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Raising Capital

Measuring What Matters: Why Start-Ups Aren't Scaling

A key focus of the JBDC’s Financial Support Services Unit is financial literacy and readiness. As such, Raising Capital is designed to expose the agency’s clients to the various forms of financing available in the market. This event is by invitation only with an audience capacity of 60. It has seen some of the brightest minds in the financial sector featured as panelists leading discussions aimed at educating MSMEs in a comfortable setting.

The forum has been hosted twice, exploring topics including equity financing and investor pitching. As part of GEW 2017 celebrations, Raising Capital returns for another thought provoking discussion on Measuring what Matters: Why Start-ups Aren’t Scaling. This subject will explore the qualitative and quantitative assessment of businesses at the start so they are able to make changes where necessary. Start-ups also need to understand the best time to seek certain types of financing. For example, an idea that has not been tested will not attract and investor, a loan may not be the option based on current profit, need to know burn rate, break-even point, as well as knowing the market in terms of industry best-practices.

by invitation only