Panel discussion covering a broad range of traditional and alternative funding strategies for early stage startups.

This session will address some of the key tactics and resources concerning startup funding. Based on your venture’s growth potential and business model, various funding options may be appropriate, including SBIR/STTR and other grants, bootstrapping, angel investors, loans, crowdfunding and (occasionally) venture capital. Panelists will also discuss how venture competitions not only offer prize money and in-kind benefits, but also lay the groundwork for funding.

Panelists include:

Jessica Berg – MN Cup
Pat Dillon – MN SBIR
Hailey Margetta – Bell Bank
Susan Otten – Indie Do Good
Mickayla Rosard – Groove Capital