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Monday, August 31 • 10:00am - 10:45am
Funding Alternatives to Venture Capital

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For many non-traditional founders, access to early-stage venture capital or angel investment can be an uphill battle. With the rise in demand for startup capital, alternative mechanisms for fundraising - including crowdfunding, accelerator programs and grant initiatives - have also become more popular. This panel will examine the logistics of utilizing these fundraising tools outside of venture capital and provide insight into common pitfalls and perils related to their use.

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Eduardo Zaldivar

VC and PE Investor
Eduardo is a Texas native, born and raised just outside Fort Worth. After feeling the entrepreneurial itch, Eduardo left Deloitte and joined, as one of the first employees, Zyston — a high-growth cybersecurity startup. He worked with and reported directly to client C-Suite executives... Read More →
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Cherly Campos

Director of Growth and Partnerships, Republic.co
Cheryl is passionate about the intersection of finance, technology, and social impact. She is a principal at Republic, a one-stop-shop for founders to raise capital from both accredited and non-accredited investors. She is also a Venture Fellow for The Yard Ventures (Harvard arm of... Read More →
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Clifton Colbert

Commercial Engagements Executive, Defense Innovation Unit
As a Commercial Engagements Executive for the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), Clif is focused on building relationships and awareness with the national defense innovation base in Texas.DIU provides non-dilutive capital in the form of pilot contracts for commercial innovation that solves... Read More →
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Nataly Mojica

Business Advisor, LiftFund's DFW Women's Business Center
Nataly Mojica is the Business Advisor at LiftFund’s DFW Women’s Business Center in Dallas, Texas. Nataly is responsible for community outreach and advising small business owners and entrepreneurs with startup assistance, growth strategies, and access to capital. Prior to her work... Read More →
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Vik Thapar

Partner, Cypress Growth Capital
Vik has over twenty years of experience spanning venture capital, private equity and information technology consulting. As a Partner with Cypress Growth Capital, his responsibilities span all aspects of the firm’s investment activities including identifying promising potential companies... Read More →

Monday August 31, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
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