online sales platform targeting some of Europe's top emerging fashion brands. Prior to this he was one of the founding employees of Ondra Partners, a start-up investment-banking boutique. Ondra grew from a four-person team to being a profitable company, working on some of the largest mergers and acquisitions in Europe and having over 40 people in London, New York and Paris.

He is passionate about entrepreneurship and currently is the London Ambassador for the Sandbox Network, for which he has organised over 40 events in the last 2 years. He is also a mentor for Springboard and Imperial Incubators in London, and is a Startup Leadership Program Fellow.

- See more at: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/will-mcquillan#sthash.Vm767I9f.dpuf

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Posted by Nettra Danette Pan on Tuesday 2 June 2015 at 21:02
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