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– April 25, 2024 @ 2:00 PM ET –

Fundraising Essentials For Founders

With Forecastr

Learn 5 tips that will bolster your confidence as a founder to successfully crush your next round of fundraising. 

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Increase your confidence as a founder.


Join us for this interactive and educational presentation.


As an early-stage startup founder who is raising capital, investors are making their investment decisions largely based on their confidence in you as a founder. We will share 5 tips on how you can prepare for fundraising that will increase your confidence as a founder and the confidence of your investors in you as a founder.

This will be an 45 minute long presentation with a Q&A session at the end.

What To Expect:

Expert insight on preparing to raise capital

5 things you need to know before meeting with an investor

Learn how a robust financial model can give you an advantage

Discover recommended resources to help you get started

Interactive Q&A with real-time audience questions


Featured Speakers



Jeff Erickson

Director of Strategic Partnerships


Jeff leads the Partnerships Team at Forecastr, a leading software company that helps make financial modeling easy for founders raising capital.  He currently serves on the advisory boards of several startup companies and is an active angel investor.  Jeff is an experienced entrepreneur and was the founder and CEO of a successful consumer goods company that was ranked #138 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies.  He is passionate about startups and enjoys working with founders and mentoring entrepreneurs.




Kat Weaver

Chief Executive Officer


Kat is the Chief Executive Officer at Power to Pitch. She has won 22 of 23 pitch competitions to date and 6-figures worth of capital to fund her first company. Her first company was sold after six years from starting out of her college dorm. She has made four appearances on Good Morning America. Kat hosts pitch workshops and has amassed 7,200+ participants that have attended those workshops in addition to 350k+ views on her first pitch tips YouTube video posted by FedEx. The first book she contributed to - The Student Startup Guide - was featured by Techstars for her pitch tips.




Katie Dunn



Katie is the first partner in Power to Pitch, bringing the investor perspective to support Kat’s expert storytelling. She has 25 years of career experience focused on finance, due diligence, and strategy. Katie has made 17+ investments as an angel investor (and growing every day), 1 patent for the evaluation of real estate transactions, and $10 billion in commercial real estate loans originated, underwritten, closed, and asset managed. She has earned 3 scholarships and 2 internships for grad school where she graduated #1 in the entire business school.




Ryan Nash

Chief Operating Officer


Ryan joined Gust in 2013 and held various roles within the company. Ryan started as the Vice President of Technology for two years before transitioning to the position of Chief Technology Officer. Recently, they have been serving as the Chief Operating Officer. Overall, Ryan's work experience demonstrates their expertise in IT leadership, project management, programming, and their ability to take on increasingly responsible roles within organizations. Ryan Nash earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Binghamton University, where they studied from 2006 to 2009.