AngelLaunch: Attracting Funding for Startups
Thursday, September 20, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
Culver City, CA
ATTRACTING FUNDING FOR FOR Early Stage Companies
MEET NEW INCUBATOR SEEKING STARTUPS FOR INVESTING
- Prepare your pitch for Investors
- Develop your funding strategy
- Understand advantages of joining an incubator and how to apply
- Share tips from entrepreneurs who successfully raised capital
- Discover tools and resources connecting startups to investors
- Hear live pitch presentations from two audience members select at event and comments from judges
6:00-6:40 Networking, Drinks and Dinner
Italian buffet with salad, pizza, spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna, and drinks.
6:40-7:20 Preparing Your Pitch and Attracting Capital
Speaker: Jon Pappie, Founder, Capital Pros Network
7:20-7:50 Why You Should Join and How to Apply to an Incubator
Mike Grimshaw, Founder, South Bay Entrepreneurial Center
7:50-8:10 Investor Pitch
Two audience members will each give a 3 minutes pitch to panel of investors and hear their comments. Anyone who purchases $40 ticket can apply, and will be selected by lottery at 6:30 Panel of Judges; Vak Sambath, Jon Pappie, Mike Grimshaw
8:10-8:40 Entrepreneur and Investor Perspective on Raising Funding
Speakers: Holden Steinberg, Founder, PageWoo (entrepreneur who raised funding)
Vak Sambath, Angel Investor, Founder PivotHQ (investor)
8:40-9:10 Planing your Exit Strategy
Howard Levine, Partner, Cypress
PROGRAM DETAILS AND WEBSITES:
6:40-7:20 PITCHING AND PRESENTING TO INVESTORS
Presenter: Jonathan Pappie, Founder, CAPITAL PROS NETWORK INC.
Learn how to pitch and prepare an effective presentation. Creating excitement, building credibility, and gaining trust from an investor is paramount. Jon will give talk on the finer points for presentation and what investors look for from the management team and concept. Topics include:
- How to Structure Financial Deals
- Creating Interest in your Project
- Preparing Business Plans, Offerings and Presentations
- Underwriting and Valuations
7:20-7:50 DECIDING WHETHER TO JOIN AN INCUBATOR
MEET THE FOUNDER OF A NEW INCUBATOR LOOKING FOR STARTUPS SEEKING INVESTORS, MENTORS, AND ADVISORS at SOUTH BAY ENTREPRENEURSHIP CENTER
Presenter: Mike Grimshaw, Founder
Recent data shows that start-ups that participate in an incubators program have a greater success rate for attracting capital, partners and customers. This incubator has top notch VC’s, Universities, well connected professionals and key industry leaders as mentors and a new facility for startups.
8:10-8:40 Entrepreneur and Investor Perspective on Raising Funding
Hear from angle investors who has invested in several startups about how he makes decisions, relationships with startups, exit strategy.
Hear from startup in Startup Engine incubator about their experience, and how incubator relationships helped them close recent found of funding.
8:45-9:15 Planning an Exit Strategy
Howard Levine, Partner, Cypress Law Firm
Cost: Three types of tickets Offered
- $16: Program and drinks only
- $26 Program, Italian Buffet Dinner and Drinks
- $40 : Networking, drinks, dinner, Demo Spot.
LIMITED TO 10 SPOTS
Anyone who purchases DEMO DELUXE gets dinner, drinks, and shared demo table show their venture, application, services, or ideas. Share your ideas with others and get feedback or possible customers, investors or partners. Wifi and one electrical outlet per spot. This is not a table but an area for a laptop.
Info: LaunchFest@Angellaunch.com or 310 736 1541
PARKING: Free parking for three hours in Public Lot on Watseka near Venice.
APPLY TO SPEAK AT OUR EVENTS
We host programs on many topics. You can give a presentation, lead an informal discussion as an expert, or be part of a panel. We do not require a fee to speak. Send us topics, bio, examples of your customers to speakers@AngelLaunch.com.
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Refunds: We do not issue refunds but you can use as credit for future mixer or let someone else use your ticket.
When & Where
Jonathan Pappie, Founder,Capital Pros Network Inc.
Jonathan will give talk on the finer points for presentation and what investors look for, but won’t tell you. Mr. Pappie has had his commentary published by the World Bank, the SEC and has prepared documents for Kevin Costner, Stan Lee and the former President of Warner Bros Telepictures. Jonathan has authored or edited more than 200 business documents including business plans, industry analytical research reports, valuations, due diligence documents, private placement memoranda, and grant proposals. Mr. Pappie received his B.S. degree from Fitchburg State College in Massachusetts, with a Major in Marketing, and minors in Economics, Finance and Business Law. He has also created presentation material for Banks, major organizations and governments.
Dr. Don Oparah, Founder, VAI Global
Dr. Don Oparah leads VAI Global as Founder and CEO and brings with him a range of experience in technology business, consulting, research and education as well as very specific knowledge about accelerating start-up ventures and building innovation communities. Prior to starting VAI Global, Don developed the vision for, launched and successfully grew the UCSB Venture Acceleration Initiative (VAI) to accelerate university spin-off ventures. He also spent several years working in IT and Strategy consulting in the UK. Dr. Oparah holds a PhD in Computer Science from Cambridge University and an MBA with Entrepreneurship Focus from UCLA Anderson.
Mike Grimshaw, CoFounder, South Bay Entrepreneurial Center
President/Co-founder - South Bay Entrepreneurial Center
Adjunct Business Entrepreneurship Professor - Marymount College
Business Advisory Boards - Marymount College & CSUDH
Angel Investor member - Maverick Angels & LA Venture Association
Certified Executive Coach -Growth-Leadership Center
Member, Southern California Chapter, Institute of Management Consultants
California United Bank Advisory Board
Graduate Studies, USC & CSUDH
BA Economics, CSUN
Member of Congresswoman Janice Hahn Small Business Advisory Board
Volunteer for Junior Achievement - 10 years
Counselor for SBDC - Small Business Development Centers
Certified Small Business Advisor - Apogee Center.
Vak Sambath CEO/Co-Founder, Pivot HQ and Angel Investor
Vak got his entrepreneurial start at SMC Networks in 2001, where he co -developed the industry’s first EZ 3-Click Router Installation software. After the development of the software, Vak was later promoted to manage the company’s first in-house R&D for SMC Networks, North America. In the following year, Vak left SMC Networks to begin his first company, Medmania, Inc., where he developed a patent pending question and answering software process for educational learning.
In addition to starting Medmania, Vak founded other successful web properties such as Campusbug (a social learning network) and Techzulu (a technology news reporting blog site for Southern California). In 2008, Medmania acquired the operating rights to Crushspot.com, an urban dating site, where he grew the site to 100 million page views per month with 1 million users registered in less than one year. Then, in 2010 Vak and a few friends cofounded Pageable, a software as a service (SaaS) model, where consumers can create their own promotional product page as daily deals.
Today, Vak’s primary focus is bringing his 15 years of startup, online advertising and product development knowledge and experience to help drive in the execution of customer products, marketing, design strategies and technology implementation for Pivot HQ. In his spare time, Vak is an advisor and mentor to local Southern California startups at FastStart.studio, a startup incubator located in Irvine, CA focused on creating job growth using the lean startup model. A few of the companies that he advises are Insteegram, GamerComps, PoloGaming, and FilmPM. Vak received his major in Biology and minor in Behavioral Psychology from Allegheny College, Meadville, PA.
Holden Steinberg, coFounder and President, PageWoo
Holden has a flair for big concepts and creative solutions. After attending the University of Pennsylvania, Holden co-founded and served as creative director of Appocalypse Interactive, a web development and design studio that produced engaging websites, microsites, apps, and interactive platforms for Fortune 500 brands. Holden is a creative force with an eye for fine art and award winning design. Now as Co-founder and President of PageWoo, Holden is instrumental in product development. Her unique take on UX design has propelled both the interface and the business forward.