"How to Pitch” presentations are great for hearing about the basics—large and growing markets, big pain points, etc. But what is it that investors are really looking for? And what characteristics threaten to make a successful fundraise a non-starter?
Karin O’Connor has been an investor in early- and growth-stage companies for over twenty years and has sat through thousands of pitches.
Karin O’Connor's talk will give some tough love to entrepreneurs who fall in love with building a product - but forget to build a business model alongside it, and how to fix that mentality. Karin is founder of Chicago-based Perimeter Advisors, an advisory firm that assists owners of promising mid-market companies with planning and execution of value enhancement strategies. She is also an active investor in and advisor to early- and growth-stage companies and entrepreneurs. She serves as the dedicated Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the AWARE program at EnterpriseWorks. Lunch will be served. (To request a meeting with Karin, visit http://researchpark.illinois.edu/resources/entrepreneur-residence-program)