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Executive Workshop: Pitching Your Case to Venture Capitalists

2013-12-17 00:00:00
Do you have a business idea, project or start-up that needs funding? Do you know what it takes to attract the attention of venture capitalists? Get your answers from the source: Rich Patton, who is a Clinical Associate Professor of Business Administration with the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh, is also a successful financial investor.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
09:00 - 12:30
Onsite registration: 8:30
Networking session: 12:30-13:30
Katz School’s Prague premises

The goal of this workshop is not to work on your presentation skills. Rather, you will get a chance to:

  • Understand how venture capitalists evaluate a business’s chances for success 
  • Use this information to strengthen your business case and obtain funding 
  • Ask specific questions and get recommendations

This workshop is free of charge. Capacity is limited.
TO REGISTER: E-mail Alice Kralova at akralova@katz.pitt.edu  

G. Richard Patton is active as a management consultant and is involved in the venture capital area as a director or founder of several new technology-based companies. He has also taught at Carnegie Mellon University and Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. Other professional positions he has held include assistant professor of business administration at the University of Pittsburgh, and vice president and chief administrative officer of Mellon Institute.

Patton received his PhD in strategic management from the Krannert School of Administration at Purdue University, at which time he was awarded the first annual General Electric Award for Outstanding Research in Strategic Planning by the Academy of Management. His research, publications, and consulting interests include strategy development, mergers and acquisitions, divestment, turnaround management and restructuring strategies, and entrepreneurship. Patton is also an associate of the Strategic Management Institute.

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