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Fundraising in the Digital Economy

2/5/2014 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

This event is the FIRST TUESDAY of every month 3:30 - 4:30 at CoCo Minneapolis

(See drop down box "please select a date to attend" adjacent to "Ticket Information")

INVESTyR co-founders Patrick Donohue & Phil Pogge provide an interactive overview on why digital media is forever changing the world of money in business.

Our seminar unveils tactics on how to use digital media to achieve your business goals and raise money. Whether you're a non-profit, a start-up or a $100 million business, we guarantee you will walk away with new insights on modern tools to use when raising capital and directly sourcing relationships with investors, dealflow and financiers.

Event is held in the "Classroom" at CoCo Minneapolis on the historic trading floor of the Minneapolis Grain Exchange (4th floor). Parking is a flat $5.50 for the day in Gateway Ramp (with validation at CoCo check-in).

Seating is limited to 20 people.

** Satisfaction Guaranteed, or your Money Back **

TESTIMONIALS

Over 200 entrepreneurs and small business influencers have seen our presentation

100% of Attendees RECOMMEND THIS PRESENTATION TO OTHERS

100% Ranked their experience as "Productive”

“Social media is transforming the capital formation process and Patrick's insights are valuable to seasoned and first-time entrepreneurs alike. I highly recommend his session.”

- Aaron Kardell, CEO, MobileRealtyApps

I highly recommend Patrick as a speaker because of his energetic, professional speaking style and his comprehensive, broad knowledge of the latest trends and developments around leveraging digital media to raise capital. His capable, interactive style is entertaining, educational, and challenges traditional thinking.

-Milo Arkema / Director / Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

“Patrick delivers highly usable and illuminative information about seeking out and cultivating meaningful investor connections. His knowledge of new ways to understand important underpinnings of getting in front of the right people levels the playing field for small businesses and entrepreneurship. Not only did I walk away armed with some terrific ideas, I was truly inspired along the way.”

- Valerie Esqueda / founder / CultrDig

“The number of resources/routes that Patrick referenced in which start-ups can take to locate quality potential investors was extensive and extremely valuable!”

- Ryan J. Walseth / COO / Mashup Media, Inc.

“Patrick's professional experience and understanding of the execution of capital formation in today's digital world will change how businesses approach their funding strategies. Patrick brings not only credibility, but a passion in guiding his clients through solid strategy to reach their goals.”

- Lynda Whittemore / ThinkBox

“Patrick is passionate and knowledge about How to Use Digital Media to Directly Access Capital. This was a new area for me so I was very interested in hearing Patrick's perspectives and insights. He exceeded my expectations. I learned many things that I could implement immediately. I recommended highly to my extensive network that they should attend Patrick's next seminar.”

- Mark P. Borman / CFO / Sheer Wind, Inc.

“Patrick is a fabulous presenter and does a great job of relating new technology platforms to the world of finance.”

- Justin Porter

“Patrick Donohue is very knowledgeable on how to best use social media avenues within the business environment and to help businesses grow. Patrick is extremely affective at presenting this dynamic subject matter.”

- Mark Kraus / President & CEO / Introducer Technologies, LLC

“I was familiar with social media strategies for bringing visibility to me and my company but was not aware of the various finance sites which I found very informative and potentially very useful.”

-Pat Hauenstein / President / Omni Leadership

“DealPen has provided an excellent forum to tackle two complex issues: setting up a proper personal and corporate presence on social media and leveraging that presence to generate prospective investor interest. The quality of seminar content is invaluable...I highly recommend attending.”

- David Cannon / Founder, President & Chief Vision Officer / Gelati Co.

“Patrick did an excellent job of explaining how the use of digital media can help a start-up business raise capital.”

- Arnel Rillo / Founder / Clinical Healthcare

“Patrick uses his extensive experience, deep research, and extraordinary vision to describe the fundamental changes that are happening in the ways that companies raise capital.”

- Neal Tovsen / Founder / TelemetryWeb

“Patrick's presentation on "How to Leverage Digital Media to Raise Capital" served as a great introduction to a business topic that I am unfamiliar with. I was particularly struck by and related to Patrick's passion for the need to level the playing field for smaller businesses with respect to capital acquisition.”

- Robert Ahlstrom / President / Ahlstrom Associates, LLC

“Patrick knows his stuff in corporate finance. He delivers a powerful message about how digital media will forever change the world of funding for startups and emerging firms.”

- Graeme Thickins / Founder & President / GT&A Strategic Marketing, Inc.

“Patrick's presentation on deal flow and marrying investors with opportunities was very helpful for me. As I work with companies looking for economic development help, I want companies to be pursuing all funding options. With what Patrick taught me, I have the tools and tips to point them in the right direction - specifically to Patrick at DealPen.”

- Richard Gall / Manager / Essex Capital

“Patrick has a great command of the use of social media, to promote a business and to raise capital. He is on the cutting edge of the trends in social media and offers many practical ways to grow business through social media. With the advent of new tools for raising capital, there are now several ways for the entrepreneur to raise capital.”

- Stephen Miller / Co-Founder / Inspiration Medical Technology, Inc.

--- anonymous comments ---

Patrick Donohue's "How to Use Digital Media to Directly Access Capital" was a well paced, interactive and highly informational as well as entertaining presentation. Patrick is a seasoned speaker who knows from which he speaks and brings the audience in through visuals, surveys, videos and tremendous testimonials.

The interactive style is very effective. He has wide base of knowledge with concrete examples He is passionate about the future of raising capital with digital media His approach challenges traditional thinking

Patrick is a passionate advocate for helping entrepreneurs raise investment capital. Spending an hour with him is a well worth your time.

I personally don't have a lot of experience working with funding, but found your perspective on how things will change to be very interesting.

Good job of bringing social media into the discussion of expanding the fundraising circle for companies.

Informative and a good presentation - to the point, right amount of time spent on the subject.

I learned a number of new things.

I was familiar with social media strategies for bringing visibility to me and my company but was not aware of the various finance sites which I found very informative and potentially very useful.

I learned a lot.

I never really considered the social media for business purposes.

I was so enthused about the presentation that I set up a meeting with one of the presenters to discuss my company's opportunities in social media fundraisng and marketing.

Picked up some great tips.

It introduced me to looking at other ways to raise capital for my business.

It showed me where people who want to do deals are looking. It's not in the same old traditional places and that is good to know.

Your seminar introduced me to many ways to find additional investors, and ways to track additional market activity that I was not previously aware of, including the use of twitter, angel list, and others.

Gave me a number of great ideas to think about in a short amount of time. They were also ideas that had immediate applicability.

Discussed and demonstrated important changes in the (financial) industry.

You provided cutting edge info that I had not seen before. It provided hope that financing can happen outside our conservative banking system.

Interesting thoughts on managing your social reputation for investors. I had never really thought about it before...

I learned so much that gave me great hope for finding philanthropic prospects.

Fast paced and detailed points in the presentation

Love your passion and knowledge!

Patrick Donohue's "How to Use Digital Media to Directly Access Capital" was a well paced, interactive and highly informational as well as entertaining presentation. Patrick is a seasoned speaker who knows from which he speaks and brings the audience in through visuals, surveys, videos and tremendous testimonials.

It served as a great introduction to a business topic that I am unfamiliar with. I particular enjoyed and agreed with the speakers passion about the need to level the playing field for smaller businesses with respect to capital acquisition. It was well worth my time to attend.

You brought a lot of passion and a lot of ideas/tools to the table. Thanks!

I have not been exposed to this new point of view regarding the new evolution of capital networking. It's good to know what direction VC is going. I also learned that this is something I should start now regardless of my exact plans 12 months from now. I would hate to be in need of capital in 12 months and just starting from scratch.

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