Throughout the country, including here in NYC, we are seeing the emergence of new funding models to help companies get off the ground. Accelerators, incubators, government innovation grants, privately-funded competitions – all willing to bet a combination of money and resources (expertise, space, counsel) on good ideas that may lead to better healthcare. And with a number of venture capital firms exiting the healthcare investing space, we are seeing a resurgence in angel investing.
Yet many of us know very little about how these models work. What is the difference between an accelerator and incubator? How does one become an angel – or find angel investors? What do entrepreneurs gain, and what must they give up? How are they viewed by venture capitalists once it is time to raise a real round? What is the likelihood of success – or failure – using one of these models?
Our expert panelists will help you understand the fundamentals of these new models, as well as provide an insider’s perspective on how they operate.