A 3-Week Live Program to Create Your Ideal Funding Strategy 

Hello Female Founders!

Launching a new company or ready to take your business to the next level but need capital? Overwhelmed by the overload of funding blogs, VC panels, and negative stats on funding for women? Not sure what capital is the best option for you?  

Our unique program provides the framework to get you and your business investor-ready for the funding that is both realistic and desirable.  

Stay tuned for dates of the next Live Program. 

Sound familiar? 

• I have launched my startup and know I need to raise money, but don’t know where to start. 

• I am confident in my product/service and just need the right business and financial tools to take it to the next level. 

• I have a general sense of capital sources like debt, equity, and recently crowdfunding, but am not sure which is right for my business. 

• I don’t have a financial plan and am not sure how much money I need to move my company forward. 

• I need a Business Overview and Pitch Deck but don’t know how to create them. 

• The thought of asking for money freaks me out… how do I know if I am ready to start fundraising?

If this resonates with you, don’t stress! This comprehensive course will address these points and so much more.  

Are you ready to raise capital? 

Do you understand what taking money from investors means for you and your business? 

Do you know how much capital you need?

 Do you know the right type of funding for your stage of business? 

Are you prepared to start asking friends/family or complete strangers for money? 

Have you developed at least a preliminary financial model and do you understand how and when you will make money? 

Do you know what is required to get the capital you seek? 

Is your business in order and ready to receive external funds? 

For many of us, these questions cause immediate heart palpitations… but you can’t even begin the capital raising process if you can’t answer these questions without freaking out!

The Fortuna Funding Framework was designed to help.  

The Framework is based on four critical pillars to help get your company funded. This 3-week program will provide answers to all of these questions and more, and help you to create your funding strategy.

  • Get clear on your “why” and identify any money issues 
  • Create your personal budget 
  • Discover your personal power success tools  
  • Set a clear vision and goals for your business 
  • Get your business house in order (legal, accounting, IP) 
  • Develop your basic Financial Model – yes you can! 
  • Learn how to figure out how much to raise, for what and for how long
  • Discover the three types of funding 
  • Learn about the different sources of capital 
  • Determine the pros/cons of each 
  • Understand the key funding terms you need to know 
  • Discover which funding tools you need and why 
  • Learn the types of pitches and how to succeed at each 
  • Create your ideal funding strategy 
  • Decide which funding is best for you using the Fortuna Funding Filters 
  • Define your investor avatar 
  • Craft your pitch using the "What's in the Deck" template
  • Create your action plan 
  • Guest Speakers: Industry Experts
  • Guest Speakers: Female Founder Success Stories
  • Customized Funding Strategy + Action Plan 
  • Templates & Checklists 
  • Directory of Female Focused Funds 
  • Private Facebook Group (peer sharing) 

What You’ll Learn: 

  • Clarity on what you are creating and why 
  • The tools to support yourself in creating the business and raising capital 
  • That a “financial model” is not as scary and mysterious as it seems 
  • What “the numbers” are for your business  
  • The different kinds and sources of capital from debt to equity to crowdfunding and more 
  • How to decide which capital is right for you 
  • The tools you need to get that capital 
  • An understanding of the process of raising capital 
  • What’s in that critical “pitch deck” 
  • And most importantly… that you’ve got this!  

The next program will begin soon.

The group will meet each Wednesday from 8:30 am. to 1:30 pm. 

Beverages and lunch will be provided. Each Monday, you will receive a reminder email and any preparation before the live class.

  • Week 1 - You & Your Business
  • Week 2 - The Money
  • Week 3 - Your Money


In partnership with Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP. 

The Preccelerator® Program is an accelerator for early-stage startups offered to select companies out of the Santa Monica office that provides interim office space, sophisticated legal services, mentorship, curriculum, investment strategy and access to a strategic perks portfolio with the objective of helping you grow your idea from business concept to funded startup. 

To learn more and apply for the next cohort, click here

Your Course Instructor: Delilah Panio 

Delilah is the founder of Fortuna and is very passionate about helping women entrepreneurs realize their dreams in a healthy and sustainable way. As a business and funding strategist, Delilah helps companies navigate through financing options and get investor-ready. 

After years working in the capital markets and in the startup community, Delilah created the Fortuna Funding Framework to give the woman entrepreneur the knowledge and confidence to go after the right funding on her terms.  

Guest Speakers

Caroline Cherkassky, Senior Counsel, Stubbs Alderton Markiles, LLP

Caroline’s practice focuses on advising emerging growth, development stage, and middle market companies on a variety of matters, including venture capital and other financings, employee compensation, securities laws compliance, technology transactions, corporate governance, and other general corporate matters. She also advises the funds and other investors that invest in these types of companies.  

Caroline received her B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and her J.D. from Stanford Law School. She is admitted to practice law in the State of California.

More speakers to be announced. 



  • 3 Live Workshops
  • Funding Strategy + Action Plan 
  • Industry Experts & Success Stories
  • Tips, Tools, Templates 
  • Directory of Female Focused Funds
  • Private Facebook Group 




Upgrade to the VIP Package and get a Pitch Deck Review. Delilah will review your pitch deck and provide feedback. 

  • 3 Live Workshops  
  • Funding Strategy + Action Plan 
  • Industry Experts & Success Stories
  • Tips, Tools, Templates 
  • Directory of Female Focused Funds
  • Private Facebook Group 
  • Pitch Deck Review with Delilah (learn more)