Start-Up Work Shop - A Planning to Funding Approach to Raising Venture Funding in Today's Tough Environment

Carlsbad, CA (PressExposure) March 11, 2009 -- Robert Ochtel the CEO of The Carlsbad Technology Group ( and author of “Business Planning, Business Plans and Venture Funding” will outline his proven planning-to-funding approach to fund raising. The processes and methodologies outlined in this work shop have been used to raise over $50M in early stage funding from such venture capitalists as Sequoia Capital, Brentwood Associates, Oak Investment Partners, AT&T Ventures, and Intel Corporation, and will provide entrepreneurs with all of the necessary tools to: execute business planning, develop a complete business plan, and secure venture funding.

During this work shop, Robert will also cover the following: • Business planning process and the successful business plans • 12 essential elements of an investor focused business plan • Required funding preparation essentials • 8 essentials elements to secure funding in today’s tough environment

Robert Ochtel is a successful entrepreneur who has raised over $50M in venture capital, written many articles that have been published in various local and national publications, and successfully sold my start-up company to IBM for $180M. Currently, Robert works with start-up companies to help them raise venture capital funding and travel the country providing seminars focused on start-up companies and their business planning to venture funding activities.

Raising venture capital is much more than just coming up with an idea and developing a business plan. There are proven methodologies and processes that substantially increase your success as an entrepreneur. Come and learn these proven approaches to securing $10M the first time! Who Should Attend?

This work shop is ideal for the individuals in start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, including: • First time entrepreneurs looking to start their own company, • Start-up companies looking to raise venture capital, • Small-to-mid-size companies looking to expand into new markets, and • Large, Fortune 500 companies trying to rationalize valuable resources across various product lines.

This work shop is targeted at individuals at all levels of the organization including: C-Level Executives (CEO, CFO, CTO, CMO, etc.), Vice Presidents, Directors and Managers, etc., with the following responsibilities: Strategic Planning, Strategic Marketing, Product Line Marketing, Product Line Management, Product Application Engineers, and Product Sales.

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 1, 2009; 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Location: Carlsbad Public Library, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011 Cost: $20.00 (Pre-paid)

To learn more and sign up for the event go to and click on “How to Raise Funding Work Shop”.

About The Carlsbad Technology Group, Inc.

Robert Ochtel
The Carlsbad Technology Group
Phone: 760-438-8750

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Press Release Submitted On: March 10, 2009 at 1:46 pm
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