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Jan 27

VIRTUAL Startup Investing 101 with Stacey Lichtle and Mark Matejka

Hosted by The Startup Ladies

Event Details

Thursday, January 27, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Event Description

This event is for MEMBERS + special guests ONLY. If you would like to learn about attending this event, email:

A discussion about federal and state research, development tax credits, and how you can potentially put money back in your pocket. Don't leave available tax savings on the table!

Startup Investing 101 is an educational program for individuals who have the financial capacity to invest $5,000+ in a startup at the pre-seed or seed stage.

Each month, attendees learn something new about startup investing, meet fellow funders and founders, listen to pitches, and have the opportunity to invest directly into a startup.

The Startup Ladies is a leader in helping founders secure PRE-SEED funding. Pre-seed money is the first “round” of funding typically sourced from friends, family, accelerators and some angel investors. Pre-seed money allows the founder and her team to achieve defined benchmarks. Examples of key milestones and expenses include hiring key staff, developing and testing a product or service, gaining traction by accruing emails and followers and/or acquiring customers. Reaching the milestones helps the founder secure additional funding in later rounds so the company can continue to scale.

Unless a founder is independently wealthy, she can operate for only a limited time with her own savings. Securing pre-seed capital is extremely difficult for founders without access to networks of affluent people conditioned to write checks for risky ventures. This problem is even greater for entrepreneurs who are women.

In 2019, women received less than 3% of the $136.5 billion invested into U.S. startups, despite the fact that their companies yielded higher ROIs than their male counterparts.

​12:00 pm - Welcome
12:05 pm - Presentation
12:45 pm - Pitches from Startup Ladies members and Q&A
1:30 pm - Wrap up

*Please Note: this event is open to Members and special guests only. Members and special guests will receive a calendar invitation with a Zoom link.

Not an Investor Member yet but interested in attending? We would love to meet you! Please send us an email introducing yourself so that we can give you more information about getting involved:

Mark Matejka is a Senior Director at RSM with over 20 years in providing consulting services to manufacturing and distribution clients with extensive experience in research and development tax credit studies. Mark leads the Indiana R&D tax credit practice for RSM and is a member of the firm’s national and regional R&D tax credit groups. Mark is located in South Bend, Indiana.

Stacey Lichtle is a Tax Manager at RSM with 8 years of experience in public accounting. Her experience includes delivering tax consulting and compliance services to private equity owned portfolio companies, privately held businesses, and public companies. Stacey’s experience includes providing tax compliance and advisory services to a wide range of multinational and multistate companies focusing on technology industries and manufacturing/wholesale distribution.

We believe that diversity and inclusivity make our startup culture more fun, experienced, and intellectually stimulating. Anyone (including men) are invited to participate in ALL Startup Ladies educational programming, events, and membership.

The Startup Ladies strive to uphold the highest ethical standards of inclusiveness and respect. In the event of a violation of these standards, we reserve the right to ask you to leave an event or to terminate your membership.


FREE with membership