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Do you ever find yourself thinking

I need an infusion of capital to level up — but will that mean losing control of the business I’ve worked so hard to build?

I hate the thought of “pitching” to investors. Is there a better way to ask for money?

I’m not on the “go big or go home” path – how can I find the right investors and design an offering that fits my business goals and values?

This virtual event for CEOs and founders offers the training you need to raise funding for your social enterprise without compromising your vision or values. In an immersive three-day program designed by expert attorney and finance innovator Jenny Kassan, you’ll learn what it takes to develop a fundraising strategy centered on creative, compelling investment offers targeted at mission-aligned investors. With Jenny’s guidance and valuable insights from her inspiring team of lawyers, business coaches, fundraisers, and impact investors, you’ll come away with the essential tools, confidence, and mindset you need to get your business funded — on your terms!


This event is for you if …

You’re a mission-driven entrepreneur who wants to raise at least $500,000 from values-aligned investors
You’ve been exploring raising funds for your business but fear you’re not “cut out” for typical startup funding
Your business is beyond the idea stage and poised for growth, and you want to make sure you don’t have to sacrifice your values to satisfy your investors
You “don’t know what you don’t know” and want to ensure you are making offers and raising funds in a legally compliant way

Explore what you’ll gain in these amazing three days:

Clarify your goals and identify your ideal investors

Day 1: Clarify Your Goals and Identify Your Ideal Investors

Wednesday April 19: 11 AM – 7:30 PM ET

Take the necessary steps to carefully think through and determine your fundraising goals, timeline, non-negotiables, and long-term plans. Learn how to find the right investors and avoid wasting time on the wrong ones.

Day 2: Create Your Offer and Reach Your Ideal Investors Without Breaking the Law

Thursday April 20: 11 AM – 7:30 PM ET

Design an offering that aligns your investors’ interests with yours. Take a deep dive into securities law compliance options and choose the right strategy for your business. 

Create your offer and reach your ideal investors without breaking the law
Enroll Investors and Build Resilient Mindset

Day 3: Enroll Investors and Build a Resilient Mindset

Friday April 21: 11 AM – 5 PM ET

Eliminate the word “pitch” from your vocabulary and learn how to have authentic and enjoyable conversations with potential investors. Discover the tools and strategies to prepare for the ups and downs of the fundraising journey, and kick limiting beliefs to the curb.

Featured Experts

With over five decades of experience in capital raising, business coaching, and securities and real estate law, Jenny Kassan and Michelle Thimesch are teaming up to share their expertise and empower individuals who are looking to raise capital and grow their businesses. Driven by their shared passion for coaching entrepreneurs and divesting from Wall Street and investing in Main Street, they’re excited to workshop how to build, fund, and grow your business with you. This three-day workshop will also include a variety of other surprise guest experts and speakers.

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Jenny Kassan

Lawyer and Fundraising Expert

Jenny is an attorney, investor, and capital-raising coach who teaches mission-driven entrepreneurs how to fundraise without selling their soul. Jenny believes entrepreneurs are heroes, and has helped entrepreneurs raise millions of dollars from values-aligned investors to turn their world-changing visions into reality.

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Michelle Thimesch

Lawyer and Coach

Michelle is an attorney and transformational business coach with over two decades of experience. She has helped her clients create legacy and philanthropic planning goals that ensure the continuation of business and community involvement for the next generation. Michelle is the CEO of Crowdfund Mainstreet, a regulated investment crowdfunding platform.

What People are Saying

I feel tremendously fortunate to have attended the event with Jenny and Michelle. I know that there’s a lot of work between now and the realization of my ultimate goal, but I trust their process, their passion, and their expertise. They are leading me to a future where the agony of bootstrapping will be old news instead of the daily norm. A future where our company’s great products will reach the audience which needs them and perhaps even move the industry we are in towards the circular economy that we embody.”

— Julie Ann DeSa Lorenz, Online Instrument Systems, Inc.

“Jenny helped me understand that there is another way to raise money besides the venture capital route. In one weekend, she gave me the confidence to raise investments from people who were truly invested in the mission. I consider my workshop with Jenny to have been a critical step in building my company.”

– Katrina Spade, RECOMPOSE

Jenny gave me the tools I needed to offer an investment opportunity to supportive investors. We’re offering equity, but we are not giving up any control. We’ve had a remarkable response, and we couldn’t have done it without Jenny’s teaching and support.”

– Kristen Barker, Our Harvest