Funding Crash Course

May 17 5:30 pm — 7:00 pm

Event Details

If you are a Sonoma Business looking for loans or investment, then this four-week funding accelerator is for you.

Join the Sonoma SBDC’s Master Instructor, Paul Bozzo, for a four week intensive training that prepares you for either bank or investor lending.

This in-depth preparation of funding and investment includes:

  • Participating in group working sessions to create your startup budget
  • Building out your financial statements
  • Getting pitch-perfect with your funding pitch

Participants will have the opportunity to meet funders for a one-of-a-kind Q&A session.

Participants receive one-on-one mentorship, attend group sessions, and connect with the investment community.

What to Expect

  • 4 weeks of accelerated funding preparation
  • Ongoing support from an assigned advisor to each business
  • Insider opportunity to connect with the funding community
  • Expert coaching and support throughout

This 4 week training will take place over four Wednesdays, from 5/17/23 to 6/7/23 from 5:30pm-7:00pm.

You must APPLY to participate in this intensive training.
To be considered, you must meet the following four criteria:

  1.  Currently own or are in the process of starting a business in Sonoma County;
  2. Be a Sonoma SBDC client (not a client? Register now to be a Sonoma SBDC client);
  3.  Have either completed the Sonoma County PitchFest OR have a pitch deck that you can submit for approval (we will reach out to you after you register on how and where to submit your pitch deck);
  4.  Have access to a computer or laptop and basic understanding of technology including zoom, google docs, and spreadsheets.

The information provided in this webinar and any supplementary materials provided to registrants are intended for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute professional financial or legal advice. No registrant should act or fail to act on the basis of any material contained in this webinar without obtaining proper financial, legal or other professional advice specific to their situation. The Northern CaliforniaSmall Business Development Center, and its host, the HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation, specifically disclaims any liability, loss or risk, personal or otherwise, which is incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the information presented in this webinar. By registering for this webinar you acknowledge and agree that you have read, understood, accept and agree to the above disclaimer and that under no circumstances shall the Northern California Small Business Development Center or it’s host, the HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation, be held liable for any claims, losses, or damages of any kind or nature arising out of or in any way related to the information provided in this webinar and/or the registrant’s use of or reliance on said information.

4 Sessions: May 17, 24, 31, June 7
In English & Spanish | Online via Zoom

About the Instructor

Sonoma SBDC Business Advisor Paul Bozzo has over 25 years of professional experience in start-up strategy, business planning, angel/VC financing, SBA lending and crowdfunding.

Paul’s specialty is working with entrepreneurial ventures to refine their business model, create an investment-driven business plan and prepare an effective funding pitch.

He also advises CEOs and founding teams on these common start-up issues: legal entity selection, equity financing structures, financial forecasting and exit strategies.

Paul Bozzo