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Panel Discussion: Startups? Is this really for me?

Entrepreneur Series - Part 2

Panel Discussion: Startups? Is this really for me? is the second of our three-part Entrepreneur talks.

Have you thought about questions like What is the most important thing investors look for when they want to invest/help/advise a startup? Is your startup idea next trends investors are looking for? How do startups go about looking for funding? What should they accomplish first before looking for funding? or prepare your own questions and ask during the session.

Panel discussion will be centered around what metrics to track as the company grows in the different stages from seed, angel, VC, mezzanine, and IPO/acquisition.
How does a startup approach growth in terms of customer acquisition, recruiting, and financing. We will have 3 panelists: an angel investor, serial entrepreneur, corporate M&A guru speak about their insights on what entrepreneurs should look for when growing their startups.

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Brian Park is a startup evangelist, advisor, and angel investor. He is the director for Startup Grind DC and Managing Partner at the SparkLabs Cyber+Blockchain (formerly Fishbowl Labs), which is the premiere startup accelerator in the Washington DC area. He is also the Director of Technology for Curator Solutions, which is an edtech startup that creates video business cases for the classroom.


Ed Tay

Ed Tay

is a corporate M&A guru helping startups and fully mature companies.

Terry Hsiao

Terry Hsiao

is a well-recognized entrepreneur in the mobile telecommunications industry. Since 2000, he has founded three start-ups including InphoMatch, which was acquired by Sybase (Now SAP) for $425M in 2006.

Tony Lau

Tony Lau

is a Managing Director of Détente Group, an investment banking firm that focuses on infrastructure and satellite projects. He is a Senior Adviser of Fintech4Good which incubate and fund Blockchain and Fintech startups. Tony is also a Mentor at the Innovation Center of George Washington University.


09/19/2019 Thursday

6:00 PM: Networking  

7:00 PM: Panel Discussion, Q&A session





Paid parking is available underneath the building for $5 after 5pm.


This event will be held at:
Arlington Economic Development Center 1100 N Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201
Date: September 19 2019
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Arlington Economic Development Center
Address: 1100 N Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201