What 3 Founders Learned About Preparing for VC Investment from the Capital Readiness Program

Plenty of growth-minded entrepreneurs Technical.ly talks to describe their struggles with fundraising. For first-time founders, especially, it can be hard to know how to prepare to raise capital — including how to make connections with investors — to take your company to the next level.

In support of execs who are ready to take that next step with fundraising, the University City Science Center has hosted three cohorts of its Capital Readiness Program. This program chooses startups from across the US to spend five days in Philadelphia at the Science Center, where they meet with investors, network with each other, and learn from experts how to grow their company.

The latest cohort includes 12 healthtech companies, with founders hailing from as far as Texas and five calling Philly home. Here’s what three of them learned from the program.