Growth Capital Conference, perhaps the earliest user of the “pitch-fest” technique on the Westside, will conduct its quarterly meeting this Thursday, July 27, at the Olympic Collection (at the northwest corner of Olympic and Sawtelle).
Breakfast is served starting at 7 a.m. The first presentation begins at 7:30 a.m. The event concludes around 10 a.m.
Entrepreneurs will present five different deals to a panel of judges. The judges then give feedback.
Each entrepreneur gets 7 minutes to make his or her case.
This is how a pitch-fest works. Successful pitches can result in actual funding.
Deals this time include:
1. Clean Tech Energy – this company provides power to major data centers;
2. Secure Multi-Cloud Data Storage – with 200 strategic partners. This company employs a
perpetual recurring revenue model;
3. A new and unique sales model for major brand merchandise – supporting by an app & platform. Team boasts major financial partners;
4. Mobile app enhances shopper bargain searches; and
5. Online tutoring marketplace provides quality tutors for exploding
The capital sources panel – the judges — represent over 400 Investors:
• Leib Orlanski, Partner, K&L Gates, law firm advises on public & private financing, from early stage to IPO and M&A;
• Greg Cullen, Managing Director, Harvard Investment Group. HIG invests $50K to several million $ in startups and real estate;
• Michael Donahue, President, Columbia Capital Securities. Investment banker raises $5M to $100 million for growing firms;
• Jeffrey C. Lapin, President Emeritus, Tech Coast Angels – LA-based angel network (largest in US), with 300 members. TCA has invested over $154 million in over 275 companies;
• Gene Massey, CEO. MediaShares and QwikShares. Offers CrowdFunding Solutions through online stock offerings;
• Mark N. Schwartz, Chairman,Emeritus, Harvard Business School Angels of Southern California. HBS Angels have 18 Chapters in USA, Europe, China & India; and
• Chris Wadden, Chairman, Pasadena Angels, with 100 Members. PA has invested $65 million in 175 companies.
For more information about this event – or Growth Capital Conference in general – go to gcc2000.org. Growth Capital Conference has been hosting these pitchfests for 15 years now.