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To help build the next 1,000 technology startups .....


6 day course – 30 hours of expert instruction.

Class size limited to only 45

Limited Offer: 2 Hours of One-On-One Consulting with Instructor. $2000 Value FREE!!

Course taught by Gyan Parida, Ph.D., MBA. Adjunct professor at Pepperdine University and Managing Partner at SAEC Venture Advisors. Read Dr. Parida's Bio for more.

  • When do you take the advice of a VC and when do you stick to your guns?
  • How do you choose the right VC?
  • When do you want to keep control and when do you want to relinquish the reigns?
  • How do you make your company venture worthy, i.e; fundable?
  • Who to align with your company? Are their goals the same for the company?
  • How do you target the VC's for funding?

This program will answer these and many more questions and put you on the path to success.

Current Landscape

Facebook would have likely been sold to Yahoo for $1B without Sean Parker advising Mark Zuckerberg on how to keep control of his company.

Most founders of successful companies only own between 5-10% of the company by the time of the first exit. Although there is no magic formula for success, one can certainly increase those odds greatly in favor of the founders by understanding the game. In some sense, how you play the game is more important than the product or service you offer. You need to prepare all the plays before the game begins and execute those plays to your end goal. Why is Friendster and MySpace an afterthought? They didn’t play the game right!

Group messaging startup, GroupMe, was sold to Skype for $68 million in just 370 days while many others with similar services withered and died. They knew how to play the game!

Most of the time the outcome of your startup is decided by whom you have aligned with your company. Are you with the right investors? How do you meet these investors? The players and the dynamics are as important, if not more to decide the potential outcome of your startup. You need to know how to be part of this elite club of VCs and investors.

Road to Success

Upon completing this course, you will be light-years ahead of other budding entrepreneurs. You will no longer be stuck in the beginning phase of your business. You will have a guidebook on how to proceed from Idea-To-IPO or whatever your end goal.

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