PEDA - Pennsylvania Economic Development Association

Pre-Conference Training: The Role of Private Capital in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

  • 04/23/2018
  • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Hilton Harrisburg, 1 North 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101


The Role of Private Capital in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem:

Sources of Private Equity and How to Access Them

Learn the various forms, goals and access points of early stage funding including angel, venture and mezzanine capital, and convertible debt.

Our panel of experts will explain the equity funding eco-system and equip economic developers with what they need to know to navigate it. Attendees will be given guidance on how to identify appropriate candidates for various equity funding tools. The session will also include a summary of southcentral Pennsylvania’s Rise of the Rest tour, highlighting innovation and technology in the region. Content expected to be covered is as follows.

    Types of Equity Funding

    What are they?

    Who are good candidates?

    How are they accessed?

         Angel Investment

         Venture Capital

         Mezzanine Capital

         Royalty Financing


         Success Stories

         Sources of angel, venture, mezzanine, royalty

     Growing the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

         Highlight- Rise of the Rest in SouthCentral Pennsylvania

     Q&A Session

Tentative Presenters

Stephen Brawley, President & CEO, Central & Northern PA, Ben Franklin Technology Partners (Moderator)

Joseph Hackett, COO, MI-12 Ventures, LLC

John Sider, Director of Second Stage Capital, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, CNP

Jill Edwards, Executive Director, Venture Investment Forum, Penn State University

Register by April 11th to be included on the attendee list.

Attention Certified Economic Development Organizations:  PIDA approval is currently being sought through DCED to have this training provide 3.00 organizational PDUs (Finance).

Note:  This agenda is subject to change. We reserve the right to reschedule or cancel this offering. In the event of a cancellation, a refund will be provided to registrants.

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