Sponsored by Insperity
Join the Florida Venture Forum and the Angel Resource Institute for the “Knowing When Your Company Is Investable” Workshop, sponsored by Insperity. The workshop will be a virtual  program element of the 2020 Early Stage Capital Conference on October 14, 2020 from 10AM – 11:30AM EDT. 
This workshop is a must-attend for any emerging or existing company who knows that understanding the scope of financing available to them is key to success. Viewers will learn about the stages of the commercialization process and the capital requirements at each stage, including…
  • Understanding the Investor ecosystem; sources of support, capital and the evolution of you and your business as it develops
  • Realizing how best to position your company and knowing when the time is right
  • Seeing one’s company through an investor’s eyes: Valuation hang ups, a home-run pitch, investor pipelines
  • Knowing the Players and Making the most of FVF’s Capital Conference – separating yourself from the herd.

INSTRUCTOR:
Ross Finley, Co-Founder & Director, First Angel Network Association

Ross is Co-Founder and Director of the First Angel Network Association, Atlantic Canada’s largest association for private investors. He is on the Board of the National Angel Capital Organization, and is a Director of the U.S. Angel Capital Association and the Angel Resource Institute (of the Kaufmann Foundation). He is a recognized facilitator, business planner, and strategic change advisor who has an extensive background in public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

He has assisted in the development and review of countless business plans for start-up companies. Ross has extensive business networks throughout the world and has written as a regular columnist for Atlantic Business Magazine and for Progress Magazine.

SPEAKER:
Rhys Williams, Managing Director, FAU Tech Runway &
Co-Founder, New World Angels

Rhys L. Williams serves as the Managing Director of FAU Tech Runway and also as an Associate Vice President within Florida Atlantic University’s Division of Research. Mr. Williams has almost two decades of experience in the early-stage life sciences realm, having co-founding three biotech spinouts from three of Florida’s institutions of higher learning. He is also an active member of the angel investor community, having co-founded the New World Angels in 2003, Florida’s most established and successful structured angel investor group (immediate past president; current chairman), with four successful exits across the domains of therapeutics, devices, and healthcare IT.

Presently he is the Managing Director for FAU’s angel investor group (FAU Tech Runway Investor Network [FAU-TRIN]). Recognized as one of 50 “Power Leaders in Technology” by the South Florida Business Journal, Mr. Williams has also testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Technology and Global Competitiveness. Mr. Williams received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College magna cum laude and both a law degree (JD) and an MBA (with honors; class president) from the University of Florida. Additional work experience includes Capitol Supply (e-commerce venture), SI Ventures (institutional venture capital firm affiliated with Gartner), Smith Barney, TranZitions (HR venture), and American Express. Mr. Williams is a U.S. Army veteran, having served as commander of a Special Forces Combat Diver Detachment (“green beret”). He is presently a director for the Harvard Alumni Association (national board), the Harvard Club of the Palm Beaches (president), the Florida Venture Forum, the Angel Resource Institute, and the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium (immediate past chairman).