When it comes to financing your next great idea, it is critical to understand all of the pros and cons of various types of funding opportunities. Not all types of funding are a good fit for all types of companies. This interactive panel will demystify the funding process using case studies and feature representatives from ever major funding type — from crowdfunding to venture capitalists to traditional and non-traditional banks. The audience can see “how the sausage is made” when in comes to deciding when and how to fund new companies. Moderated by Founder of Finance-Ability Stephanie Sims. Panelists include WeFunder, Silicon Valley Bank, Community Investment Corporation, Arizona Commerce Authority, Desert Angels and more.
Stephanie Sims is a 2nd generation entrepreneur, speaker and author. After almost a decade in investment banking and over $5B (BV) of transactions, she successfully rode the high tech manufacturing start-up roller coaster in Europe – complete with angels, venture capitalists and the coveted exit to a publicly traded company. These days, as the founder of Finance-Ability, she helps entrepreneurs tell economic stories that make dollars…and sense. Stephanie also educates and mentors at programs state-wide, including Venture Ready, Money Month, Phoenix Startup Week, Venture Madness, Seed Spot and IdeaFunding.