The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development is hosting “Equity 101,” a three-part series for entrepreneurs and business owners who are considering seeking angel and venture capital investment for the first time. The series runs for three Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 27. Each session will be held at George Mason University’s Loudoun site located at 21641 Ridgetop Circle, Suite 210, in Sterling.
The cost is $25 per session, or $60 for all three. Light refreshments will be served. You may register online at www.Equity101Series.EventBrite.com.
• First session: Wednesday, Feb. 27: An overview explaining what it takes to get financing. The session will be led by Shenandoah University Associate Professor of Finance Bruce Gouldey, Ph.D.
• Second session: Wednesday, March 6: Gouldey will help business owners decode investor language, value their company, and understand terms sheets.
• Third session: Wednesday, March 13: Presentation on the various options and trade-offs faced when structuring a business for equity funding. The session will be led by Shenandoah University Associate Professor of Business Law John Winn.
“This series will help business owners comprehend the complex world of equity financing so they can better understand if it’s the best option for them,” Loudoun Small Business and Entrepreneurship Manager Debi Roder stated.
The three-part series is hosted by the Department of Economic Development and co-sponsored by the Mason Enterprise Center, Shenandoah University and Arlington Economic Development. For more information, call the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development at 703-777-0426.