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Gearing up for Growth

February 6, 2020: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

When might you want to take on debt instead of giving up equity? Venture debt is a necessary part of the capital structure and could be the better option for many start-ups. It allows for start-ups to fund capital expenses through a specialized (venture) lender, even when they don’t have the positive cash flow or assets to use as collateral. Venture lenders are a critical part of any start-up ecosystem and Pioneer Bank is positioning itself to be the Capital Region’s leading venture lender, alongside the Capital Region’s VC firms and angel investors. Join us on February 6, 2020 and see how the Pioneer Bank Venture and Growth team can work with your company to extend the runway through venture debt and how they’re helping the start-up community thrive.


5:30pm-6:00pm: cocktails/food and networking

6:00pm-6:30pm: discussion/presentation

6:30pm-7:30pm: additional networking, cocktails/food

Rob Nichols : Senior Vice President of Commercial Development at Pioneer Bank
Heidi Knoblauch : Venture and Growth Relationship Manager at Pioneer Bank


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February 6, 2020
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Urban Coworks
433 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305 United States
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