New Orlean BioInnovation Center

Funding Your Startup: Navigating the Financing Process

New Orleans BioFundWed. February 15, 2017
12:00 – 1:00pm
Main Conference Room


Presented by Kris Khalil, Managing Director of the New Orleans BioFund

Identifying, sourcing, and securing growth capital can be challenging. Outside of traditional venture capital hubs, you need to know where to look and what to look for. At this lunch seminar, learn about the current early stage investment landscape in New Orleans and get a realistic sense of:

  • How to prepare your startup for fundraising
  • The specific types of funding available
  • What strings are attached to different funding sources
  • What investors & lenders will look for (the investment decision process)
  • Proper timing of an investment round or debt raise


Thank you to City Greens and Panera Bread Mid-City for generously donating lunch and dessert for this event!

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Panera Bread


Due to high demand for this seminar, we have reached normal capacity. If you have not yet RSVPed, you can still attend but we cannot guarantee that you will receive lunch.

Presented by Kris Khalil
Managing Director, New Orleans BioFund

Kristopher Khalil, a New Orleans native, is responsible for the management and implementation of the BioFund, which invests in early-stage Louisiana companies. Kris has experience as a senior analyst for both multi-national and community-based banks and has underwritten over $9 billion in commercial transactions. He earned his MBA from Tulane and his BS in finance from LSU with focuses in entrepreneurship and accounting.