Entrepreneurship

Attend our free Business Plan Bootcamp on Monday

 
 
Melissa Krinzman
Melissa Krinzman

ndahlberg@MiamiHerald.com

Want to know what should go into a winning business plan? How do you pack the most important elements into a couple of pages? What impresses investors in a pitch — and what turns them off? We’re here to help.

Whether you are planning to enter the Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge or just want to refine a short business plan you already have, register for our free Miami Herald Business Plan Bootcamp on Monday. This panel discussion will include tips, investor insights and plenty of question-and-answer time.

The Bootcamp presenters, all Business Plan Challenge judges who are also serial entrepreneurs, investors and mentors, are:

•  Melissa Krinzman (moderator), founder of Venture Architects, which positions private companies for capital-raising success, and co-founder of Krillion Ventures, a new venture capital fund that provides Seed and Series A stage funding to tech-enabled companies in Miami, New York and San Francisco.

•  Richard Ginsburg, co-founder of G3 Capital Partners, an early-stage investment company in South Florida, a former CEO of two publicly traded security companies, and a mentor.

•  John Hall, executive director of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at Miami Dade College, a new program focused on helping companies scale, and former managing partner or president/CEO of five businesses.

•  Rob Strandberg, president of Enterprise Development Corporation of South Florida (EDC), a public-private partnership that assists emerging science tech companies, and a former CEO or director for tech companies.

•  Mike Tomas, CEO of Miami-based Bioheart, mentor and active investor in early-stage technology and biotech companies, and chairman of FIU’s Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center.

The Business Plan Bootcamp begins at 6:30 p.m, Monday, March 17, at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson campus, auditorium 1261, Building 1. We expect a capacity crowd so please register now here or go to the event page at https://extra.herald.com/events/ and click on the Business Plan Challenge logo. There is free parking available in the MDC lot at 500 NE Second Ave.; the entrances are on Northeast Fifth and Sixth Streets.

The Business Plan Challenge deadline is April 5, and you can find contest rules, judges’ bios and other information on MiamiHerald.com/challenge.

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