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Venture capital class being offered in Augusta

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Entrepreneurs with big ideas can learn how to find funding at an upcoming CapVenture class sponsored by the Technology Association of Georgia.

“It’s a critical step in moving towards a more knowledge-based community,” said Dr. Tony Robinson, a board member of TAG Augusta and a marketing and entrepreneurship professor at Augusta State University.

Participants will learn where to get venture capital and understand what venture capitalists are looking for in a startup. There will be a live stream of classes in Atlanta, followed by mentoring sessions with Augusta-area business leaders. At the end of the course, participants will be invited to a networking session in Atlanta, where they will have a chance to connect with individuals looking for businesses in which to invest.

Melanie Brandt, TAG’s chief operating officer, said Augusta was chosen as one of the satellite locations because of the entrepreneurial action the organization has heard about in the area.

“It seemed like a ripe community for this,” she said.

CapVenture has been a TAG program in Atlanta for many years, she said. This is the first time it has live-streamed the content to other cities and invited those communities to the finale networking event.

The class will be held on Wednesdays from Aug. 1 through Sept. 12. Registration costs $49 for the entire course. The Augusta live stream classes will be held at CMA Technology in Martinez. To register, go to tagonline.org/capventure.php.

TAG came to Augusta in May to develop the local technology community. This is the first program it has sponsored in Augusta. The program will also run in Savannah and Atlanta.

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Newsflash 07/20/12 - 10:22 pm
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$49 for the entire course.....................

I want to learn how to borrow the money to attend the seminar on borrowing money ! Help me........ I need $ 49.00 to go to school.

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Little Lamb 07/20/12 - 11:09 pm
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Vultures

According to Barak Obama and Rick Perry, these venture capitalists are vultures who feed on the carcasses of people trying to eke out a living.

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