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Trajectory: Startup (VIRTUAL) - Session 4 - Fundraising Fundamentals

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This is the registration link to join the Trajectory series virtually!

​This event is best attended in-person (especially if you're looking for mentor feedback) so if you can make it, please register here instead.

The final working session before pitches is an overview of angel and venture fundraising. Dave’s perspective is from both sides of the table - both as a founder and investor of early stage tech and Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies. 

  • Stage Appropriate Capital 

  • Fundraising Mechanics - how does convertible debt, SAFEs, and Priced Rounds work 

  • Running an Enterprise Fundraising Process 

  • What’s happening at the VC? 

You’ll have time between each session to complete the session deliverables. Each subsequent session will open with mentors reviewing your prior session's deliverables.

Sponsored by JP Morgan Startup Banking.

The Trajectory Series is based on Dave Parker’s book, Trajectory: Startup—Ideation to Product/Market Fit. Dave is a 5-time founder, selling three and closing two of those companies. He was also COO/SVP of Programs and People at UP Global, the merged parent company of Startup Weekend + Startup America. The non-profit delivered 1265 events in 120 countries with 74,000 attendees before selling to Techstars. 

Parker has also delivered these seminars and programs globally through: 


Global Accelerator Network

500 Startups

Flat6 Labs- Bahrain, Cairo, Abu Dhabi, Saudi, Tunis, Beirut 

Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA)

Equitable Innovation Accelerator

PortGen Accelerator

Korean Innovation Center (KIC)

Founder Institute 

With the WTIA, the programming is currently scheduled to expand from the Seattle market to Washington statewide via a federal Build to Scale grant by the US Economic Development Administration.  

The curriculum is designed for adult learners but can be repurposed to support college students (over a semester or quarter timeline) and corporate innovators. 

Each program has a set of deliverables. This work isn’t “homework” but is designed to get the attendee to do the work to launch their startup. Many founders will learn the frameworks and pivot to a new idea if they realize the idea is late to market or that they can’t make money with the idea.