Funding Roundtable Series

October 25th, 2018 | November 29th, 2018 | December 13th, 2018

1:00PM - 3:00PM | IgniteU

This invite-only Funding Roundtable Series consist of three, two-hour long sessions covering important information you need to know before raising money for your startup. This roundtable series is targeted towards startups that are currently in the process of raising money or will be seeking funding in the near future.

  • Session 1 - October 25th, 2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM: Q&A Panel Discussion - Types of funding, the pros and cons of startup funding, and how to approach funding

  • Session 2 - November 29th, 2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM: Financial Projections Workshop - Creating relevant and conversation-starting financial projections for your business plan and pitches

  • Session 3 - December 13th, 2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM: Term Sheet Construction: The Ask - Elements needed in a term sheet for funding and what to avoid

Participants are expected to attend all three sessions.


Pitch Workshop

October 30th, 2018 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | IgniteU

Join IgniteU Entrepreneur in Residence, Bob Manasier, in this special invite-only Pitch Workshop to learn how to craft a more impactful pitch for your startup. Learn how to start business conversations with potential customers, investors, and partners in this two-hour hands-on workshop. This workshop is perfect for early stage startups looking for assistance on creating clear and unique messaging, pitches, and elevator talking points.

The workshop will include interactive activities to build your pitch deck and to get a clear vision of WHY your startup should be funded, engaged, and/or joined.

Over $2 Million was awarded in 2017 with this system through pitch competitions alone.


PASSION ACADEMY: DEVELOP YOUR BRAND AS A RISING ENTREPRENEUR + PROFESSIONAL

October 18th, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 7:00pm | IgnitEU

Join Mission Accomplished Transition Services Chief Coach + Founder, Carmen "Coach Carmen" Duncan and successful serial entrepreneur Bob Manasier as they host the ninth part of the Passion Academy mini-conference series.

Session Theme - Tap into branding strategies that will help advance your career.

This FREE event is exclusively for rising entrepreneurs + young professionals age 18-24 from around the Capital Region.

This event will include free dinner, raffles and the opportunity to meet + network with influential professionals.


Startup Showcase

August 2nd, 2018 | 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM | IgniteU

The 2018 IgniteU Startup Showcase was the final event of our summer program and thanks to the hard work of staff, teams, and the wonderful audience it ran smoothly and successfully!  Thank you to all the wonderful attendees and to the teams for working all summer long, it was a wonderful evening.


IgniteU Coffee and Companies

July 25th, 2018 | 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM | SEFCU Community Room, Center of Gravity

The IgniteU Coffee and Companies was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who joined us in the early morning and gave their feedback to our cohort.


Halfway Pitch

July 10th, 2018 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | IgniteU

Thank you to our panelists for their incredible feedback and congratulations to all of our teams for successfully making it halfway through the program!


Open House

June 12th, 2018 | 5:00 - 8:00 PM | IgniteU

The IgniteU Summer Accelerator Open House was a huge success with over 100 people in attendance.  Thank you to everyone who came out and participated!