Equity Capital Insights: SBTDC Expands Equity Funding Services

Nov 28, 2023

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:

  1. 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,
  2. Connecting and engaging with NC’s investor communities and making introductions to high quality, investor-ready technology based start-ups and,
  3. 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 knicusanti@sbtdc.org.

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