Got an email this morning from a PR crowd.
The Irish Venture Capital Association in conjunction with the Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurship is holding a one and a half day course on â€œHow to Raise Venture Capitalâ€?. The event takes place at the Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurship at Citywest Business Campus, Dublin on 24th and 25th May.
The course is aimed at entrepreneurs in new or existing companies. It provides an inside track from the venture capitalists themselves on what they look for in a business, the investment process as well as how to manage exit strategies. It will provide networking opportunities with venture capitalists and entrepreneurs who have been through the fund raising experience.
The cost of the course is €850 and includes all course materials, lunch, evening dinner and accommodation at Citywest Hotel on the night of the 24th May.
Maybe that’s value for money but I’d be running a free event to get as many interested parties as possible. Though I’m not a VC, am I, so maybe I’m not seeing the bigger picture. Let people pay for the dinner and meal and lunch themselves, if needs be. First time I heard of the IVCA too. Looking at their members list, am I right in thinking Trinity are the only ones to go to events such as BarCamp?