• Becoming an Investor-Ready Entrepreneur Program

    • Becoming an Investor Ready Entrepreneur (IRE) is a comprehensive program that educates and prepares growth-oriented entrepreneurs to successfully engage private equity investors.
    • IRE will be held in Boise, Idaho, on May 3 from 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM at the Micron College of Business and Economics. It is the first staging of this successful program in Idaho
    • IRE is sponsored by the Idaho Technology Council, KeyBank and the Small Business Development Center.
    • Entrepreneurs will learn what it means to be investor-ready and what investors look for and expect from companies they fund so that barriers to funding can be reduced, the process can be navigated more easily, and chances of obtaining funding will increase.
    • Key concepts of IRE include learning about the equity funding food chain and assessing readiness throughout each step of the process of obtaining funding.
    • A panel of serial entrepreneurs and angel investors who have applicable experience will engage entrepreneurs in key issues and in dialogue based on topics and questions from registrants.
    • IRE was developed with direct input from experienced entrepreneurs, angel investors, angel networks/fund executives, and venture capitalists to provide an insider’s look into the world of equity funding.
    • Registration will be limited to no more than 25 entrepreneur participants who will be screened based on company and entrepreneurial status. Cost to registrants will be $75 with the potential of select applicants earning scholarships.