Goodwin Procter partner Bob Bishop and The Capital Network (TCN) Board member Jean Hammond recently held a Google Hangout at Northeastern University’s IDEA accelerator to discuss how entrepreneurs can successfully secure funding. The Hangout is the first in TCN’s “On Air” series.
Bob opened the program with an introduction to Founders Workbench. “We created Founders Workbench as a way to give back to the community by giving entrepreneurs the basic legal tools and documents they need to launch their companies,” he said, before highlighting many of the site’s key features, including Document Driver, Capital Calculator, and Deal Dictionary.
Next, Jean, who helped fund such notable startups as Zipcar and Crimson Hexagon, spoke in-depth about the funding process and offered guidance on how to maneuver through the deal process, including the five tips below.