How to start your business: Venture Finance / Venture Launch

Date / Time

February 28, 2019

10:00 am - 2:30 pm


Rice Building


Are you looking for expert advice on starting and growing a small business? The Venture Series offers an opportunity to learn how to build a solid foundation to grow your dream business. The series, open to the university community and the public, consists of four 2-hour workshops. Each workshop will provide you with tools and resources to take your business to the next level.

Venture Finance – Where do you find funding to get your business started? How do you get the money you need? This in depth look at many ways to fund your business gives insight into how to access these sources and develop a plan for where to go next. Learn from our experts about many funding options available for startups.

Venture Launch – Learn about legal and regulatory issues that need to be addressed before starting your business. Topics include your launch plan, where to get required licenses and registrations, and getting set up to pay the right taxes. Avoid common pitfalls and plan your steps with a startup checklist.
The first 2 workshops, Venture Start and Venture Viability will be held on 2/27.

For more information and to register please visit

If you have any questions about the workshops, please contact Steve at

If you are thinking about opening a new business or want to get a start on a business plan, come learn from our experts.  The Venture Series of workshops are specifically designed to help you begin the business planning process.

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