RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Jason Caplain of Southern Capitol Ventures and Scot Wingo, chief executive officer at Channel Advisor, are teaming up to offer entrepreneurs feedback on startups – or even ideas for launching a new firm.
“Calling All Entrepreneurs” is a program launched by Caplain in the Triangle and Atlanta to help jumpstart entrepreneurs – or give them an initial charge.
Caplain and Wingo, a very successful entrepreneur himself, will meet one-on-one with “any” technology entrepreneur on Sept. 28. The meetings will include a 10-minute presentation by the entrepreneur and five minutes of Q&A.
This is the third such offering by Caplain, who says the first two were well attended and led to some interesting discussions.
Caplain is seeking not only to help entrepreneurs but also to find potential investments for Southern Capitol, an early stage VC firm based in Raleigh.
“To match our firm’s interests, the industry focus needs to be either software, e-commerce, digital media, wireless or healthcare IT,” Caplain said in a post at his Southeast VC blog site.
Caplain said adding Wingo to the equation “is important because now the entrepreneur will get feedback from both a VC and from one of the most experienced entrepreneurs in our market.”
Wingo knows how to raise venture capital – and how to make an exit. He’s started three venture-backed firms and sold two. The third – ChannelAdvisor – is a fast-growing provider of services for firms seeking to exploit e-commerce.
One company will be picked by Wingo and Caplain to receive “more time” for help in refining the entrepreneur’s sales pitch “and maybe even their business or idea.”
For more information, including how to sign up for a presentation, see Caplain’s blog site at the Web link posted with The Skinny.