The Soho Loft & FundingPost present Consumer Products Investing - Phillie
Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 2:00 PM - Friday, July 27, 2012 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Interested in meeting early-stage Investors in the Consumer Products and Services Industries?
The Soho Loft with partners FundingPost have hosted 200+ sold-out venture events in 22 cities over the past 10 years.
If you are an Investor, Company, Service Provider, or Member of the Press in consumer products, services, consumables or packaged goods... either on the creative side or the technology that supports it, such as logistics, tracking, shipping, or sales, this is a Must-Attend event!
The panels for the day:
- Early-Stage Consumer Products Investing: How to meet investors, pitch them, and what it really takes to get them to write you a check!
- Growing your Consumer Products business: Protecting and selling your product, and positioning it for a capital raise.
- Using CrowdFunding to raise capital for your consumer products company
- Keynote: Top Ten Reasons Investors Pass...and Ways to Enhance Odds of Raising Capital. Presented by Andy Whitman, Managing Partner, 2x Consumer Growth Partners
Who should attend?
* Consumer Products entrepreneurs raising capital.
* Consumer Investors (VCs, Angels & Corporate) to meet companies and speak on our panels.
* Exhibiting Companies to demo their stuff for partners and investors.
* sponsors to moderate panels, exhibit and meet Consumer Products companies and investors.
We will be discussing trends in Early-Stage Investing, things that are most important to Investors when they are considering an Investment, the best and worst things an entrepreneur can do to get their attention, grow their business, use crowdfunding, additional advice for entrepreneurs, and, of course, the best ways to reach these and other Investors.
Additionally, ALL companies can attend the Pitching Workshop Breakfast from 8am-10am. During this workshop we will completely deconstruct your elevator pitch, and work with you on formulating a clean and concise elevator pitch giving the important information that investors NEED to hear to make an educated decision on your company!
There will be plenty of time for networking with the Investor panelists, both before & after the panels and at the networking Lunch and Cocktail Party!
There will also be several exhibitors at this event - if you have an amazing product you want to show off, you can have a exhibit booth at the event. This room will be filled with talent - Bring your best stuff! Exhibiting Companies will give a 2 Minute Elevator Pitch in person to the Panel of Investors during the event! There are only 7 spaces left for Exhibitors.
As an additional benefit, entrepreneur 1/4 page summaries will be given to the investor speakers and attendees. All of the Investors will get your company description and contact info!
Patrick Raymond, Co-Host, The Food Network's Invention Hunters
Andrew S. Whitman, Managing Partner, 2x Consumer Products Growth Partners
Jonathan Hakakian, Managing Partner, Soundboard Angel Fund
Michael Kopelman, Partner, Edison Venture Fund
Liam Patrick, Partner, Fireman Capital Partners
Elijah Duckworth-Schachter, Family Office Fund, Point One Percent
Keynote: Harris Romanoff, VP Product Management, Neat
Josh Weisman, Partner, Precision Ventures
Michael Stich, Chief Growth Officer, Rockfish
Carter Weiss, Managing Partner, Silas Capital
Adam Borden, Founder, Bradmer Foods
Steve Sinek, Angel Investor, ARC Angel Fund
Marit Molin, Principal, Frontier Equities Venture Capital
Additional Investor Speakers TBA
The Soho Loft Capital Creation Events ("TSL") is a global event platform that strives to promote and advance strategic and diligent mainstream and alternative investing for start-up entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises. TSL seeks to provide relevant education and visionary leadership training in the areas of capital formation, crowd funding, angel networking, non-conventional funding, eb5 green card programs, micro-finance, venture capital, private equity and hedge funds. All creative investing solutions are focused in allowing the start-ups and SMEs to optimize all opportunities to grow their business through product/service/market/human resource innovation while seeking to do so in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. All of which are directed to creating a new path to socio-economic prosperity.
David Drake, Founder and Chairman of TSL, a subsidiary of LDJ Capital, has founded the Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) towards these goals. He is also a representative of the U.S. Commerce delegation to Brussels and Rome with European Ministers and legislators at theTransatlantic Economic Council forum in July 2012. Overall, TSL's mission is to bring global awareness and develop infrastructure to facilitate the country’s capital formation, innovation and job creation. As such, The Soho Loft operates as the leading global corporate strategy adviser on financial and economic policy including, but not limited to, capital access and capital formation strategies for corporations and governments.