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"Fundraising Insights Straight from the Trenches" by Tony Aguilar

Tue, 17 May 2016 4:30 PM

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"Fundraising Insights Straight from the Trenches" by Tony Aguilar

Successful fundraising is hard. 

Every entrepreneur believes their idea deserves funding yet the process often feels like a big catch-22... no investor wants to jump in unless others have already given funds or the numbers are a no-brainer.

Investors don't give out money easily so what does it take? 

Join us for an interactive Q&A with Tony Aguilar, Founder and CEO of Student Loan Genius, on his recent experience getting 3 million in seed funding. 


• Building a compelling pitch and the path to honing it

• Getting investors to help you, even if you get a "no"

• Framing talks with angel investors versus institutional VCs 

• Generating investor momentum to close your round

This is going to be less presentation and more of an honest talk so come on out with you questions!


~~ Emiliano Villarreal

Tony Aguilar is a former professional poker player turned CEO of Austin-based Student Loan Genius - the 401k for student loans. 

Investors in SLG include Gibraltar Ventures (an affiliate of Prudential), John Hancock/Manulife, Kapor Capital, Socratic Ventures, Capital Factory, and Village Capital.

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Space provided by Capital Factory. Light drinks & snacks provided. 

Agenda: 
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6:30-6:45pm Sign-in and socializing  
6:45-7:00pm Announcements, General discussion    
7:00-8:00pm "Fundraising Insights Straight from the Trenches " by Tony Aguilar of Student Loan Genius 
8:00- ?pm Buffalo Billiards (Brazos and 6th).  

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