On April 14, 2020, CTNext began offering a series of webinars to help Connecticut startups and early-stage companies manage their businesses during the current COVID-19 crisis. As these webinars are held, we will be adding video recordings and links to presentation slides to this page. Contact information for anyone with additional questions or seeking assistance is listed below the recording of each webinar.
Webinars to date have included:
April 14 – The CARES Act for Startups and Early-Stage Companies
April 17 – Managing Finances In Response to the COVID-19 Crisis
April 21 – What Private Investors Are Thinking
May 18 – New Research & Development Funding Opportunities From the NSF
May 28 – New Research & Development Funding Opportunities from NIH
WEBINAR #1 – April 14, 2020
The CARES Act for Startups and Early-Stage Companies
Presenter – Valeria G. Bisceglia, MBA, Business Advisor, Small Business Development Council (SBDC/CT)
Summary: A walk-through of the potential benefits of the CARES Act and other government assistance programs, specifically for startup and early-stage companies. Includes a discussion of the application process, eligibility, and resources for assistance with this and other business issues related to COVID-19. Duration: Approximately 90 minutes.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBINAR, CONTACT THE BUSINESS ADVISORY DESK AT THE SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER/CT (SBDC/CT) AT https://ctsbdc.com/request-advising/.
WEBINAR #2 – April 17, 2020
Managing Finances in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis
Presenter: Janet DeFrino, Strategic Advisor – Muse Advisors, Venture Partner, 1843 Capital
Summary: A webinar offering strategies for managing your business finances during the next several months, designed to help you survive the crisis and plan for a successful emergence. Topics include methods for assessing your situation, particularly your cash runway; how to communicate with your team, employees, and investors; and tools you can use to forecast your revenue and profitability under different scenarios. Duration: Approximately 70 minutes.
Click here for slides: COVID-19 Managing Your Finances Presentation Deck
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT JANET DEFRINO, MUSE ADVISORS, AT firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEBINAR #3 – April 21, 2020
What Investors are Thinking
Leaders: Marty Isaac, Vincent D’Agostino, Joe DeMartino
Summary: Three angel investors, mentors and entrepreneurs, each with more than 25 years experience, discuss the current mindset of private investors in angel investing/venture capital circles, and how you should be revising your strategy to address that mindset. Duration: Approximately 90 minutes.
Click here for slides: Investors Webinar – Slides 4.21.20
WEBINAR #4 – May 18, 2020
New Research & Development Funding Opportunities From the NSF
Presenter: Jerry Hollister, Principal Consultant, BBC Entrepreneurial Training and Consulting
Summary: In light of the emergence and spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States and abroad, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is accepting proposals to conduct non-medical, non-clinical-care research that can be used immediately to explore how to model and understand the spread of COVID-19, to inform and educate about the science of virus transmission and prevention, and to encourage the development of processes and actions to address this global challenge.
This webinar will help you judge whether you have research or a product that could positively impact our response to the COVID-19 crisis, and educate you about how to construct a successful proposal. Duration: Approximately 90 minutes.
Link to webinar recording: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/354144306207919362
Click here for slides: NSF COVID Opportunities BBC 5-18-2020