Thursday, June 4, 2015: Think and Talk Like a CFO to Win Funding for Your Product with John Oeltjen
Meetings are open to everyoneÂ â€” there isÂ no chargeÂ to attend.Â This was held at The Venture Cafe Gathering at CIC from 7-7:45pm — see directions and details below.
About the meeting: Securing funding is tough! Do you know how to loosen the purse strings to get the funding you need? Learn what goes on in the mind of the person standing between your product concept & funding. During this session, we will present case studies & answer â€œwhat ifâ€ & â€œhow toâ€ questions to help you package your product. Learn how to increase financial attractiveness & get the funding to go to market. What are the key issues to overcome to enable funding?
Slides from this meeting (PDF)
About the Presenter: John Oeltjen, CPA has 35+ years of business & consulting experience. He began his career with a â€œBig 4â€ accounting firm, serving as lead partner for the St. Louis Regional Middle Market practice. He also spent 12 years in the private sector, as a President, COO & part owner in various businesses. Under his leadership, over 200 new products were introduced. He is currently a Partner & Director of Manufacturing & Distribution Services for Mueller Prost, a leading locally owned CPA & advisory firm. John E. is on Twitter as @johneostl
About the event
This meeting is part of the weekly Venture CafÃ© Gathering at CIC. Every Thursday from 3:00 – 8:00pm, The Venture CafÃ© welcomes the innovation community to “a weekly gathering of innovators and startups. A place for serendipitous collisions to occur. Each week there are roundtable discussions, information tables, office hours with thought leaders, and guest speakers relevant to the ecosystem.”
The St. Louis Product Management Group meeting will be held in the Havana Room (2nd floor) from 7-7:45pm. You are encouraged to arrive early to participate in other related events, along with networking and refreshments. Check the Venture CafÃ© calendar to see what other events are going on before our meeting.
The Venture Cafe at CIC
4240 Duncan Avenue 2nd Floor
St. Louis, MO 63110
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Parking is available in the CIC parking lot, on the street (Duncan Ave), or in the lot on the north side of Duncan Ave across from CIC. The main entrance is closest to the corner of Duncan and Boyle.