You have a great idea and a team. As you take the next steps toward building your amazing company, you are thinking about raising capital in this uncertain economy. Learn more about the fundraising process, including what funders will be looking for, and how to prepare for your initial pitch.

Attendees will learn key considerations for raising funds for their startup.


  • Highlighting your business model
  • Protecting your Intellectual Property at each stage of fundraising
  • Presenting your startup’s technology innovation to potential funders
  • Attracting angel investors and venture capital
  • Applying for grants and other science/technology funding
  • Reviewing a term sheet and evaluating whether a deal is right for you


Deirdre Sanders, Principal, Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds


Katie Hemphill, Director of Technology Ventures & Talent Network, Northeastern University | Center for Research Innovation

Mitchell Sanders, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Alira Health

David Graves-Witherell, Vice President Business and Professional Banking, Relationship Manager, M&T Bank

This session will be held in person and online via Zoom.

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April 20, 2023