May 13, 2021

Gaining access to capital can be essential to many entrepreneurs as they are launching and growing their businesses. There are many options, but it’s not always clear what type of funding is appropriate or accessible. The Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce and Innovation Portal are bringing together experts and funding professionals to demystify the world of financing for startup, early-stage and small business ventures.

Money Fest focuses on all things capital, featuring breakout sessions about different types of funding, insights from founders sharing their funding stories, and access to the region’s experts. Leave with connections and understanding of different sources of funding, which sources are most appropriate for your business and goals, and how to best position your business when seeking funding.

Breakout Info Sessions | One on Ones with Experts | Founder Stories
101 Sessions | Keynote Lunch | Networking Happy Hour

May 13, 2021
@ Innovation Portal
358 St. Louis Street
Mobile, AL 36602

  • Schedule - May 13, 2021

    9:00 - 9:30 AM :: Registration

    9:30 - 10:30 AM :: Session 1: Funding Continuum

    10:40 - 11:10 AM :: Session 2: Funding Sources Breakouts + SME 1:1s
    - Working with Banks (Debt financing)
    - Give some to get some (Equity financing)
    - Microlending (microcredit)
    - Grants (for public benefit)
    - Competitions (cash prizes)

    11:20 - 11:50 AM :: Session 3: Funding Sources Breakouts (repeat) + SME 1:1s

    12:00 - 1:20 PM :: Session 4: Lunch Keynote: Founder Funding Stories

    1:30 - 2:00 PM :: Session 5: Funding Sources Breakouts (repeat) + SME 1:1s

    2:10 - 2:40 PM :: Session 6: Specialty Breakouts + SME 1:1s
    - Alabama Capital Groups
    - Prepping Financial Documents
    - Perspectives from Local Angels
    - Lean Canvas Workshop

    2:50 - 3:20 PM :: Bootstrapping

    3:30 - 4:15 PM :: Support Resources

    4:15 - 5:30 PM :: Networking Happy Hour

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