Welcome to “Equity Capital Insights”.
2023 was a big year for me which included a cross-country move from California to North Carolina and a new role as Small Business Equity Funding Specialist at the NC SBTDC. My name is Kevin Nicusanti and I am thrilled to join North Carolina’s innovation funding ecosystem. While NC is new to me, working with small businesses is not. In fact, I advised hundreds of innovation-based businesses for several years in southern California at an organization called Octane.
As I step into this role of, my three priority areas are:
- Increasing access to capital for the hundreds of SBTDC clients we serve annually through services like one-on-one counseling, pitch practice sessions and educational programming,
- Connecting and engaging with NC’s investor communities and making introductions to high quality, investor-ready technology based start-ups and,
- Leveraging the vast public/private resources to continue to grow NC’s reputation as one of the leading technology innovation regions in the US and the world.
Coming to a city near you in 2024 is the return of “Becoming an Investor Ready Entrepreneur”, a series of in-depth sessions that immerse attendees in a full day of content and investor panelists. Stay tuned for updates.
If preparing to raise equity funding is in your 2024 game plan, reach out to me at email@example.com.