Presentation/seminar topics

A unique Perspective

Jenifer is a thought provoking speaker with a unique perspective and she has delivered presentations and seminars on a wide range of topics. Below is a sample of areas that she has presented.

Early Stage Financing / Venture Capital / Entrepreneurs

From the perspective of a former venture capital fund manager and early stage investor, Jenifer shares her experience to help entrepreneurs navigate the often poorly understood world of early stage financing.

What Early Stage Investors Want

What Early Stage Investors Want

The world of venture capital and angel investing is intriguing, but often not well understood by entrepreneurs who seek capital to build their companies. Learn what attracts early stage investors, as well as information about typical investor types, investment structures, expectations of early stage investors, and preparing to seek capital.

Building an Investor Ready Business Model

Building an Investor Ready Business Model

Raising capital is integral to the growth and development of young companies; however, many entrepreneurs have difficulty getting investors to “write the cheque”. Learn how to build a business model that fits well with the needs and expectations of early stage investors, and why a sound business model is so critical for success.

Putting Together an Investor Ready Pitch Presentation

Putting Together an Investor Ready Pitch Presentation

Pitching your business concept is an important part of raising capital and success requires a thorough understanding of what investors need to know. Get strategic and practical advice on creating and delivering effective pitch presentations, specifically for attracting early stage capital, as well as tips for avoiding common pitfalls.

Surviving Negotiation, Due Diligence, and Closing

Surviving Negotiation, Due Diligence, and Closing

In a world where early stage investors often hold most of the cards, entrepreneurs need to be prepared to show well during the process of negotiating and closing an investment. Learn about typical investment structures, terms, and due diligence requirements, as well as what’s involved in closing the deal.

Thriving in a Post-Investment World

Thriving in a Post-Investment World

Closing an early stage investment isn’t the end of the process, it’s just the beginning. Learn about the post-investment expectations of early stage investors, as well as strategies to make the most of having these savvy partners on your side.

Management

Jenifer brings her executive and business advisory experience to provide practical strategies for generating growth, value, and overcoming the challenges along the way.

Mastering the Family Business

Mastering the Family Business

The family business represents a significant and valuable asset; however, generating long term value remains an elusive and unfulfilled goal in a large number of cases. With their unique challenges, family businesses can benefit from practical advice to address a wide range of issues, including actively vs. passively involved family members, intergenerational goals, and involving non-family members.

Building Blocks to Building Value in your Business

Building Blocks to Building Value in your Business

It’s often said that a business and its leader are part of the same whole, especially when the business leader is the founder. This reality is actually a limiting factor, particularly when the objectives involve growth, long term sustainability, or sale of business. Learn practical strategies to separate the life cycle of the company from that of the business leader, creating an opportunity for better performance in the course of normal operations and better value on transition.

Practical Approaches for Aligning your Company with its Growth Curve

Practical Approaches for Aligning your Company with its Growth Curve

A common problem that business leaders face is making the necessary changes in their company to support growth, be it already accomplished or on the horizon. What a growing company requires in order to be successful is much different than that of a young or smaller business. Learn how to identify areas that need to be further developed, sound approaches for implementing enhancements, and how to monitor results.

Succession Planning: Practical Implications for the Business

Succession Planning: Practical Implications for the Business

Business leaders tend to spend a lot of time trying to effect succession planning by focusing on areas that are external to their company, such as seeking legal, tax, valuation, and retirement income advice. Although all are important areas to consider, they don’t advance actual succession planning implementation within the company at hand. Learn practical ways to start implementing succession planning into your business today, including position succession planning, role/responsibility and financial issues for both business leaders and potential successors, and enhancing value in your business.

Financial Literacy for Non-Financial Business Leaders

Financial Literacy for Non-Financial Business Leaders

Many business leaders lack a formal financial background, which can result in significant challenges; especially during times of growth (it does seem to take money to make money!). What’s most concerning is that non-financial business leaders often don’t recognize just how significant this lack of knowledge can be to achieving the very objectives they seek, including raising capital, attracting partners, and becoming a market leader. Learn what you need to know to utilize the accounting and finance function in your company to achieve success, delivered in plain language and practical format.

Leadership / Career

A former executive in the venture capital industry, Jenifer understands the tactics and challenges to charting a unique career path.  Invest in yourself to build the future you’ve always wanted.

Put Yourself to Work: Invest in yourself and watch your personal stock rise

Put Yourself to Work: Invest in yourself and watch your personal stock rise

Career progression doesn’t have to be about waiting for an employer to recognize your potential. Learn how to take the lead role in developing your skills and experience by making a conscious effort to invest in yourself, with the objective of becoming the right candidate to move up, perhaps, into that job (or business) that you’ve always wanted.

The Executive Edge: “Must have” skills to get to the corner office

The Executive Edge: “Must have” skills to get to the corner office

Ever wonder what it really takes to join the ranks of senior management? What might be surprising are the fundamental skills that successful, top level people typically exhibit and consistently practice. Learn practical tips about the approach that successful executives take to fulfill their role on a personal level, and the skills that are so essential to generating a positive result.

Gold is the New Black: Women, Finance, and the Future

Gold is the New Black: Women, Finance, and the Future

Women have never had a more opportune time to make finance part of their future. Whether it’s incorporating finance into your life or taking steps to build a business to fuel your future, learn practical strategies for generating success. Women can build powerful legacies for themselves, their communities, and the next generation; take an important step to get started.

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