This workshop will address key factors in starting a company from type of company to raising money to building a financial plan to assessing your customers. As an introduction to startups, we will look at determining who your customer is, what problem they have that you are addressing, why they should pick your solution, and how you will reach them. As most companies are formed so that they can also be a financial success, we will also look at the fundamentals of building a financial plan. Attendees will leave with the resources needed to take the next step in starting a new venture.
Roy Wallen is a management advisor who leads Directional Healthcare Advisors, a NH-based services firm. He has served in executive leadership roles for new product initiatives in medical technology companies ranging from pre-revenue start-up to multi-billion, global concerns. His focus is on the startup community, helping entrepreneurs take their ideas to commercial success. Roy has spent his career managing existing businesses for sustainable profits and bringing new technologies out of the laboratory and into the market. His current work as advisor to emerging companies, supports their need for access to capital markets, crafting the stories that demonstrate market needs, matching technology to those market needs, and translating this into a compelling business case.