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Funding for Startups: Alternatives to Venture Capital with Stacklist

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Join us July 25th for Stacklist's Founder Insight Series at Betaworks. We'll hear from the speakers who have a unique view on business growth without VC - and advice for the founders in the audience. Stick around after the panel for Q&A, networking and 🍷🍻.

Alternatives to Venture Capital

“Venture capital should come with a warning label. In our experience, VC kills more startups than slow customer adoption, technical debt, and co-founder infighting — combined.” - Eric Paley, Managing Partner at Founder Collective

While VC investments have been an a relative downswing since 2021, startups raised a robust 44B in VC money in Q1 2023. Venture capital seems to have become the default path for startups. But many investors and founders advise you should build your business without venture capital if you can. They warn that the VC path intensifies both success and failures, accelerating you into an outcome of acquisition/IPO (in rare cases) or bust (more typical).

What other options are there for entrepreneurs seeking capital? In recent years we’ve seen a rise in crowdfunding, financing firms that provide capital based on cash-flow, accelerator programs, and grant initiatives - showing that there are many options outside of venture capital.

🔥 Speaker details to follow! 🔥

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Tuesday
July 25, 2023
6:00 pm

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Betaworks • 29 Little West 12th St • New York, NY 10014

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In Person
Public Event

Funding for Startups: Alternatives to Venture Capital with Stacklist

July 25, 2023
6:00 pm

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Join us July 25th for Stacklist's Founder Insight Series at Betaworks. We'll hear from the speakers who have a unique view on business growth without VC - and advice for the founders in the audience. Stick around after the panel for Q&A, networking and 🍷🍻.

Alternatives to Venture Capital

“Venture capital should come with a warning label. In our experience, VC kills more startups than slow customer adoption, technical debt, and co-founder infighting — combined.” - Eric Paley, Managing Partner at Founder Collective

While VC investments have been an a relative downswing since 2021, startups raised a robust 44B in VC money in Q1 2023. Venture capital seems to have become the default path for startups. But many investors and founders advise you should build your business without venture capital if you can. They warn that the VC path intensifies both success and failures, accelerating you into an outcome of acquisition/IPO (in rare cases) or bust (more typical).

What other options are there for entrepreneurs seeking capital? In recent years we’ve seen a rise in crowdfunding, financing firms that provide capital based on cash-flow, accelerator programs, and grant initiatives - showing that there are many options outside of venture capital.

🔥 Speaker details to follow! 🔥

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July 25, 2023
6:00 pm

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Betaworks • 29 Little West 12th St • New York, NY 10014
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Proof of Full Vaccination Required

Betaworks requires all visitors to show proof of full vaccination to enter. No exceptions. Two ways that you can show proof:
  • Official vaccine card with at least 2 weeks having passed since the date of the last required dose (1 dose for J&J/AstraZeneca, 2 for Pfizer/Moderna)
  • An active digital pass such as the NY State Excelsior Pass or the CLEAR app
In Person
Public Event

Funding for Startups: Alternatives to Venture Capital with Stacklist

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POSTPONED: New Date TBA
July 25, 2023
6:00 pm

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Betaworks • 29 Little West 12th St • New York, NY 10014
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TLDR

Join us July 25th for Stacklist's Founder Insight Series at Betaworks. We'll hear from the speakers who have a unique view on business growth without VC - and advice for the founders in the audience. Stick around after the panel for Q&A, networking and 🍷🍻.

Alternatives to Venture Capital

“Venture capital should come with a warning label. In our experience, VC kills more startups than slow customer adoption, technical debt, and co-founder infighting — combined.” - Eric Paley, Managing Partner at Founder Collective

While VC investments have been an a relative downswing since 2021, startups raised a robust 44B in VC money in Q1 2023. Venture capital seems to have become the default path for startups. But many investors and founders advise you should build your business without venture capital if you can. They warn that the VC path intensifies both success and failures, accelerating you into an outcome of acquisition/IPO (in rare cases) or bust (more typical).

What other options are there for entrepreneurs seeking capital? In recent years we’ve seen a rise in crowdfunding, financing firms that provide capital based on cash-flow, accelerator programs, and grant initiatives - showing that there are many options outside of venture capital.

🔥 Speaker details to follow! 🔥

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Proof of Full Vaccination Required

Betaworks requires all visitors to show proof of full vaccination to enter. No exceptions. Two ways that you can show proof:
  • Official vaccine card with at least 2 weeks having passed since the date of the last required dose (1 dose for J&J/AstraZeneca, 2 for Pfizer/Moderna)
  • An active digital pass such as the NY State Excelsior Pass or the CLEAR app

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Funding for Startups: Alternatives to Venture Capital with Stacklist

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Join us July 25th for Stacklist's Founder Insight Series at Betaworks. We'll hear from the speakers who have a unique view on business growth without VC - and advice for the founders in the audience. Stick around after the panel for Q&A, networking and 🍷🍻.

Alternatives to Venture Capital

“Venture capital should come with a warning label. In our experience, VC kills more startups than slow customer adoption, technical debt, and co-founder infighting — combined.” - Eric Paley, Managing Partner at Founder Collective

While VC investments have been an a relative downswing since 2021, startups raised a robust 44B in VC money in Q1 2023. Venture capital seems to have become the default path for startups. But many investors and founders advise you should build your business without venture capital if you can. They warn that the VC path intensifies both success and failures, accelerating you into an outcome of acquisition/IPO (in rare cases) or bust (more typical).

What other options are there for entrepreneurs seeking capital? In recent years we’ve seen a rise in crowdfunding, financing firms that provide capital based on cash-flow, accelerator programs, and grant initiatives - showing that there are many options outside of venture capital.

🔥 Speaker details to follow! 🔥

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WHEN

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
6:00 pm

WHERE

Betaworks
29 Little West 12th Street
New York, NY 10014

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Tools
For
Thinking

How New Technologies are Changing How We Create, Share, and Build Knowledge

When

July 25, 2023
6:00 pm

Where

Betaworks • 29 Little West 12th St • New York, NY 10014
Proof of Full Vaccination Required

RENDER is Over, but Camp is just beginning

We had some great speakers and participants turn out for Render, and we all got to participate in very interesting conversations. You can find recordings of all of our sessions below. If you're working on a Tool for Thinking and want to participate in our upcoming accelerator program, you can learn more here.

Building Bicycles for the Mind

TLDR

Join us July 25th for Stacklist's Founder Insight Series at Betaworks. We'll hear from the speakers who have a unique view on business growth without VC - and advice for the founders in the audience. Stick around after the panel for Q&A, networking and 🍷🍻.

Alternatives to Venture Capital

“Venture capital should come with a warning label. In our experience, VC kills more startups than slow customer adoption, technical debt, and co-founder infighting — combined.” - Eric Paley, Managing Partner at Founder Collective

While VC investments have been an a relative downswing since 2021, startups raised a robust 44B in VC money in Q1 2023. Venture capital seems to have become the default path for startups. But many investors and founders advise you should build your business without venture capital if you can. They warn that the VC path intensifies both success and failures, accelerating you into an outcome of acquisition/IPO (in rare cases) or bust (more typical).

What other options are there for entrepreneurs seeking capital? In recent years we’ve seen a rise in crowdfunding, financing firms that provide capital based on cash-flow, accelerator programs, and grant initiatives - showing that there are many options outside of venture capital.

🔥 Speaker details to follow! 🔥

Speakers

Howard

Rheingold

Author
Tools for Thought
@hrheingold
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Schedule

11:30 AM
Doors Open
12:00 PM
Welcome
with MC
12:10 PM – 12:20 PM
How Do We Define Tools for Thinking and Why Do They Matter?
Join Jerry Michalski and John Borthwick as they talk about their interest in tools for thinking, and what excites them the most about the future of the category.
12:20 PM – 12:50 PM
Inflection Points for Tools for Thinking
What are the key inflection points that will supercharge Tools for Thinking in the near future? How will new technologies, user metaphors, and funding models change how people build these tools? John Borthwick will be discussing how the landscape is changing with the co-founders of Readwise, Daniel Doyon & Tristan Homsi.
12:50 PM – 1:00 PM
Q+A
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Demo: Protocol Design for Tools for Thinking
Gordon Brander will be presenting a brief demo on Subconscious and the Noosphere, products he and his team are working on to allow Tools for Thinking to become interoperable and better connected.
1:15 PM – 2:00 PM
Lunch and Networking
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
The History and Future of Software as Tools for Thinking
Some of the earliest examples of software explored by pioneers like Doug Engelbart, JCR Licklider, Alan Turing, and others were at their core technologies that help magnify, inspect, and spread our ideas. Jerry Michalski will be sitting down (virtually) with Howard Rheingold, author of Tools for Thought, to explore the history and future of "mind-amplifying technology".
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM
Q+A
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Tools for Thinking Product Demos
We’ll hear from builders and thinkers deep in the space and get to take a look at what they’re working on. We’ll be checking out Plexus, Re:Collect, Jerry’s Brain, Subconscious and more. 
4:15 PM – 4:45 PM
Leveraging AI and ML in Building New Tools for Thinking
Alice Albrecht and Linus Lee will be sitting down with Chris Pedregal to discuss their work in leveraging AI and Machine Learning for creating new kinds of tools for thinking.
4:45 PM – 5:00 PM
Q+A
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Idea Dimensionality and Representing Semantic Meaning
How do ideas - and the human brains that make and hold them - interact?  Get prepared for meta! Esther Dyson and Jerry Michalski, will discuss the idea of how people work together to shape, compare, intertwine and ultimately produce multi-faceted ideas and multi-dimensional idea spaces.  As David Waltz (Thinking Machines) once said, “Words are not in themselves carriers of meaning, but merely pointers to shared understanding.” Watch and lob questions as the two of them try to build and share the idea of how better ideas can be developed through collaboration.
5:30 PM – 5:45 PM
Q+A
5:45 PM – 7:00 PM
Closing and Happy Hour

Proof of Full Vaccination Required

Betaworks requires all visitors to show proof of full vaccination to enter. No exceptions. Two ways that you can show proof:
  • Official vaccine card with at least 2 weeks having passed since the date of the last required dose (1 dose for J&J/AstraZeneca, 2 for Pfizer/Moderna)
  • An active digital pass such as the NY State Excelsior Pass or the CLEAR app