Storytelling as a Fundraising Strategy for Your Startup

December 21, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm ET | Online Webinar

Speaker Slides

Storytelling As A Fundraising Strategy

Teresa Whalen, CEO, Cytoagents; David Powsner, Intellectual Property attorney, Davis Malm. BHA Angel Investor; Debbie Kantor, APRN, MSN, CEO Hero Medical

Getting Others to Listen, Like You, (and If You Are Skillful), Do What You Want

Chuck Goldstone, CEO, Chuck Goldstone’s Strategies and Stories

Are you raising money or preparing to?  Do you have a fundraising strategy that communicates your story over the key inflection points investors are looking for?

Competition to raise capital is fierce.  Our esteemed panel of investors, storytelling strategist and entrepreneurs successful in raising funds will share success perspectives and tips to help you craft your fundraising story.

Event Schedule

December 21, 2021
7:00 pm ET
ENET Chairperson's announcements
7:10 pm ET
eMinute Pitch
Up to 3 Startup pitches
7:25 pm ET
Expert Panel
4 expert speakers on the night’s topic
8:10 pm ET
Q & A
Moderator and Audience Q & A with the speakers
8:30 pm ET
Panelists will be available afterward for responses to individual questions.



Teresa Whalen

CEO, Cytoagents.

Teresa Whalen has had a 20+ year career in Life Sciences.  As a biotech innovator, healthcare technology leader, life sciences investor, hospital board trustee and clinical pharmacist; she has a successful track record of bringing life-changing healthcare products to market.

As the CEO of CytoAgents, she leads a team who are at the forefront of groundbreaking treatment for Cytokine Releasing Syndrome (CRS), an overreaction of the immune system causing systemic inflammation.


Chuck Goldstone

CEO, Chuck Goldstone’s Strategies and Stories

Author, communications strategist, entrepreneur, creative catalyst, keynote speaker, and mentor Chuck Goldstone has helped individuals and organizations across the planet learn how to find their voice and tell their story, to be engaging, clear, and memorable.


He was founder and CEO of !deaworks | IdeaCorporation of America, where he worked with domestic and global companies such as Pepsi-Cola, Keurig, IBM, Fidelity, the United States Air Force, and hundreds of others in nearly every sector. He founded the New Venture Initiative and Chuck Goldstone | Strategies and Stories, coaching emerging companies across the globally in the development of their strategies and stories, moving them from the traditional and too-often ineffective pitch, to the art and science of narratives and materials that move audiences to alignment and action. Through his workshops, mentorships, speaking engagements, Chuck’s model and practices are renowned worldwide for changing the course of organizations  For more than a decade, Chuck was also a commentator on public radio’s Marketplace, heard on over 400 stations nationally. He is an author of two books and an upcoming one on the art and science and the business story. He founded and hosts a Global Entrepreneurial Roundtable.


Debbie Kantor

APRN, MSN, CEO Hero Medical

Debbie Kantor APRN, MSN is a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner trained at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, where she later joined the faculty. While on the Clinical Faculty at Penn from 1999-2005, she taught head-to-toe physical exam to nursing students before moving to Florida where she raised her two children. After a few years of practicing as an NP in home health and clinic settings, she realized unmet patient needs related to wound care and assessment, and patented the first cap-shaped dressing for the head or amputated limb.

Debbie founded Hero Medical Technologies, a MedTech startup focused on efficient solutions to bandage, triage, and monitor patients throughout the patient journey. She was awarded a Johnson & Johnson JLABs Quickfire Innovation Challenge for the novel dressing that was later pre-clinically tested at the Mayo Clinic. Debbie continues to build a strong team to support her vision of creating a platform technology that integrates wound care, vital sign sensors, and Artificial Intelliegence that will improve risk assessment and patient outcomes.


David Powsner

Intellectual Property attorney, Davis Malm. BHA Angel Investor

Dave is an Intellectual property attorney and Boston Harbor Angel Investor.  He is an active angel investor and advisor to high-tech companies on a range of complex matters. His physics degree from MIT and experience in computer programming, combined with his legal experience, enables him to understand, analyze and provide practical guidance on patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark, licensing and litigation matters.

Dave represents companies with products in a variety of tech markets, from medical devices to computer software to networking to consumer electronics.

Moderator & Organizers


Kristin King, MBA.

Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategy, Defibtech, LLC

Kristin is an accomplished MedTech executive, serial intrapreneur, investor and strategic advisor to startups developing biotech solutions.  With over 20 years spanning technical, marketing, and proud member of Boston Harbor Angels, she offers multi-discipline expertise transforming technologies from early concept to successful global divisions at leading Medical Device companies and startups.


David Hall

Founder & CEO , DLH Technology, Advisors. Startup Strategy & Venture Capital Consulting

Dave is Founder and CEO of DLH Technogy.  He is a startup & strategy Executive, Innovation Consultant, Advisor, Connector, Evangelist and Speaker for growth companies looking to implement, optimize, and fund their Go-to-Market plan.

DLH Technology Advisors offers consulting services including Startup Strategy, Product Development, Startup Frameworks, Business Development, Startup Marketing, Go-to-Market Strategy, Executive Coaching and Startup Funding Channels. DLH has resources for CRM development services including Salesforce implementation, AppExchange App Development, QuickStarts, Lead Architect and Admin Services for the entire Salesforce product line.

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