The Entrepreneur’s Workshop Presented by Ted Daniels


The Entrepreneur's Workshop Presented by Ted Daniels

Entrepreneurs must answer these questions:

  1. What’s your vision?
  2. What problem are you solving?
  3. What’s your go-to market strategy?
  4. Who are your customers?

Ted Daniels, Senior partner/Founder of E. Ted Daniels Associates, and Co-founder of Telequip Corporation, is presenting The Entrepreneur’s Workshop at the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center.


  • Knowing what the investor wants is how funding occurs.
  • Passion, focus, people: all venture capitalists must see this in every deal before they will invest.
  • Questions you need answered before you search for funding.
  • Discussions about how you created your start-up/late state start-up company evaluation: Why is that important to investors?
  • Re-claiming family or friends early equity funding. Why?
  • How do you attract new employees when you are short on working capital?
  • Do you understand what a start-up Financial ProForma looks like? And how investors look at them?
  • Intellectual property, patents and copyrights – do they contribute to the investor’s investment valuation? If so, why?
  • Why a table of contents in a business plan/offering document?

Early in his career, Ted co-founded Telequip Corporation and raised start-up capital, which developed and sold the first-of-its-kind electronic coin dispenser now used by many well known retail and fast food companies worldwide: McDonald’s, Kroger Companies (Albertsons, Ralphs and Stater Brothers), Wendy’s Restaurants and others. Telequip Corporation was sold in 2009 for $45 million.

Ted specializes in working with start-up entrepreneurs, senior executive development, start-ups, corporate expansions, raising capital, and individual and corporate coaching. For more information about Ted, visit his LinkedIn page or

The workshop will be held Monday, November 17, 2014 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Maroon Conference Room of the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center.
2020 Kraft Dr., Suite 3090, Blacksburg, VA 24060

Attendance is $75 per person with a maximum of 30 participants. Please make checks out to “Ted Daniels,” and bring them with you to the workshop.

R.s.v.p. required: Please contact Jenna Stevens at (540)961-3600 or [email protected] by 8a.m. on November 17th to secure your spot!

Keep in the know about VT KnowledgeWorks through Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

VT KnowledgeWorks

VT KnowledgeWorks encourages and enables creative entrepreneurship world-wide, through innovative curriculum, local business resource centers, and a global network of cooperating regions, all focused on three essential contributors to success: clear understanding of fundamental business principles; access to timely, relevant information; and meaningful personal and corporate relationships. It is a subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, supported by the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters are in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

VT KnowledgeWorks Sponsors

Allegheny Logistics Group, Automation Creations, Inc., BAE Systems, Bloomfield Partners, LLC, The Branch Group, Inc., Brown, Edwards & Company, City of Roanoke, Fox 21/27, G.J. Hopkins, Inc., Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, Interactive Achievement, Inc., Latimer Intellectual Property Law, LLC, Meridium, Montgomery County, Virginia Economic Development Department, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Phoenix Packaging Operations, Rackspace, Shentel, SunTrust Bank , TechLab, Third Security, Town of Blacksburg, Town of Christiansburg, Union First Market Bank, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech Outreach and International Affairs, VPT, Inc, Wordsprint.

Speak Your Mind