2019 | Funding Your Startup Without a VC or Angel

12:00 pmPM
Cambridge, Massachusetts

2019 | Funding Your Startup Without a VC or Angel

Cambridge, Massachusetts
2019 November 19

Are you trying to launch or grow a startup business?
Do you need money but just can’t find it?
Not ready for angels or VC investors? Or already turned down?
Need to build your company and need money to do it – but how to do that?
IEEE Entrepreneurs Network - Boston has the answers.


This panel will address these questions and help you understand:

  • How to build your company from nothing to something.
  • How to do it without VC or angel money.
  • How to get non-investor first funding and further cash equivalents

This panel will focus on getting initial money from non-traditional sources when VCs and angels will not help, and friends and family are tapped out. The panelists will speak from experience to show you how they have used SBIRs and governmental grants, strategic partnering and customer-funded development.

Investors want to see something before they invest. Yet it takes money to make your company into something to interest investors. It is a catch-22. This panel offers techniques to show you how to break out of that conundrum – to take your company from nothing to something, and to do so without VC or angel funding.


6:00-7:00 PM – Registration & Networking

7:00-7:10 PM – ENET Chairman’s Announcements

7:10-7:25 PM – eMinute PITCH – up to 3 startups give a 90-second elevator pitch

7:25-8:15 PM – Expert speakers on the night’s topic

8:15-8:30 PM – Audience / Speakers Q & A

8:30-9:00 PM – Final networking, including meeting speakers

A question and answer session follow the presentation, and panelists will be available afterward for responses to individual questions.  As with every ENET meeting, you will also get the chance to network with the panelists and other meeting attendees, both before the start of the meeting and afterward. Read More.