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The November Deal Forum in Boise
This Deal Forum is one of our Cooperative Venturing live pitch events and will feature entrepreneurs who are seeking capital for their ventures. This event is designed specifically to provide a safe venue where entrepreneurs can pitch their ventures to a panel of investors for the sole purpose of receiving feedback on their venture, pitch content, as well as market opportunity assumptions, forecasts, or necessary milestones needed to become successful.
This is the essence of commercialization.
The presenters are paired with a Cooperative Venturing Team, hand selected from VentureCapital.org Cooperative Venturing® Network, to work with in preparation for this live pitch event. They will pitch to our Investor Panelists made up of active investors from Utah and Idaho's Angel and Venture Capital community. After each 10 minute pitch, each member of the Investor Panel will provide their industry insights and personal feedback to the Company Presenter.
After the presentation and feedback session, investors, entrepreneurs, presenters, and all other attendees will enjoy networking and light refreshments. Please plan on joining us as you don't want to miss this great networking opportunity to begin building relations in the venturing community!
CHO Plus has developed patent pending technology to genetically engineer mammalian cells (Chinese Hamster ovary—or CHO—cells) for manufacturing therapeutic proteins. Our engineered cells are capable of up to 4.5-fold higher productivity than cells now used by pharmaceutical companies. CHO Plus will create manufacturing cell lines for pharmaceutical companies and collect license fees and royalties based on product sales.
Forsta delivers an easy-to-use business and individual team messaging tool that unlocks collaboration while providing lock-down privacy, confidentiality, access control, and message retention and destruction. Our application is a security hosted software as a service (SaaS) model which includes full end to end encrypted instant messaging, advanced functionality such as archiving, time based access and compliance monitoring.
We reunite people with memories, hobbies, and livelihoods. With 5.5 billion owners and over 11 billion items lost, TrackMole blends traditional and new tracking methods with the power of today’s technology creating one global platform instantly connecting property back to the owner. No matter where property is lost or where it ends up, at anytime, from anyplace, lost, stolen, and left behind property can be posted, searched for, and found.
Curt Roberts - Kickstart Seed Fund - Curt is a seasoned operating executive with experience from start-ups through Fortune 100 companies. After earning his MBA with honors from Harvard Business School, Curt joined McKinsey & Company, where he served for 5 years. After McKinsey, Curt served as Chairman and CEO of the Oregon Region of PeaceHealth, a major integrated healthcare delivery system in the Pacific Northwest. After PeaceHealth, Curt joined Nike, Inc., where he worked as the Vice President of Global Strategy, overseeing strategy and business development activities for the company. After 4 years in this role, Curt transitioned into the position of Vice President and General Manager, Vision, Timing and Techlab. In this position, Curt’s team, together with the iPod team at Apple, ideated, developed and launched Nike Plus, the company’s initiative to bridge the world between sports and the digital experience. Continuing in a long tradition of completely discontinuous career experiences, in 2007 Curt returned to Utah where he has been leading university-based technology development and commercialization, most recently at Utah State University. At Kickstart, Curt has served on the investment committee since 2011, joining the team full-time as a venture partner in 2015. Prior to joining Kickstart, Curt was an active angel investor and board member for several Utah-based start-ups.
Jim Ritter - Boise Angel Alliance - Idaho native and a graduate of the U of Idaho’s Mechanical Engineering Master’s Program in 1970. Line and staff management positions @ G.E. Engine Group in Operations, Q A and Materials-Supply Chain. Vice President and Company President positions within the Teledyne Group’s aircraft engine companies. Co-Chairman, President, CEO and COO of several U.S. Defense – Commercial Retail Weapons companies for a European-Multinational Group. Chairman, President, CEO and majority owner of a privately held aerospace - precision manufacturing entity in the U.S. Retired 2012. Mentor and investor via the Boise Angel Alliance. Volunteer for WBI, President of the U of I Academy of Engineers.
Mark Roberts - Boise Angel Alliance - Dr. Mark Roberts worked at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee and M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, internationally renowned cancer centers, as a grant-funded physician-scientist focusing on biology and treatment response of childhood leukemias. He then expanded his efforts to physician executive leadership positions that emphasized research and medical education working in Long Beach, California. In 2009, Mark completed a Masters of Medical Management, an executive MBA for physicians, at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, graduating first in his class. Mark came to Idaho in January, 2012 to become the inaugural Medical Director for Research at St. Luke’s Health System. Mark has created collaborations with small businesses and academic partners, including Idaho State University and Boise State University, to create an applied research program, testing clinical and business concepts for the new healthcare delivery system population health model. Mark and his physician wife Dr. Jennifer Gotto are strong supporters of the community, each serving as Directors for not-for-profit organizations. In supportive of entrepreneurial work and business development in Idaho, Mark joined the Boise Angel Alliance and serves as President and Mark and Jennifer are investors in both the Capital City Angel Fund and Gem State Angel Fund.
Phil Bradley - Boise Angel Alliance - Phil Bradley co-founded ProClarity Corporation in 1995 and served as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Bradley has 30 years of professional experience including 3 years as Chief Financial Officer of Extended Systems and 18 years with Deloitte & Touche, where as a Partner he managed its services offerings to a wide variety of Public and Private companies in both high technology and traditional industries. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.
Parking: Capital Terrace Garage across the street from the US Bank Plaza, provides free parking for the first hour.
Would you like to practice your investment pitch to investors?
Do you want to know what they really think about your deal?
Go here to apply and get ready to pitch to investors or register today to attend the event to see what it is all about. You can also learn more about the process on our website at www.venturecapital.org.
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Your registration may be tax deductible! VentureCapital.org is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is celebrating its 33rd year helping entrepreneurs Change The World. Our mission is to improve the human condition through technological entrepreneurship. Powered by The Wayne Brown Institute, VentureCapital.org has a mantra to help entrepreneurs Start, Find Money, and Change the World. We accomplish that by offering cutting edge educational programs, premier pitch events, and empowering a powerful Cooperative Venturing Network of venture professionals who are actively engaged in advancing the entrepreneur.