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Mar 15

Scaleup a Startup without Taking an investment with Ilya Rekhter, CEO & Founder, Megawatt

Hosted by The Startup Ladies

Event Details

Wednesday, March 15, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
880 Monon Green Boulevard #Suite 101, Carmel, IN 46032

Event Description

Startup Study Hall, hosted by The Startup Ladies, is sponsored by IU Kelley School of Business.

Ilya Rekhter is a master at bootstrapping. Last November, he penned an Indianapolis Journal column entitled, "Bootstrapped: From zero funding to Ford acquisition." You can read the article HERE. He was in the process of raising a round and then realized an alternative method to: keep cash flowing, grow the company and maintain ownership by not giving up equity. Here's what founders, funders, and corporate executives can learn from our Executive Mentor, Ilya Rekhter at this Startup Study Hall:

1 - Ilya's success story
2 - How can you generate revenue that will allow you to make strategic hires?
3 - What kind of deals does a startup need to close in order to provide the kind of funding necessary to scale?
4 - What were the pros and cons of not taking on investment?
5 - How can business executives help startups land corporate deals?
6 - Was taking on debt necessary? (line of credit, other?)
7 - How were you able to connect with Ford?
8 - Sales was key to your success? Who did the selling? What was the process?
9 - How did your advisory board help you grow?
10 - What would you do differently?

6:00 pm - Dinner and networking!
6:30 pm - Welcome and introduction
6:35 pm - Presentation
7:25 pm - Homework assignment
7:30 pm - More socializing
8:00 pm - Wrap up!

We hope to see you there!


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