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opportunity.UP // unleashing private equity conference // @atlanta

opportunity.UP :: unleashing private equity conference & events

Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 8:00 PM (EST)

Atlanta, GA

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Trep Badge
PERFECT FOR ENTREPRENEURS AT ALL STAGES. This badges includes access to all of Day 2 and 3 conference events.
Ended $100.00 $5.99
Virtual Trep Badge   more info Ended $100.00 $5.99
Trep, Jr. Badge   more info Ended $40.00 $2.99
Influencer Badge   more info Ended $2,000.00 $0.00
Daymond John + Rodney Sampson Influencer. Innovator. Investor Roundtable + Dinner Reception   more info Ended $500.00 $22.95
Pitch Badge   more info Ended $500.00 $22.95
Sponsor Teens To Attend @SproutUpTreps Youth Entrepreneurship Conference   more info Ended

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EVENT OVERVIEW


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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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 McGowanPresident & 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
 
Panelists:
 
  • Dr. Paul Judge, CEO, Judge Ventures; Co-Founder, Opportunity Ventures
     
  • Valerie Mosley, Angel Investor
     
  • Natlia Oberti Noguera, Founder, Pipeline Fellowship
     
  • Annie Jean Baptiste, Google;
     
  • Dr. Robert Jennings, President, Lincoln University
     
  • Sue Malone, CEO, Strategies for Small Business
     
  • Tony Suber, Senior Vice President, CertusWealth
     
  • Faruq Hunter, CEO, Geeks Gone Global
     
  • Michael Campbell, CEO, Black on Purpose Television
     
12:30 PM Lunch Provided
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
Panelists:
 
  • Sanjay Parekh, Founder, Refresh South + Startup Riot
     
  • Donell Creech, Co-Founder, Movement 50 @ SXSW
     
  • Natalia Oberti Noguera, Founder, Pipeline Fellowship
     
  • Tanya Hamilton, Founder, Independent Youth
     
  • Annie Jean Baptiste, Google
     
  • Faruq Hunter, Founder, Geeks Gone Global
     
  • Mitch Schlimer, Founder, Epicenter Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame
     
  • Jose Marquez, CEO, Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association
     
  • Bishop Allen Wiggins, CEO, The Village of Orlando
11:45 AM – 12:30 PM Morning Interactive Conversation 2: Navigating The Investment Ecosystem Moderators: Dr. Rodney S. Sampson andJonathan Frutkin, Cricca Funding
 

Panelists:
 
  • Sue Malone, CEO, Strategies for Small Business + #1 SBA Lender
     
  • Tino Mantella, CEO, Technology Association of Georgia;
     
  • Dr. Paul Judge, CEO, Judge Ventures & Managing Partner, Opportunity Ventures
     
  • Jerry Hicks, Angel
     
  • Bradley Kirkland, Angel
     
  • Maurice Stewart, Co-Founder, Diamond Ventures
     
  • KP Reddy, Director, ATDC
     
  • David Weild, CEO, IssuWorks; Former Vice Chairman of Nasdaq (via Google Hangouts)
     
  • Michael Beinenson, Regional Director, Workforce Matters
     
  • Adel Elmankabady, Managing Principal, EB-5 Advisory Group; Director of Global Investors, Southern States Regional Center
     
  • Bruce Roberts, CEO, Carolina Financial

 

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.
 
  • Trep.UP TrackJonathan Solomon, DKF Investments; Dr. Venus Opal Reese, CEO/Founder, Defy Impossible; KP Reddy, StartUp Catalyst and Director, Atlanta Technology Development Center;Wendi Dillard, CEO, WEDA
     
  • Boot.UP TrackMike Huska, CEO, Daymond John Academy
     
  • Grow.UP TrackMaurice Anderson, CEO, Anderson Business Consulting;Dar’Shun Kendrick, Managing Member, Kendrick Law Practice; Jerry Hicks, CEO, Hicks Clark; Jeff Anderson, CEO, SBSI Holdings; Troy Edwards, Trinet; Sue Malone, CEO, Strategies for Small Business; Bruce Roberts, CEO, Carolina Financial;Ryan Hill, CEO, Timeless Experiences
     
  • Gov.UP TrackShene’ Commodore, CPCM, CEO, Commodore Consultants
     
  • Crowd.UP Track: Dr. Richard Swart, Director of Research Program for Innovation in Entrepreneurial and Social Finance Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership, University of California, Berkeley; Devin Thorpe,Author, Crowdfunding for Good
     
  • Google.UP TrackAnnie Jean Baptiste, Google; Sean Standberry, Sherman Standberry of LYFE Marketing; Earl Coleman, Founder, Pearlio
     
  • Sustain.UP TrackLaurie Sossa, CEO, Southern Barter Club and Global Exchange Unlimited; Eric Newcomer, Partner, Global Exchange Unlimited;State Senator Senator Donzella JamesDenise Quarries, Director of Sustainability, City of Atlanta; Felicia Phillips, Co-Chair of Fulton County’s US-29 Green Corridor; Dr. Latoria Whitehead
     

 

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
 
Panelists:
 
  • Vincent Russo, Invest Georgia Exemption Architect; Counsel, Robbins Litigation & Regulatory Law
     
  • Chris Tyrrell, CEO, OfferBoard
     
  • Devin Thorpe, Forbes Contributor; Author, Crowdfunding For Good
     
  • Jervis Hough, CEO, Fund America
     
  • Nick Bhargava, Founder, GroundFloor.us
     
  • Jeffrey Bekiares, Spark Market
     
  • David Lilenfield, Founder, Sterling Funder
     
  • Jonathan Frutkin, Cricca Funding
     
  • Adam Lee, CEO, Bohemian Guitars
     

 

05:25 PM – 6:10 PM Closing Interactive Conversation 4: Intersecting Innovation, Culture, Capital & Sustainability Moderator: Dr. Rodney S. Sampson


Panelists:

 
  • Jay Carter, Founder, One Musicfest Atlanta
     
  • Dr. Paul Judge, CEO, Judge Ventures & Managing Director, Opportunity Ventures
     
  • Antonio Brown, CEO + Founder, LVL XIII Brands, Inc.
     
  • Shannon Nash, Entertainment Attorney, Accountant & CEO, Nash Management Group
     
  • Denise Quarries, Director of Sustainability, City of Atlanta
     
  • Theo Ratliff, Former NBA Player, Investor, Philanthropist
     
  • Jaylen Bledsoe, CEO, Bledsoe Technologies / Teen Entrepreneur
     
  • Lara Holland, Owner, Food Allergy Girl
     
  • “Prince Peter I”, Founder, Master Mind Production
     
  • Barry Givens, Co-Founder, Monsieur
     
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
 
  • Sue Malone, #1 SBA Lender
  • Harold Brown, Angel Investor
  • Bradley Kirkland, Angel Investor
  • Jerry Hicks, Angel Investor
  • Paul Judge, Angel Investor
  • Judy Robinett, Angel Investor
  • KP Reddy, StartUp Catalyst & Director, ATDC
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
 
  • Fashion
  • Technology
  • Consumer Goods
  • Parent.UP (Parents Only)
     
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

Entrepreneurs

  • 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


Teens



Investors

  • 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
     

ATTEND

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 / 


PARTNERS

opportunity.UP has over 100 partners and influencers that have discount codes. Check with your network or influencer to receive your designated promo code.


INFLUENCERS

The success of
opportunity.UP :: unleasing private equity  is built on a collaborative model of global, national, regional and local influencers. Along with a list of perks and value added incentives like speaking, branding opportunities, exhibiting and access to private events, influencers recieve a portion of the revenue generated when they extend their brand and influence to promoting our conferences and events. Please contact Joey Womack (joey@kingonomics.com) to learn more about this value added opportunity for you, your organization and network. 


POLICY

All
registrations are non-refundable. In certain cases, registrations can be carried over to other opportunity.UP :: unleasing private equity  events.  


INSPIRATION

opportunity.UP :: unleashing private equity
events were inspired by the experential thought leadership of Kingonomics.



CONTACT US

Opportunity
200 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 206
Atlanta, GA 30303 USA 

+14045251269
connect@oppUPcon.com
@oppUPcon
www.oppUPcon.com


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When & Where


200 Peachtree & Opportunity Hub
200 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 8:00 PM (EST)


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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.

Register for one of our upcoming events. We look forward to meeting you at the nation's definitive access to capital event at the intersection of innovation, entrepreneurship and investment.  

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