GoSolo Entrepreneurial Workshop: Raising Capital for Your Startup

| Oct 13, 2010 | comment Leave a comment

Tandem, the Dubai-based business advisory company, will be hosting a 5th installment of GoSolo at The Shelter in Dubai, today Wednesday October 13th, 2010 at 7PM.

GoSolo is a series of entrepreneurial workshops organized by tandem and that aim to help and guide aspiring entrepreneurs through the different challenges of launching a startup and give them answers to all their various questions.

This month’s session, titled ‘Raising Capital for Your Startup‘, will include a discussion led by the founders of tandem, Rabih Brair and Amir Farha on the industry, and insights on what investors are looking for in today’s market. The topics include the regional investment landscape, the selection criteria that investors look at and a Q&A session with one of the founders of Duplays.

The inclusion of Q&A sessions are meant to provide a good opportunity for attendees to engage with other Dubai-based entrepreneurs and learn from their real-life experiences and practical advice on starting a business in the region.

Past workshops have provided an overview of the entrepreneurship ecosystem, and tackled the issue of evaluating a business idea, writing a business plan and understanding the financials in the context of a start-up. Over 120 people have attended the workshops so far.

The presentations from the previous workshops can be found on SlideShare here: GoSolo Workshop Presentations.

Attendance at the GoSolo workshop can be confirmed by emailing The Shelter on events@shelter.ae.

Tandem, the organizer of these events, is a business advisory firm targeted at startups and SME’s in the region. Their goal is to help entrepreneurs through guidance and mentorship and a range of services such as business plans, feasibility studies, financial forecasts and market research. Tandem also facilitates access to capital for its clients through its network of investors. The company has been involved in the launch of several growing startups such as Toolman Maintenance Services, Cherry on Top Events, Ignite Fitness and Wellness, and Klipp Media Monitoring.

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