October 26th, 2009

Finance 101 for Portland startups or would-be startups

Finance 101 for Portland startups or would-be startups

Sometimes, the biggest barrier to getting your startup off the ground isn’t the things you know—it’s the things you don’t know. Worse yet, finding a mentor or a trusted voice to help you figure things out can be more difficult than it should be.

One of the primary culprits? The basics of finance. I mean, let’s face it, you didn’t come up with a startup idea because of your love of numbers and tax law. Well, maybe you did. But you get my point.

What to do? What to do? Well, how does gaining some basic knowledge about finance for startups sound? Good? Good. You’re in luck.

This Thursday, the Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE) will be hosting Finance for Startups 101. It’s designed to help startups—or would-be startups—get their heads around the basics of finance.

Here at PIE, many of us are participating in our first S-Corp (or adding on our third) and the good ‘ol 1040ez just isn’t going to cut it this year. So, we’ve reached out to two Portlanders, Steve Babcock and Craig Vagt. They specialize in this type of thing, and we’ve asked them to come and share for an evening some tips, tricks, and warnings that we may not know. It’s open to the public, and we hope you all can make it. Also, feel free to leave any specific questions you’d like addressed in the comments below, and we’ll make sure the speakers get to them. We’ll start out with maybe 30 minutes of presentation, and then have a nice chunk of time left for Q&A.

Sound interesting? Things kick off at 6 PM on October 29 at PIE, which is located at 1227 NW Davis. Admission is free. Any and all startup types are welcome to attend.

Can’t make it? The folks at PIE are planning to record the session.

For more information, see the PIE post on Finance for Startups 101. Or RSVP on Upcoming.

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