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Tech Park Academy | Valuing an Early Stage Company

  • Louisiana Technology Park 7117 Florida Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA, 70806 United States (map)

You’re looking for capital, you’re seeking investors. You have yet to earn any revenue and are in the very early stages of developing your product or service and taking it to market. One of the first questions you are asked is “what is the valuation of your company?”. There are no easy answers! This valuation process is a mix of both art and science where there are no hard and fast answers. Before you spend thousands of dollars on consultants, come learn from a veteran investor how these questions can be answered in a meaningful and defensible manner. You will be better positioned and prepared to offer a valuation of your startup and to understand how a potential investor is arriving at their valuation as well. 

Join us for an interactive workshop on how to value early stage companies. Useful for investors, business founders, consultants and others who seek to understand how investors determine early stage valuations.



Mike Eckert is the Chairman of NO/LA Angels Network, an early stage angel investor network operating out of New Orleans. Originally from Chicago where he began his professional career in media and media technology. His career brought him to New York City and Atlanta. Mike was on the launch team of The Weather Channel and served as its President and CEO. He also served as Chairman and CEO of Pathfire, a technology start-up that became a leading provider of digital media and asset management capabilities to large media companies. In the summer of 2013 Mike moved to New Orleans to be closer to family. He has been an active angel investor, angel group leader and LP in venture capital funds since the late 1990s. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the National Angel Capital Association, serving as Chair of its Public Policy Committee and of its Strategic Planning Activities; is Chairman of the NO/LA Angel Network, and is a member of the Investment Committee of the New Orleans Start-Up Fund. Prior to moving to New Orleans, Mike was Chairman of the Atlanta Technology Angels, a top ten angel investment group nationally.


Event Agenda:

  • 11:30: Registration & Lunch Starts

  • Noon: Program Begins

  • 1:00: Program Ends



About Tech Park Academy:

Tech Park Academy is a monthly seminar hosted by the Louisiana Technology Park. We strive to bring you talented, knowledgeable professionals who have invaluable information to share. These events are accompanied by a catered lunch, which is included in the ticket price of $10. 

We hope to see you at this exclusive event!


Earlier Event: October 26