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UCF BIP Volusia – WoW Fridays: Fundamental of Raising Angel Venture Capital and Crowdfunding Funds – part 3

April 28, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

This week is part 3 of 3 part series:

“In business, bootstrappers typically rely on savings, early cash flow, and penny-pinching to fund startup companies, rather than seeking external funding in the form of loans or investments. Bootstrapping companies’ founders try to line up customers and suppliers early while taking little or no capital” – Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

This Bootcamp will help you to understand everything about how to fund your business seeking external funding from bankers and investors.

Certified Trainer by NBIA: Connie Garzon – M.B.A. – C.B.A

Connie is a Start-up Ecosystem Builder, and an expert in Business Development, Entrepreneurship, and International Business. She has nine years of experience in the banking industry and many years of work with multinational organizations and start-ups. Her passion is to build successful entrepreneurs so that they can build outstanding communities. Connie has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs to raise millions of dollars from investors and banks helping them to grow multimillion-dollar companies. Many of them have won outstanding awards in Florida, California, and Boston. She was recognized in 2009 as the Best Business Consultant for Central Florida by the Florida Small Business Development Center Network. In August 2013, she was selected as one of the 2013 Influential Women in Business Volusia/Flagler Counties by the News Journal Business Report Magazine. In 2016, she was presented with a state-wide “Education Partner of the Year” award by CareerSource Florida. In addition, she runs the Volusia County Business Incubator powered by UCF Business Incubation Program. The 2018/20 economic impact summary for the Volusia County Business Incubator highlights 1000+ total jobs and returned taxes of $1 invested = $8.32 dollars returned to the community.

In addition, the Volusia County Business Incubator Program has had:

• More than eight thousand hours in coaching sessions, • Sixteen thousand visitors, • One thousand five hundred training sessions, • Eight Innovation Challenge winners, • More than one hundred assisted companies, And, currently, the Incubator has fifteen clients.

Last, Connie is the founder of the Volusia Tech Hub, an Adjunct Professor for International Entrepreneurship at Stetson University, and Entrepreneurship at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. She is an expert in Business Model Canvas by Strategizer, business development, strategic planning, technology transfer, intellectual property, start-ups, marketing plan execution, capital asset oversight, cost containment, budgeting/finance, staff training, and international business expansion, presenting to investors, etc. She holds many industry certifications and more.

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