Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic Announces 3rd Angel Capital Expo Hosted By Drexel University
PHILADELPHIA – September 17, 2015 – Keiretsu Forum, the world’s largest angel investment network, announces its third annual Mid-Atlantic Angel Capital Expo on October 28 from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Drexel University, Behrakis Grand Hall in the Creese Student Center, 32nd and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
The Angel Capital Expo is the premier gathering of angel investors and entrepreneurs seeking funding to grow their businesses. The event will feature 12 presentations from high-quality, early-stage companies across the technology, life-science, and real-estate industries, as well two high profile speakers and updates on Keiretsu’s exponential global growth this last year. There will also be six “Fast-Pitch” presentations from winning students of area business plan/business idea competitions from Keiretsu Forum partner universities.
Companies that apply to Keiretsu Forum are typically in their A or B rounds having already secured initial funding of $500,000 to $1.5 million. Each entrepreneur will make an on-stage presentation and will be available for additional discussion and due diligence at their EXPO booth throughout the day.
Keiretsu partners and sponsors such as Percepture, a NYC public relations firm, and law firm Baker Hostetler will also have exhibitor booths in order to meet and network with Keiretsu’s investor members and esteemed guests.
The expo is a highly exclusive and celebrated event and Keiretsu Forum Founder and CEO Randy Williams will be highlighting the event and welcoming the top angel investors, VCs, business leaders, and entrepreneurs from the Mid-Atlantic region and around the globe. RSVP to reserve your spot today! Early-bird registration ends on October 23.
This announcement comes off the heels of Keiretsu’s Northwest Expo last week, which played host to 15 presenting companies and over 250 investors at the Northwest Angel Capital Expo. The presentations were highlighted by a best-of-show competition that was won by our own Operative Experience, a medical device company located in Maryland and an expected presenter at our Expo on October 28.
The Northwest Angel Capital Expo not only showcased Keiretsu’s incredible deal-flow and membership, but it also serves as good measure of what is to come at the October 28 Angel Capital Expo at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Whether you are an angel investor, top Mid-Atlantic area business leader, or an entrepreneur seeking funding, Keiretsu Forum invites you to join the globally attended event in celebration of our 16th anniversary of funding high quality investment opportunities (see RSVP details below).
Early Bird Registration Pricing is open until October 23rd at 5:00 PM.
Registration for angel investors who are members of ACA (Angel Capital Expo) or PAN (Pennsylvania Angel Network) Angel groups is $50. If registered by the early-bird deadline of October 23, ACA and PAN members will receive a $50 reimbursement when checking in at the registration desk at the Angel Capital Expo.
For independent investors not affiliated with a recognized member group, early-bird registration is $100. After October 23, registration is $200.
Keiretsu Forum members from any of our 39 chapters are welcome to attend at no fee as long as they register by October 23. Late registration and door price is $25.
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Companies interested in presenting at the October 28th Angel Capital Expo should contact Howard Lubert, Area President at HLubert@KeiretsuForum.net. Application deadline is October 7. Click here for more information on presenting at the Angel Capital Expo.
If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship and partner opportunities at the October 28 Angel Capital Expo, please contact Vince Leusner at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please click here for more sponsorship information.
About Keiretsu Forum
Keiretsu Forum is a global angel investor network with more than 1500 accredited investor members throughout 39 chapters on three continents. Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic (www.KeiretsuForum-MidAtlantic.com) consists of four chapters that function as a single entity – Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Pittsburgh and New York. Keiretsu is a Japanese term for a group of organizations with interlocking business relationships, and Keiretsu Forum is a group of accredited investors with interlocking investment interests. Each chapter or region meets monthly to present rigorously screened candidates for investments. Keiretsu Forum’s mission is “Great Association with Quality Deal Flow.”
The Mid-Atlantic Region presents approximately five deals a month, 60 a year, to its members and accredited investor guests. Slightly more than 10 percent get funded, which is higher than the industry average. Approximately 36 funding applications are submitted each month to the K4-MA DealRoom website, www.K4-DealRoom.com and vetted by industry specialists. About 10 are then vetted by members at monthly screening meetings where they participate in a highly structured presentation-and-feedback-learning session. Three to four of the screened companies are then invited to present at subsequent monthly Forum meetings. Entrepreneurs invited to move forward to the Forum meetings must participate in mandatory professional coaching sessions to optimize the delivery of their presentations and also agree to participate in the road show to all four cities in the region, with exposure to approximately 100 investors. Subsequently, information about their companies is posted on the organization’s online global deal room for reference by all 1500+ members. For global information visit: www.KeiretsuForum.com.