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Wednesday, January 22, 2002


Topic: " Staying Afloat: Creative Financing Strategies and How They’ve Worked for Us"

Download: Staying Afloat PowerPoint


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There are many financing options for a company to stay afloat: all Equity (VCs & Angels), Equity/ Debt (credit lines & receivable factoring), Contract Financing, the Consulting Model where services fund Product Development, Strategic Investment (Customers or Partners), Government Programs (SBIR, Export/Import, etc.), Franchising and Complementary Business Lines.

On January 22, Gary Neill, Senior Vice President of Keyotee, will share his experience with different financing vehicles in his roles as: President and CEO (BetweenMarkets, CovaSoft, Highpoint Technologies, FSA Software); CFO of Dazel Corp.; and Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations at Unison Software. Table discussions will follow the presentation

Time: 6:00 PM



Austin Country Club

4408 Long Champ Drive

Austin, TX 78746

$30.00 per person (Entrepreneur Members)
$45.00 per person (Non-Entrepreneur Members)
$60.00 per person (Non-Members)

ary will speak for 15 minutes, followed by table discussions in groups of 6 - 7 people.

Our Discussion Leaders for the evening include:
Kelsey August, CEO of Lone Star Direct and Workplace Toolbox
Steve Burt, CFO of Advent Networks
Peter Duff, CFO of High End Systems
Rod Favaron, CEO of Lombardi Software
Ross Goolsby, CFO of Sigmatel
Kerry Grimes, CEO of Rocksteady
Rick Krause, CEO, Boxx Technologies
John Penver, CFO of Factory Logic

We hope you can join us for this unique meeting.
Seating is limited! Please note that there is a limit of two representatives from each company who may attend.


Suggested Reading:


Creative Financing for Biotech Industry
"Get Financing Now!" (A Good Generic Article)
Entrepreneurial Financing
Creative Equipment Financing
Creative Real Estate Financing
WSJ Startup Journal
America's Business Funding Directory

Local TEXCHANGE Board of Directors:
Past Chairman: David Lee, Sentient Ventures
Chairman: Mark Murdock, Thompson Knight
President: Elaine Wetmore, Austin Entrepreneurs Foundation
President-Elect: Thom Singer, Brobeck
VP Administration & Programs: Becky Gates, TheLinkPartners
VP Membership: Scott Eggleston, Entrepreneur
Secretary: Walter Bissex, Fulbright & Jaworski
Statewide Treasurer: Marco Rimassa, Entrepreneur
Allison Allen, Entrepreneur
Gary Cadenhead, University of Texas
Stuart Edwards, Silicon Valley Bank
Kim Evans, BlomWireless
Rod Favaron, Lombardi Software
Nick Fox, Vinson and Elkins
Paige Manley Martin, Entrepreneur
Mark Schmeltekopf, Deloitte & Touche
Carol Thompson, The Thompson Group

Local TEXCHANGE Board of Advisors
Gene Albert, VidBook, Inc.
Vinay Bhagat, Convio
Jerry Boudreau, Entrepreneur
John Boyd, TL Ventures
Lawson Brice, IBM
Jim Butler, City of Austin
Clint Bybee, Arch Venture Partners
Ed Cavazos, Andrews & Kurth, LLP
Steve Coffey, Hunt Ventures
Jonathon Gilliam, Deloitte & Touche
Gary Hoover, Hoover’s Online
Bill Morrow, Grande Communications
Paul Tobias, Wilson Sonsini
Steve Wagh, Entrepreneur
Amy Warmke, Ernst & Young
Ellen Wood, Virtual CFO

Membership opportunities for the Austin Chapter of TEXCHANGE are available to those who are interested. Please check the website at http://www.texchange.org.
Membership is limited.

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