Startup Grind Houston Hosts Steve Guengerich (Powershift Group)
"Capital Hidden in Plain View"
In order to meet the demand for information about becoming an entrepreneur, a great deal has been written on the basics of new venture formation, product ideation, and start-up finance. However, as with so much of life, the reality of entrepreneurship is more nuanced.
In particular, one of the more elusive areas is new venture funding, especially for first-time founders. In this chat, Steve Guengerich, a principal with Powershift Group will speak about the sources of funding that are lesser known for new ventures. Venture builders, informal affinity groups, and event-based investor networks are some examples that are rarely discussed but may, in fact, be even better fits for getting a new venture to market.
Join Guengerich as he provides some examples this "dark web" of capital, not unlike the vast "dark web" on the internet, that is hidden in plain view, and as he talks about how to gain access to these sources of capital.
6:00 Rapport Building and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
8:00 Q&A and Group Dialogue
Steve Guengerich , Powershift Group
Steve is a co-founder of Appconomy and principal at Powershift Group. He is an entrepreneur, co-founder and vice president of Appconomy, Inc. and author of several books and numerous articles on information technology. He was a founding shareholder of BSG Corporation, which was acquired by Per Se Technologies (formerly known as Medaphis) in a 1996 deal valued at $330 million.
Guengerich became CEO of Easter Seals of Central Texas. Steve co-founded Knowbility, Inc., and served as chairman of the board of directors. Guengerich is a 1998 recipient of the Austin Under 40 awards, alongside other celebrity Austin recipients from the inaugural year that included Lance Armstrong, Michael Dell, and Mike Judge. Guengerich is co-author of several books on information technology topics, including Client/Server Computing, Rightsizing Information Systems, and Building the Corporate Intranet.
Hosted By Michele Price, Houston Chapter Director
As a "Life-Long Entrepreneur", Michele delivers forward-thinking solutions for entrepreneurial-style leadership. Her ability to create inspiring visions, along with her tenacity and attention for detail in execution, makes Michele a truly unique woman in business. As the “Voice” of Breakthrough radio, a global business radio show, Michele recognizes when you master the inner and outer game of business, success is yours for the taking. Make sure when you visit Houston’s chapter you ask her about how she tamed a herd of buffalo in Montana.
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