opportunity.UP // unleashing private equity conference // @atlanta
Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 8:00 PM (EST)
EXCLUSIVE SHARKTANK "SHARK" & BRANDING ICON DAYMOND JOHN + INVESTOR, ENTREPRENEUR & AUTHOR RODNEY SAMPSON PRIVATE DINNER RECEPTION & ROUNDTABLE JUST ADDED. ONLY 100 TICKETS.
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SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
FULL PROGRAM & CURRICULUM
Thursday January 9th (10am - 2pm): Open To Influencer Badge Holders Only
|09:00 AM – 09:55 AM||Check-in & Registration|
|9:55 AM – 10:00 AM||Master of Ceremonies||Dr. Venus Opal Reece, CEO, Defy Impossible|
|10:00 AM – 10:05 AM||Welcome and Opening Remarks||Judy Robinett, CEO, Judy Robinett Enterprises (Google Hangout)|
|10:05 AM – 10:10 AM||Welcome Remarks||Brian McGowan, President & CEO, Invest Atlanta (Invited); or Eloisa Klementich, Managing Director, Invest Atlanta|
|10:10 AM – 10: 15 AM||Welcome Remarks||Robert Galanti, Lead Investor, Davidson’s Downtown & 200 Peachtree|
|10:10 AM – 10:15 AM||Welcome Remarks & Introduction of Dr. Rodney Sampson||Dr. Venus Opal Reece, CEO, Defy Impossible|
|10:15 AM – 10:40 AM||Morning Visionary Keynote
||Dr. Rodney Sampson, Managing Partner, Opportunity Ventures; Co-Founder, Opportunity Hub; Author, Kingonomics|
|10:40 AM – 11:10 AM||Presentation One
Crowdfunding & Democratization of Capital
|Dr. Richard Swart, Director of Research Program for Innovation in Entrepreneurial and Social Finance Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership, University of California, Berkeley|
|11:10 AM – 11:40 AM||Presentation Two
“The Importance of Angel Investment By & In Underserved Communities & Beyond”
|Natlia Oberti Noguera, Founder, Pipeline Fellowship|
|11:40 AM – 12:30 PM||Morning Interactive Conversation
“The Role of Innovation, Influence, Affluence & Relational Engagement In Closing The Access To Capital Gap”
|Moderators: Dr. Rodney Sampson, Founder, Kingonomics; Chairman, Opportunity Ventures / Panelists and Dr. Richard Swart, Director of Research Program for Innovation in Entrepreneurial and Social Finance Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership, University of California, Berkeley
|12:45 PM – 1:05 PM||Luncheon Keynote Remarks
“The Role of Donor Advised Funds In Supporting Definitive Causes & Investments”
|Tony Suber, Senior Vice President, CertusWealth|
Thursday January 9th (7pm - 11pm): Only 100 tickets available
|7:00 PM – 10:00 PM||Daymond John + Rodney Sampson Influencer, Innovator, Investor Private Dinner Roundtable & Dinner Reception
TIP: Only 100 ticketshttp://badges.oppUPcon.com
|Hosts: Paul Judge, CEO, Judge Ventures; Annie Jean Baptiste, Google; Theo Ratliff, Former NBA, Investor & Philanthropist; Mitch Schlimer, Founder, Epicenter Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame; Jonathan Solomon, DKF Investments, Jaylen Bledsoe, Bledsoe Technologies; Entertainment by The Artist Le’|
Friday January 10th (10am - 11pm): Open To All Badge Holders
|08:00 AM – 09:55 AM||Check-in & Registration|
|09:00 AM – 09:55AM||Morning Networking|
|09:55 AM – 10:00 AM||Master of Ceremonies||Dr. Venus Opal Reece, CEO, Defy Impossible and Devin Thorpe, Forbes|
|10:00 AM – 10:05 AM||Welcome and Opening Remarks||Sue Malone, CEO, Strategies for Small Business, #1 Business Lender|
|10:05 AM – 10:10 AM||Welcome Remarks||Dr. Richard Swart, Director of Research Program for Innovation in Entrepreneurial and Social Finance Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership, University of California, Berkeley|
|10:10 AM – 10:15 AM||Welcome Remarks||City of Atlanta Representative|
|10:15 AM – 10:20 AM||Welcome Remarks||Brian Kemp, Secretary of State, The State of Goergia|
|10:20 AM – 10:25 AM||Welcome Remarks||State Representative Donzella James|
|10:25 AM – 10:30 AM||Welcome Remarks||Cassius Butts, Regional Administrator, SBA (Invited)|
|10:30 AM – 10:35 AM||Introduction of Dr. Rodney Sampson||Dr. Robert Jennings, President, The Lincoln University|
|10:35 AM – 10:40 AM||Opening Remarks / Framing The Cause / Major Announcements||Dr. Rodney Sampson, Founder, Kingonomics; Co-Founder, Opportunity Ventures & Opportunity Hub|
|10:40 AM – 10:45 AM||Sponsor Remarks||Various Sponsors|
|10:45 AM – 11:15 AM||Morning Innovative Presentation||KP Reddy, Startup Catalyst, Author and Director, Atlanta Technology Development Center (ATDC)|
|11:15 AM – 11:45 AM||Morning Interactive Conversation 1: The Case for Collaboration Amongst Innovative Movements & Platforms To Create Opportunity, Access To Capital and Jobs||Moderators: Dr. Rodney S. Sampson &Joey Womack, Founder, sf35
|11:45 AM – 12:30 PM||Morning Interactive Conversation 2: Navigating The Investment Ecosystem||Moderators: Dr. Rodney S. Sampson andJonathan Frutkin, Cricca Funding
|12:30 AM – 01:30 PM||Lunch||Open|
|01:30 PM – 04:00 PM||Interactive Tracks
(Note: Tracks Run Simultaneously)
|Interactive Track Co-Chairs & Presenters / Panelists will be added.
|04:00 PM – 04:30 PM||Navigating The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Presentation||Bert Seither, VP, 1800 Accountant
|04:40 PM – 05:25 PM||Closing Interactive Conversation 3: The Necessity For Crowdfunding & New Capital Markets Formation||Moderators: Dr. Rodney Sampson, Founder, Kingonomics; Chairman, Opportunity Ventures and Dr. Richard Swart, Director of Research
Program for Innovation in Entrepreneurial and Social Finance Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership, University of California, Berkeley
|05:25 PM – 6:10 PM||Closing Interactive Conversation 4: Intersecting Innovation, Culture, Capital & Sustainability||Moderator: Dr. Rodney S. Sampson
|06:10 PM – 06:30 PM||Wrap Up + Next Steps||Devin Thorpe, Forbes; Author, Crowdfunding For Good
|07:00 PM – 11:00 PM||Interactive Mixer||Co-Hosts: Joey Womack, sf35; Faruq Hunter, Geeks Gone Global; Donnell Creech, Movement 50 / SXSW; Marvin Arrington, First Fridays & SWATS Atl
Saturday January 11th (9am - 6pm)
Mentor.UP / Investors in Residence Day (Open To All Badge Holders)
|08:00 AM – 09:55 AM||Check-in & Registration|
|10:00 AM – 1:00 PM||Investors In Residence
1-on-1 Mentoring Sessions
15 minute increments
Select companies will private mentoring sessions with investors. Companies will receive quick, honest and to the point feedback on their company and business model.
|Investors In Residence
|10:00 AM – 5:00 PM||Expo.Up||Experts In Residence|
Youth Entrepreneurship Conference (Open To All TREP, Jr. Badges / Parents Attend FREE)
|08:00 AM – 09:55 AM||Check-in & Registration|
|09:00 AM – 09:05 AM||Welcome Remarks||Tanya Hamilton, CEO, Independent Youth|
|09:05 AM – 09:10 AM||Welcome Remarks||Dr. Rodney Sampson, Author, Kingonomics and Co-Founder, Opportunity Ventures & Opportunity Hub|
|09:10 AM – 09:15 AM||Introduction of Bert Gervais||Tanya Hamilton, CEO, Independent Youth|
|09:15 AM – 09:30 AM||Ice Breaker||Bert Gervais, The Mentor Group|
|09:30 AM – 10:00 AM||Opening Keynote||Bert Gervais, The Mentor Group|
|10:00 AM – 10:45 AM||Featured Keynote||Chloe and Hallee Bailey, Disney Actresses & Entrepreneurs|
|10:45 AM – 12:00 PM||Meet The Coaches||Jaylen Bledsoe, Ryan Kelly, Lily Sandler, Remmi Smith, Jake Johnson, Lachian Johnson, Maya She Penn, Hart Main, Jordan & Brandon Iverson|
|12:00 PM – 12:45 PM||Teen Lunch||Sponsored by Chic-fil-A|
|12:45 PM – 01:00 PM||Business Plan Finalizing||Youth Entrepreneurs|
|01:00 PM – 04:15 PM||Workshops / Group Sessions||Interactive Tracks
|04:15 PM – 05:00 PM||Pitches||Youth Entrepreneurs|
|05:00 PM – 05:30 PM||Final Pitches||Youth Entrepreneurs|
|05:30 PM – 05:45 PM||Judging||SproutUpTreps Co-Chairs|
|05:45 PM – 06:00 PM||Announcement of Pitch Winner / Closing Remarks||Bert Gervais, The Mentor Guy
Tanya Hamilton, CEO, Independent Youth
WHAT TO EXPECT
- Learn the entrepreneurial ecosystem and meet the companies and experts that provide the services required to launch and grow their startup
- Learn the investment ecosystem and interact with 100+ active and accredited investors
- Learn the crowdfunding ecosystem and meet investors, companies and causes that are pioneering this emerging new capital markets created by the signing of the JOBS Act on April 5th, 2012
- Leave the conference with a definitive roadmap and plan to advance your business and definitive purpose
- Learn the entrepreneurial ecosystem from teen entrepreneurs that have built successful and fast growing companies while in highschool.
- Lean how to pitch their idea to potential partners & investors
- Special sessions for parents to learn how to support their teen's entrepreneurial journey
- Learn how to diversify your investment portfolio, maximize your philanthropy and manage your social media presence
- Identify potential investment opportunities
- Connect with fellow investors
- Help disrupt the access to capital gap in America
If you are an innovator, entrepreneur and/or investor, opportunity.UP :: unleasing private equity will change the trajectory of your business, career, life and definitive purpose. Perhaps it is meeting a co-founder, new board member, experienced team member or accredited investor, opportunity.UP//unleashing private equity provides this opportunity in an open, engaged and interactive environment. Join 100 experts and investors and over 1,000 fellow treps, January 9-11, 2014 in Atlanta, GA.
/ NEW! TEENS ATTEND SPROUTUPTREPS YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONFERENCE ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, FOR FREE WITH PURCHASE OF ANY ADULT BADGE /
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opportunity.UP :: unleashing private equity conference & events
opportunity.UP is the definitive access to capital platform providing access to to expert knowledge and expert practitioners in innovation, entrepreneurship and investment. With programming focused on ideation, customer discovery, bootstrapping, becoming fundable, embracing new capital markets via crowdfunding and training the next generation of angel investors, attendees learn the innovative, entrepreneurial and investment ecosystems while simultaneously getting the opportunity to interact and network with over 1,000 fellow entrepreneurs and over 100 experts, mentors and accredited investors. We put over a billion dollars in investment capital in the room. opportunity.up is the right room.
This is accomplished by creating an efficient ecosystem of experts, firms, research centers, universities, thought leaders, economists, entrepreneurs, investors and advisors that are presented via Kingonomics large scale conferences, intensive trainings, learning programs, courses, curriculum and certification.
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