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Monday, October 9 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Financing a Minnesota Startup

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A seasoned panel of entrepreneurs, investors and lawyers will discuss the challenges and nuances of raising money for a Minnesota startup.

Whether you’re just starting a business or you’re in the thick of fundraising now, this discussion will answer your questions:
  • Who should you talk to about investing – family, angels, VCs? 
  • Should you hire a broker? 
  • Should you prepare a private placement memorandum? 
  • Should I present investors with a term sheet? 
  • What the heck is a SAFE? 
  • Should I sell convertible promissory notes?

Panelists include:
  • Kevin Spreng, Fredrikson & Byron P.A. 
  • David Winkler, Fredrikson & Byron P.A. 
  • Additional panelists to be announced

  • 3:00 p.m. Registration 
  • 3:30-5:00 p.m. Program and Q&A


Brett Brohl

Brett Brohl is the founder and Managing Director of The Syndicate Fund. He is an entrepreneur first. With multiple exits and at least one failure under his belt, he understands how hard it is to build a company. He is the entrepreneur in residence at the Techstars Retail Accelerator... Read More →

David Dalvey

David Dalvey is Managing General Partner of Brightstone Venture Capital. He 25 years of venture capital fund management experience and corporate finance advisory experience with two venture capital firms and two national investment banks, completing over 150 transactions with over... Read More →

Jeremy Edes Pierotti

Jeremy Edes Pierotti is the Chief Executive Officer of Sansoro Health, LLC. He brings a track record of creative thinking and disciplined execution to solve complex healthcare problems. Before co-founding Sansoro Health, Jeremy served as CIO for Leidos Health, one of the country's... Read More →

Kevin Spreng

Lawyer, Fredrikson
Kevin Spreng is a Shareholder with Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., whose practice focuses on helping investors and entrepreneurs build technology-based businesses by providing experienced, practical legal counsel in the areas of venture capital, corporate finance, general corporate mat... Read More →

David Winkler

Attorney, Fredrikson & Byron
David E. Winkler is a Senior Associate with Fredrikson & Byron P.A. David represents venture capital funds, angel investors, and emerging growth companies in convertible note, SAFE, Series Seed, Series A and late stage financing transactions. David also acts as outside general counsel... Read More →

Monday October 9, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Fredrikson & Byron P.A