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Entrepreneur Workshop – Unlocking Early-Stage Funding

May 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Series Description:

Whether you are a student startup with a brand new idea, a small business owner with a side project, or a seasoned business mogul, the Entrepreneur Workshops focus on a variety of topics pertinent to your journey. Sponsored by Perkins and Coie and hosted by the Office of Innovation and Commercialization’s The Basement, these workshops are open to everyone. We invite you to register for as many sessions as you are interested in! Light refreshments will be provided.

Event Description:

Calling all early-stage ventures seeking funding! Unsure how to prepare for the journey ahead? Join us for an enlightening workshop designed to demystify the process. Discover the essential financial strategies needed to achieve your key technology milestones and attract the ideal investors. Learn how to craft realistic financial projections encompassing revenue, expenses, and cash flow, showcasing your venture’s viability with confidence.

About the Speaker:

Maileen Flores | Partner, Richtr Financial Studio | https://www.linkedin.com/in/maileenflores/

Maileen Flores is a Partner with Richtr Financial Studio and is based in San Diego. She is a CPA in CA & CO. Through her work as a fractional CFO and Accounting expert, she works closely with startup and scaleup Founders to craft financial strategies that accelerate growth and scalability. She has worked in a variety of board roles and is regularly involved as a mentor assisting early-stage startups. She also supports life science companies as an active member of Biocom’s Capital Development Committee.

Directions to The Basement

This event is located on the first floor of the Design and Innovation Building (DIB). The entrances are located across from the Structural Materials and Engineering building or next to the UC San Diego Central Campus Station bus and trolley stop.


MTS Trolley

The easiest way to get to the DIB is by taking the MTS trolley UC San Diego Blue Line and getting off at the UC San Diego Central Campus stop. The trolley stop is a short 1 minute walk to the DIB.


Public transportation is highly recommended as parking is limited on campus. If you plan to drive to campus, please give yourself plenty of time. You can download the ParkMobile app to pay for your space digitally once you find a spot.

  • P506 – Pay and Display, Northside of the DIB
  • P504 – Pay and Display, Northside of the DIB
  • P510 – Pay and Display, Northside of the DIB *closest to the DIB*
  • Gilman Parking Structure, Southwest side of the DIB