Early Stage Business Funding

Entreprenuers

INVESTMENT CRITERIA:

CGCPIN has the following investment criteria for consideration of potential funding:

A strong management team with related experience in the field of business or industry.

Products or technology that solves a problemor fills a void in the market.

The entrepreneur must be able to document its business model.

The Business should have high growth potential Business or venture must have the potential to be a scalable enterprise (i.e. $30 to $40 million in revenues minimum).

Company and its business model must have a competitive advantage andthe companys products must be able to dominate their markets.

FIRST STEP- SUBMISSION OF EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:


If you feel your business meets the criteria above, please submitExecutive Summaryof NO MORE THANTHREE PAGES to submissions@cgcpin.com. YourExecutive Summaryshouldbe in PDF or WORD format and present information according to the following table of contents:


Table of Contents Outline - Applicationfor Investment

1) Name, address, website, email address, phone number(s)and contact information.

2) Number of employees,date firm was started, industry company operates in, names and details of any previous investment and investors, name of advisors, lawyer and accountant.

3) Business Summary/General Business Overview

4) Define the problemthe company's products or services solve

5) Define the products and services

6) Define the Targetmarket and list potential customers

7) Outlineyour sales and marketing strategy.

8) Describe the business model and how you make money.

9) Describe the competitive landscape and your primary competitors.

10) Define your competitive advantage.

11) Financial history Summary (revenues, expenses, cash flows from the last three years). Entreprenuer should detail how much money the firm needs and how will it be used.

A sample Executive Summary can be downloaded by clickinghere >> Sample Executive SummaryOnce you have submitted your application, you will be notified (via a phone call or email)if your business concept meets the minimum criteria for Business Plan submittal.The screening committee will consider all timely filed and completed submissions and will inform selected companies of statuswithin onemonth.Selection criteria are based on review of eachbusiness planand completed application form. Non-selected companies will receive feedback from the screening committee. We will advise you if it is possible that you can take actions toaddress your shortcomings and re-submit.

SECOND STEP - SUBMITTAL OF BUSINESS PLAN - ENTREPRENEUR PRESENTATIONS

Once you have submitted your application, you will be notified (via a phone call or email)if your business concept meets the minimum criteria for Business Plan submittal. We will advise you if it is possible that you can take actions toaddress your shortcomings and re-submit. Once your application is approved, you will be asked to submit a complete business plan.

  • Business plan submissions must be accompanied by a payment of the processing fee of $200. Companies failing to make such payment will not be considered by the screening committee.
  • Allexecutive summaries/applicationswill beposted under a members-only section of CGCPINs web sitefor members to review.
  • A presentation will be scheduled for all approved companies tocome to a CGCPIN meeting andgive a20 minutes to present your business to the investor group.
  • Selected companies must agree to coaching in preparation for their presentation at the member investment meeting. Coaching sessions will be scheduled at the time of selection notification.

BUSINESS PLAN CONTENTS MUST ADDRESS THE FOLLOWING (at a minimum)

  • Company Profile
  • Management Overview
  • Ownership Summary of the company
  • Business Summary
  • Customer Problem
  • Product/Services - Describe company's technologyand/or intellectual property, if applicable
  • Target Market Profile and Market Size
  • Customers
  • Sales & Marketing Strategy
  • Business Model
  • Competitive Profile
  • Competitive Advantage
  • Financial Information (including amount requested and how money will be used). This should include cash Flow Projections, accompanied by assumptions to support the projections
  • Exit Strategy

Materials for Member Investment Meeting: Selected companies must give a PowerPoint or equivalent presentation of no more than20 minutes in length, followed by a Q&A period.

Copies of the presentation must be provided to members at the investment meeting and an electronic copy provided to CGCPIN for posting under the members-only section of the CGCPIN website.

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