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How to Fund your Business

September 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Join Innovate Carolina in partnership with WEBB Squared for an engaging and insightful panel discussion on “How to Fund Your Business.” Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur, a startup founder, or a business owner looking to scale, understanding the various funding options and strategies is crucial for success.

During this workshop, our funding for businesses expert panelists will share valuable insights, tips, and best practices on navigating the complex landscape of funding. They will identify and explain different funding sources, including venture capital, angel investors, grants, crowdfunding and traditional lending, while discussing their advantages and challenges.

The panel discussion will be followed by an interactive Q&A session, providing you with personalized advice and deeper insights into funding strategies. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from industry experts and network with fellow entrepreneurs. Whether you’re seeking seed funding, expansion capital or long-term financing, this workshop will equip you with the knowledge and tools to make informed funding decisions and propel your business to new heights.


JaLisha Richmond is Thread Capital’s director of lending and client support. She leads Thread Capital’s loan origination, coaching, connections, and customer service efforts, with the goal of executing Thread Capital’s mission of strengthening entrepreneurship and expanding access to capital for small businesses in North Carolina.

Elaine Bolle is an active investor and advisor to early-stage companies after many years as CEO and senior executive building high growth companies in financial services, consumer goods and e-commerce. She serves as a board member for high growth profit and non-profit organizations.

Joel Harper has consulted small business owners for most of his career, which has mostly been spent in the Chamber of Commerce arena. He led the Chapel Hill Chamber for 10 years and the Eden Chamber for 3. He’s been a counselor with the SBTDC for the past five years.

Rich Trogdon is the Senior Vice President Area Executive of First Bank.


September 13
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


79 Degrees West
120 Mosaic Drive
Pittsboro, NC 27312 United States
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