Posted November 13, 2019
BioBuzz: If You Want to Raise Venture Capital These are Two Often Overlooked Factors That Investors Want to See
If you are an entrepreneur, there is no better place to sharpen your pitch, gain valuable connections and learn from veteran business leaders and investors than the annual Entrepreneur Expo hosted by the Maryland Technology Development Corporation’s (TEDCO). In it’s 9th year the Entrepreneur Expo attracted approximately 900 attendees from across the Biohealth Capital Region (BHCR) and beyond who came together to share ideas, collaborate and network.
The energy, enthusiasm, and spirit of camaraderie among attendees, presenters, keynotes, and panelists were undeniable. Whether it was a postdoctoral student seeking employment, a startup on the hunt for funding or industry thought leaders and well-established c-suite executives sharing their experiences, it was abundantly clear that the entire ecosystem is moving forward as one.
The theme of togetherness was front and center at the Expo, cascading through the day’s sessions and into an unexpected venue: A panel about venture capital funding called “Series A to Exit.” Moderated by Elizabeth Good Mazhari of Transition Health Ventures, the panel included Charles Andres of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Kapila Ratnam of Newspring Capital and Claire Broido Johnson of the University System of Maryland Momentum Fund.