Passport Weekly: Attend a Tech Conference, Leave with a VC Deal
1st March 2020
Written by GSVlabs Community Manager, Gina Hornung
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Attend a Tech Conference, Leave with a VC Deal
Tech conferences are the ideal situation for founders to network, meet potential investors, partners, customers, etc. But, if you're going into a conference hoping for specific results, you need to approach specific goals. Imagine going to a conference, meeting an investor, and closing a deal in one fell swoop - does this specific situation sound ideal to you? If so, the article below is a great starting point for do's and don'ts of attending a tech conference, with the hope of making a VC deal.
How to Make a Deal with a VC at a Tech Conference
If you've done your homework, it's easier to get past the firewall.
Are the schmooze sessions, after-parties and secret dinners with investors that take place during tech conferences mere distractions, or are these events an opportunity for founders to close a deal?
Which parties should you attend? How do you get in? And above all, what outcome are you working toward? Read more >>>
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