find Investors, Angels, events, accelerators, incubators for equity based startup and crowdfunded funding and financing

PART 1

 
 

Finding & Funding Your Business Intro-1"So How do I Find Funding for my business Idea", Takes a direct stab at the most frequently asked question, and seeks to bring it into perspective with teh value and mission of local spaces such as NYukCo. As an Incubator we are charged with supporting local businesses in their growth. Unlike most incubators our focus is tech diversity within the longtail sector. In preparing to tackle funding and financing we partnered with BKlyn Tv and Stratosphere Studios Cafe Lounge to introduce a series of networking sessions that is focused on #Doitwithtech mandate. The format is conversational and designed to meet all existing comfort levels. www.NYukCo.com/findingfundingOver the course of the series and weekly wednesday events we will introduce and cllarify such terms as #assetbasedfinancing, #debitbasedfinancing, #nonequity #Equity #incubator #Accelerator #peer2peer #culturalfunding, #Seed, #Angel, #Seriesa, #Seriesb, #Exitstrategy #privateequity #bitcoin #Consumerexchanges #Coworking #collective #maturity #Businessplan #storiedassets

Posted by I Shop NYukCo on Friday, September 25, 2015

PART 2

 

FInding Funding for Your Business Intro Part 2#Funding your business #reality #myths #Accessibility #Diversity in Action We opted for a discussion and Intro format before our October 2015 Launch. We facilitate change through exploration and discussion. These 3 segments are a basic intro to concepts and ideas that will be revisited. To ensure a topic of your interest is included please add your question or opinion in the comment! Please check www.NyukCo.com/findingfunding for access to all 3 parts of this discussion.

Posted by I Shop NYukCo on Friday, September 25, 2015

PART 3

 

Financing and Funding For Your Business Intro Part 3

Choosing to let others into our discussions was a "Natural" progress in our quest to male an Impact on teh local creative industrial scene... iT also gave us an opportunity to start developing our incubator extension format... this into conversation will be followed with more detailed discussions Please check www.NyukCo.com/findingfunding for access to all 3 parts of this discussion as well as resources and notes! "So How do I Find Funding for my business Idea", Takes a direct stab at the most frequently asked question, and seeks to bring it into perspective with the value and mission of local spaces such as NYukCo. As an Incubator we are charged with supporting local businesses in their growth. Unlike most incubators our focus is tech diversity within the longtail sector. In preparing to tackle funding and financing we partnered with BKlyn Tv and Stratosphere Studios Cafe Lounge to introduce a series of networking sessions that is focused on #Doitwithtech mandate. The format is conversational and designed to meet all existing comfort levels.#Funding your business #reality #myths #Accessibility #Diversity in Action We opted for a discussion and Intro format before our October 2015 Launch. We facilitate change through exploration and discussion. These 3 segments are a basic intro to concepts and ideas that will be revisited. To ensure a topic of your interest is included please add your question or opinion in the comment! Part 1 https://www.facebook.com/nyukco/videos/619293621543917/Part 2 on FB https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=619307578209188

Posted by I Shop NYukCo on Sunday, September 27, 2015

Build to Attract your VIPS

Designing a Startup that will attract investors is half the battle even if you plan to self fund through ideation  and iteration, understanding  VALUE is important .
Alpha 3 Starts October 3rd, we're selecting  creatives in Lifestyle Cottage sector - (Food Fashion, Home Gifts etc) who want to  leverage their holiday season to  explore their ideas and concepts as a roadmap to designing  distribution  strategies and Startups that would

  • Solve local  lifestyle  needs
  • Be lucrative business models
  • Scale well to serve broader makers
  • Attract  Investors

Our program also facilitates  strengthening the supply chain issues that enables these ventures to exist, while allowing for organic growth towards of #lifetyletech #Fashiontech companies.  We offer a lot of support and culturally sensitive introduction to  #techdiversity  through our #Do it with tech sessions
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NOTES & RESOURCEs

We'll be adding links awe proceed... 
Links On JOBS ACT 

Friends and Family

Seed Capital -
Consider an Accelerator program 

Summer Applications are usually in March so be read by late April 
Winter Applications are usually in November so be ready by late October 

Y COMBINATOR
Y Combinator, a seed Capital company  is now accepting applications for the Winter 2016 funding cycle. It will take place in Mountain View, CA from Jan–Mar 2016.

Other accelerator programs http://accelerat.io/

ERA NYC

Based in NYC, ERA gives you a chance to grow your business with the help of Their operating partners and mentors.

 

PITCH COMPETITIONS

Women 2.o HOW TO  PITCH WEBINAR

  • Women 2.0’s NY PITCH Competition sign up for their mailing list 
  • SF PITCH  is a competition that provides exposure and access to funding (and other necessary resources) to early-stage, female-founded startups.
  • The Founder Showcase Pitch Competition - The Founder Showcase is a global seed-stage pitch competition in Silicon Valley, which is attended by over 400 investors, founders, and press.

How do I meet Investors and Angels

Offline the best ways to get introduced to angels and Investors are via events and/or introductions
best bet www.garysguide.com.
Incubators and Accelerators have programs that  prep you and then introduces you to  Investors
offline. The best ways to find events www.garysguide.com

Equity Based Crowdfunding
https://wefunder.com/
https://www.crowdfunder.com/
http://secondmarket.com/
www.indiegogo.com
microventures.com/
www.earlyshares.com/
www.crowdcube.com/
www.seedrs.com/
circleup.com/
www.equitynet.com/
rockthepost.com/
www.rockethub.com/
republic.co/

Debt Based Funding
www.bolstr.com - is a marketplace lender that connects small and medium businesses with real investors for growth and expansion projects.
https://www.kiva.org/ - loans that change lives

“GRANT” resources

Empire State Development  Incentives and Programs for Businesses (NY)
check for updates

Grant, Loan and Tax Credit Programs:

Better Buffalo Fund
Build Now-NY/Shovel Ready Program
Commercial District Revolving Loan Trust Fund
Community Development Financial Institution Assistance Program (CDFI)
Craft Beverage Marketing and Promotion Grant Program
Craft Beverage Industry Tourism Promotion Grant Program
- This program is now closed; no new proposals will be accepted.
Economic Development Fund
Economic Development Purposes Grants
2014 Economic Transformation Program (ETP)
Economic Transformation Program (ETP)

Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP)
Excelsior Jobs Program
Environmental Investment Program - This program is closed to new entrants.
Healthy Food & Healthy Communities Fund
Industrial Effectiveness Program (IEP)
Job Development Authority (JDA) Direct Loan Program
JOBS Now
Jobs Retention Program (ESJRP)
Manufacturing Assistance Program (MAP)
Metropolitan Economic Revitalization Fund (MERF)
Micro Lending Program
Minority- and Woman-Owned Business Investment Fund
Minority and Women-owned Business Lending (MWBDL) Program
Minority and Women Revolving Loan Trust Fund Program
New Farmers Grant Fund
Regional Council Capital Fund (ESD Grants - REDC)
Regional Revolving Loan Trust Fund (RRLTF)
Restore New York Communities Initiative
Small Business Revolving Loan Fund
START-UP NY
Strategic Planning and Feasibility Study Program
Transportation Capital Assistance Program   
Urban and Community Development Program (UCDP)

 

Tax Credits:

Brownfield Cleanup Program
Empire State Music and Theatrical Production Tax Credit Program
Empire Zones - This program is closed to new entrants.
Employee Training Incentive Program
New Markets Tax Credits
New York State Film Tax Credit Program

New York State Commercial Tax Credit
Other Tax Credits & Incentives

Other Financing and Technical Assistance:

Business Mentor NY
Bridge to Success Loan Program
New York State Surety Bond Assistance Program (NYSSBAP)
The Capital Access Program
Environmental Assistance
Export Marketing Assistance Service (EMAS)
Governor's Office for Motion Picture & Television Development
The Innovate NY Fund
Linked Deposit Program (LDP)
New York Beverage Business (Beer, Spirits & Wine)
New York Empowerment Zone (NYEZ)
New York State Land Bank Program (NYSLBP)
New York State Innovation Venture Capital Fund (NYSIVC)
Procurement Assistance Program
State Trade & Export Promotion (STEP) Global NY Exports Program
World Trade Center Rent Reduction Program (WTC RR)
Yahoo Community Fund for Niagara County (YCFNC)

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Can You Pay Someone to Do it for You

Investment has legal implications, Please consult with PROFESSIONAL legal  help.  Some sites offer to find investors at a fee (sometimes hefty).  I'd recommend you read "

On a fairly regular basis, my entrepreneur and investor clients ask me if they can pay their employees, or a finder-consultant a piece of the deal if they help the company raise investment dollars.

In almost every case, the answer is a definitive no. The payment of a finder's fee or commission in connection with the sale of securities to a person who is not a broker registered with FINRA (formerly the NASD) is generally illegal...
 Stephen Furnari 

 

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Brooklyn Geek Week

BKlyn Geek Wednesdays – Crown Height, Brooklyn  gets some silicon action, Apps, Drones, #Datamining, Crowdfunding,  Financial tech, bitcoin, WordPress for creatives and a Myriad other Tech  topics. Afterwork networking combines with presentations to support  members of the community. Learn about  both the production, creative and the business sides.  The Wednesday  night series is dedicated to  Business and tech that affect all local businesses.

Mondays - Music
Tuesdays Film -
Brooklyn Geek Wednesday - #DoItWithTech
Thursday Spoken Word & Jazz
Friday - Entertainment
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