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Investors for a Non profit start ups

jrasofinc_1. Newbie
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I help start a non-for
profit business that has raised the interest of Venture Capitalist{font:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif} {font}until they find out that we are a non-for profit business. We even had offers given to us. Is there Venture Capitalist that will invests
in a non-profit? We will be entering an
Enterprise Zone Program, so their will be ways to make a huge profit if given a
chance{font:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif} {font}to make our case. Would we have to change to for profit?
  • Re: Investors for a Non profit start ups
    LUCKIEST Master
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    Jr: Tell us more. Do you have a Business and / or Marketing Plan?? What are you selling, a product or a service??
    Have you registered with the I R S and do you have a Federal I D Number?? Do you have an Accountant or A Lawyer??
    Tell us more about the
    "Enterprise Zone Program" and where??
    Good luck, LUCKIEST
  • Re: Investors for a Non profit start ups
    jrasofinc_1. Newbie
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  • Re: Investors for a Non profit start ups
    Lighthouse24 Master
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    By definition, an investor (or venture capitalist) would be promised a share of your earnings in return for providing start-up funding. There would have to be a profit in order for that to happen. Start-up funding for non-profits is generally provided by a) grants, b) foundations, or c) committed individuals. Hope this helps. Best wishes -- whichever path you choose.
  • Re: Investors for a Non profit start ups
    Ed O'Gee Apprentice
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    Lighthouse is right. Any venture capitalist is going to want to share in the organizations profits, so if you are starting a non profit organization that is not the way to go. Have you looked into government grants? What about angel investors, who will just want their money back plus interest?
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    Lighthouse24 Master
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    Just following up . . . how you decided to proceed with this? We'd welcome an update of your progress. Thanks!

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