Are you thinking about raising money and not sure where to start? Attend the How To Raise Money® seminars to learn more and avoid mistakes.

About this Event

This seminar is scheduled to be a Zoom Webinar, the password will be sent out after you register. For those who cannot attend in person, we will record the seminar and send a link to the recording after to all registered attendees.

This educational seminar explores the differences between convertible notes, SAFE Agreements, and traditional equity. It will touch on differences on conversion, dilution, discount rates, valuation caps, and other considerations. The content will include discussion on how this might impact the entrepreneur as well as investors.

This will be presented by an experienced panel that will discuss key considerations and factors you should be thinking about. Following their discussion, they will respond to your specific questions and to questions from other members of the audience.

Moderator: Tara Spalding (Hen House Ventures)

Panel: Sam Gardiner (Stoel Rives) | Seda Goff (PENFED) | Nathan McBride (Tamarak Capital) | Jerry Vance (Preferred CFO)

Get to Know CEO and Co-Founder of Family Proud, Jaden Risner and the Start-Ups Success with the SBIR Process

Family Proud is a care management tool that connects patients, families and veterans to a community and resources critical to their care, in a time of need. Our mission is to ensure no family need goes unmet. As veterans, former patients, supporters and caregivers we’ve been in your shoes and truly understand how you are feeling.

The Family Proud care management tool is an easy to use, secure platform that allows families to communicate to their support network, receive support through our care registry, and communicate with others in similar situations through our peer network.  The platform provides a foundation for families to receive support, love and enhance care for their loved one.

Is entrepreneurship, or owning a business, right for you? Looking at franchising, but confused by the myriad of business models and options? Already own a small business and want some tips on how to expand your market reach?

Want to know more? MOAA can help! We have assembled a panel of successful veteran business owners and resource specialists who can help you learn about the finding the right ownership fit, getting started, and making your small business grow and thrive.

Be sure to tune in Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 2 p.m. Eastern to get expert advice and insights on how to take your ownership idea and business career to the next level.

Can’t make it? No problem. Register now for the webinar and we’ll send you a link to the recording.


Veteran Deal Forum

The Deal Forum is one of our live pitch events and will feature 5 entrepreneurs pitching their startups to a panel of active investors.

About this Event

VentureCapital.Org is pleased to announce the Veteran Deal Forum to be hosted along with the PenFed Foundation and Warriors Rising! This Deal Forum will feature 5 Veteran-led startups presenting to a panel of angel & VC Investors August 13th, 2020.

The Deal Forum® (founded in 2005) is a pitch event designed for companies in the seed to series A stage. Each startup has been mentored for 4-6 weeks leading up to The Deal Forum®. Each startup is provided 10 minutes to present to a panel of angel and venture investors followed by by 20 minutes of Q&A.

Presenting Companies: Fix | Free to Feed | Intuitive RN | Z Nectar

Investor Panel: Derren Burell (Veteran Venture Capital) | Joe Bonocore (Bonocore Technologies) | Seda Goff (PenFed Foundation)

  • Exploring tax planning options during COVID-19 and how to prepare going forward
  • How to take care of the ”I” and “ME” in RetIreMEnt planning during a crisis
  • Discovering how to make sure your family’s estate and well-being are protected during a COVID-19 relapse  


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Veterans Ascend Podcast

Be on the look out for our upcoming discussion with the Veterans Ascend Podcast. During this episode, we will discuss the Veteran Entrepreneur Investment Program, as well as the world of veteran entrepreneurship

The COVID pandemic has disrupted all aspects of our day to day activities and we continue to face uncertainties. The medical community has been exhausted by the pandemic and one of the obstacles they face is language barriers, especially as non-English speaking patients are disproportionately affected by the disease. Jedburgh Technology and the virtual language training the veteran owned start-up provides, has the solution to this obstacle.

Join us Thursday, September 10th, 2020, as Jedburgh Technology CEO, Jason Starkey discusses his background, idea behind his VR technology and his solution to these obstacles. Joining Jason will be a medical professional who will deliver firsthand experiences with COVID-19 and language barriers.

Jedburgh Technology’s virtual reality language training software product is designed for enterprise organizations that face exceptionally high risks of mistranslations, such as US national security and healthcare.

Personal interest rates have remained low for more than a decade, but are now at historically low levels. While low interest rates can be a challenge for savings accounts, they can offer a great opportunity to reduce borrowing costs and help you make efficient use of your debt. But, how will you know when to refinance your home, car, and student loans? What are the key indicators that will show you how to maximize every penny?

Join us Tuesday, September 15, when Certified Financial Planner®, Nick Defenthaler, will discuss:


  • Why now could be the hottest moment to refinance your home, car, home equity, student loans
  • The triggers that will let you know when to restructure your credit cards
  • How to fight the urge to spend rather than save when money is so cheap
  • Ideas on how to consolidate debt to not only lower your interest costs, but help organize and declutter your personal balance sheet


Next Opportunity Group cordially invites our family office and family business community to attend a developmental webinar on Tuesday, September 22nd at 4PM EDT.

Building on this momentum, we are excited to introduce two accomplished, world-level presenters who will join our Sept 22 webinar and share their wisdom and experience on Family Office and Family Business Best Practices. They are:

Dirk Junge, 4th generation Pitcairn family member and Former CEO & Chairman of Pitcairn Co

General John “Mick” Nicholson Jr., President, Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation and longest-serving commander of US troops in Afghanistan

Our speakers and I will host an interactive presentation of our Family Office and Family Business Best Practice solutions during this critical time of change and beyond followed by a Q&A session.

Energize Colorado Gap Fund

The Gap Fund

The Energize Colorado Gap Fund will provide more than $25M in small business loans and grants to boost small business enterprises that are the economic engines throughout the state. Sole proprietors, businesses and nonprofits with less than 25 full-time employees can apply for up to a $15,000 grant and a $20,000 loan for a possible combined total of $35,000 in financial assistance.

Applications and awards will be done in rounds to allow us to provide assistance through December 2020.  Round two will close October 26, 2020.  The process will not be first-come-first-serve, it will be a competitive process that will help those in need receive priority access to assistance.

Priority Will Be Given to the Following:

  • Any eligible Colorado small enterprise is welcome to apply. Priority will be given to applicants:
    • Who are majority-owned by Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Veterans, or Women
    • In rural areas with a population of less than 50,000 people
    • In the tourism sector
    • With limited or no access to capital financing or other federal, state or local grants/loans