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How to Create an Investable Startup

In today’s business climate, investors are focused on funding startups that will be able to gain traction quickly and provide a solid ROI. But what are the key elements investors are looking for now? How can you implement them in your business? Join SBDC Business Consultants Laura Beken and Doug Tobe for this 4-part series designed to take you through the fundamentals to create an investable startup that meets investor’s criteria. The series will cover the key elements of a pitch deck to help you tell your story and attract funding. Additionally, the series will be focusing on 3 major areas: business essentials, the market, and financial projections.

Session 1: Business Essentials
How to better articulate your value proposition, define customer segments, and evaluate your business model.

Session 2: The Market
Understanding the market opportunity and competition in terms that investors use, such as differentiation and defensibility, TAM/SAM/SOM, and go-to-market strategy.

Sessions 3 & 4: Financial Projections
We will cover valuation, accounting basics, drivers for financial projections. We will also create a template slide that you can use for investor pitches.


Jan 26 2021 - Feb 16 2021


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




SBDC @ UCI Applied Innovation

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