Secrets to Startup Success: Creating a Killer Business Plan



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    Presentation Overview

    Entrepreneurs are constantly faced with challenges and hurdles on the path to launching and growing their businesses. Often the path is fraught with risks and dangers that impede the company growth and prevent them from attracting the right funding at the right terms. In her unique and thought-provoking style, Christine Comaford-Lynch, CEO/Founder of Mighty Ventures, will share through her own experiences in starting five of her own companies, how to create a compelling business plan that attracts the right financiers for your business. Find out the mistakes all entrepreneurs make, and how to avoid them. Join Christine for a lively and eye-opening session where you’ll gain the insight to the magic of emotional equity and how to get people deeply committed to your business success from someone who has successfully "reinvented" herself many times over and is eager to help entrepreneurs achieve their own success.

    This practical, ready-to-apply program will reveal the key elements of a compelling, concise, clear business proposition that grabs the attention of potential investors and team members. Whether you are launching a new company or an improved service or product, you'll leave this program with a practical "go forward" plan for success. Learn:

    • How to create a killer business plan
    • Mistakes all entrepreneurs make - and how to avoid them
    • Magic of emotional equity: how to get investors, board members, staff deeply committed
    • Creative ways to finance your startup, and the pros/cons of each


    Christine Comaford-Lynch, CEO/Founder Mighty Ventures


    About the Speaker

    Christine Comaford-Lynch

    Christine Comaford-Lynch is a venture catalyst. She leads Mighty Ventures, a startup business consultancy that enables entrepreneurs shape their businesses, secure influential advisors and board members, get funded, launch and grow rapidly. She has built and sold 5 of her own startups, served as a board director or in-the-trenches advisor to 36 startups, and has invested in close to 200 startups as a venture capitalist and angel investor. Christine has consulted to the White House, 700 of the Fortune 1000 companies, and over 100 small businesses. She has repeatedly identified and championed key trends and technologies years before market acceptance.

    Christine has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, PBS, CNET and is frequently quoted in the business, technology and general press at large. Stanford Graduate School of Business has done two case studies on her, and CNET has broadcast two specials covering her unconventional rise to success as a woman with neither a high school diploma nor college degree. She believes we can do well and do good, using business as a path for personal development, wealth creation, and philanthropy.


    Event Logistics


    11:45am – 12:00pm - Registration
    12:00pm - 12:45pm - Bootcamp 101: Creating a Killer Business Plan
    12:45pm - 1:30pm - Q&A / Interactive


    111 W. Saint John, Suite 200
    San Jose, CA 95113


    Price* - (Refreshments included; NOT lunch, please bring your own!)
    $15 for SDForum members
    $30 for non-SDForum members
    No Charge for SDForum Platinum Pass Members

    Pre-registration is no longer available.
    Please register at the door.