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Ready for funding?

*NEW*  Our Winter program is now open for applications and provides $10,000 in seed capital.

The average startup faces a one in ten thousand chance at getting funding.  Would you like to increase that to one in three?

The Bay Area Entrepreneur (BAE) Funding Accelerator features our proven process to dramatically increase your funding prospects.

You know the San Francisco Bay Area is the center of the world for angel and VC investors.  It’s THE place to be to secure your next round.  But not everyone can be or wants to move there.  Now you don’t have to.  We bring Silicon Valley to you … whether you’re located in San Jose, Dallas like me, or anywhere else in the world.

Our program starts with $10,000 in seed capital.  Then our workshop shares eight weekly sessions with personal coaching to get your business plan and presentation fully investor-ready.  The meetings are delivered in person if you’re in the Bay Area and via the web anywhere else in the world.  Lastly we personally introduce you and go with you to meet Bay Area angel and VC investors. Our seed investment more than covers the $1,500 workshop fee and your travel expenses if you’re not local.

BAE makes getting funding even simpler, no matter where you’re located.  Best of all, applying or presenting to BAE costs you nothing.  Send your Executive Summary now to me at marc@baeworkshop.com to be considered for our Winter program.  Our Portfolio is already filling up.  So don’t delay!

Marc Freedman
Managing Director
marc@baeworkshop.com
972-200-3490

Bay Area Entrepreneurs Workshop & Investments
Investability. Simplified.

Can you use $10,000 in seed money for your venture?

BAE Workshop & Investments just increased its seed investment for fast growth startups all over the world to $10,000.

The BAE Accelerator program is proven to dramatically increase your prospects for angel and VC funding.  It starts with seed capital of up to $10,000 when you’re accepted to show our confidence in your business and commitment in getting you funded.  Then our workshop shares eight weekly sessions with personal coaching to get your business plan and presentation fully investor-ready. Lastly we personally introduce you and go with you to meet Bay Area investors.

If you’re not in the Bay Area, you can participate remotely.  The seed money more than covers the $1,000 workshop fee and your travel expenses to meet investors in Silicon Valley.

Read previous announcements here.

Send your Executive Summary to apply for our program now to me at marc at baeworkshop.com for immediate consideration. The Fall Program is already filling up, so don’t delay!  Registration closes Sept. 30.

Why Good Companies Don’t Get Funded

Applications for the Fall program at Bay Area Entrepreneur Workshop & Investments (BAE) close in 2 weeks. Earlier I told you we expanded the program and now accept ventures from anywhere in the world. In addition to Bay Area companies, we likely will accept and invest in at least one from Dallas, as well as others across the US.  What about yours?

Send your Executive Summary now to me at marc at baeworkshop.com for immediate consideration. The Fall Program is already filling up, so don’t delay!

WHY GOOD COMPANIES DON’T GET FUNDED

You know startups face dismal odds of getting funded. One out of ten executive summaries produces an invitation to pitch to a VC. One out of twenty pitches results in an invitation to return. A tiny fraction wind up with the money.

Wait, it gets even worse. Serial entrepreneurs or execs with an extensive investor network typically get funding.  Take them out of the equation and your chances are even more remote.

What’s an entrepreneur to do?

I’ve read and seen over a thousand business plans and pitches and been involved with numerous investors.  Many of them simply are not fundable.  Their business plans and presentations are non-standard and even hard for investors to read.  Some even lack contact info. The startups don’t have a real business model (30% of those pitching to one VC don’t!), they haven’t demonstrated pain or need, the product is incremental and not innovative, their business is not scalable, the product and marketing are not focused, there is no sweat equity, the market is not large enough, there is no team, a believable go-to-market plan is missing, there is no IP or barrier to entry, and so on.  These are just a few of the many pitfalls.

Develop the right business plan and pitch and you CAN separate yourself from the pack to dramatically increase your chance of funding.

BAE Workshop and Investments was founded specifically to do just that. BAE is a 21st Century Accelerator. We provide the education and support that ensures you craft plans and pitches investors want to see. Our process was proven to help 40% of companies get funded.

We invest $5,000 in your startup to prove our belief in your venture and commitment to you.  We’ll introduce you to angels and VCs who invest in your space.

Venture Funding: BAE Brings Silicon Valley to the World

We just finished an exciting Summer program at Bay Area Entrepreneur Workshop & Investments (BAE). Our startups encompassed cloud testing, a parallel OS for supercomputers, mobile identity protection, smartphone traditional media bookmarking, a real estate database, and e-commerce and social media for entertainment brands.

It’s all part of the BAE Funding Accelerator, a 21st Century Accelerator without bricks or mortar, our proven process to accelerate and dramatically increase your prospects for angel and VC funding.

We’re expanding with an exciting new announcement for the Fall. You know that the San Francisco Bay Area is the center of the world for tech, web, and other fast growth startups. It’s THE place to be to get the best shot at angel and VC funding for your venture.

But not everyone can be there. Now you don’t have to be. We bring Silicon Valley to you. Whether you’re located in Dallas like me … or anywhere else in the world.

Our program starts with seed capital of up to $5,000 when you’re accepted to show our confidence and commitment in getting you funded.  Then our workshop shares eight weekly sessions with personal coaching to get your business plan and presentation fully investor-ready. The meetings are delivered in person if you’re in the Bay Area and via the web anywhere else in the world.

Lastly we personally introduce you and go with you to meet Bay Area angel and VC investors. Our seed investment more than covers the $1,000 workshop fee and your travel expenses if you’re not local.

BAE makes getting funding even simpler … no matter where you’re located.

Send your Executive Summary now to me at marc@baeworkshop.com to be considered for our Fall program starting late September. The Fall Program is already filling up, so don’t delay.

Marc Freedman
Managing Director
Bay Area Entrepreneur Workshop & Investments
Investability. Simplified.

PS. If you’re an investor, contact me at marc@baeworkshop.com to be a part of the BAE success.


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