posted on Friday, September 29, 2006

Financing: Equity, Debt & Grants, October 12th 2006

MIT Venture Lab


Thursday, October 12th, 2006
6:00 to 8:00pm
Doors open @ 5:30


"Financing: Equity, Debt & Grants"

One Union Square Boardroom
600 University St., First Level
(Lower lobby, 6th Avenue level, behind the escalator)

Seattle, WA 98101



Considering your financing options?  This seminar will explore the current financing environment & various sources of capital.


One key to any successful business start-up and expansion is the ability to secure appropriate financing.  The process of raising capital can be complex, drawn-out, and often times frustrating.  However, armed with the right information and an effective capital-raising plan, entrepreneurs can navigate the process in a timely and successful fashion. 


Join Venture Lab speakers including Gary Gigot as they share their knowledge, experience and perspective.


This event will discuss funding sources including:

- Friends and family

- Angel investors

- Venture capital investors

- Debt financing from banks

- Venture leasing companies

- Factoring companies

- Government grants



Gary Gigot – General Partner – Frazier Technology Ventures

Gary serves on the board of Aprimo, Aveso, Clearsight, Docusign, and OnRequest Images. Gary was an investor in Visio Corporation (NASDQ: VSIO) and signed on as their chief marketing officer, where he played a central role in positioning Visio as the leader in business drawing software. During his Visio years, the market capitalization rose from $25 million to $1.3 billion, after which the company was sold to Microsoft. Mr. Gigot is a 16-year advertising veteran, principally with Ogilvy & Mather.

Gary remains an active philanthropist, having founded the Gigot Center of Entrepreneurial Studies at Notre Dame and the United Way of King County’s "Out of the Rain" initiative to end homelessness. Gary currently sits on the Notre Dame Business School Advisory Council, the University of Washington College of Arts & Sciences Advisory Board and the Board of Managers of Northwest Horticulture. 


Workshop Location:
One Union Square Boardroom, 600 University Street, Seattle, WA 98101
(Lower lobby, Street level, behind the escalator)

5:30 - 6:00 PM - Registration and Networking
6:00 - 8:00 PM - Presentation

Covered parking is available in the Union Square building garage, accessible from 7th Avenue.
Tip: arrive after 5:00pm for their $6 evening rate.

Seminar cost will be $25.00 per attendee. In addition, the cost of parking for the evening is $6.00 after 5:00pm. Reservations may be arranged as follows:
- Register online at until 5:00 pm, October 11th, 2005.
- Phone registrations at (206) 283-9595 accepted until October 11th at noon
- Onsite registration begins at 5:30pm October 12th, space permitting
- VISA, MasterCard and American Express are welcome



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