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Growth Capital Conference Meets July 27

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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.

An inventor shows off his musical device called the “SpaceHarp.”

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.

The panel of Growth Capital Conference judges discusses the current state of angel investing.

Pasadena Angels chairman Chris Wadden takes a question from an attendee.

Dr. Kathleen Vinson keeps everything on track behind the scenes.

The panel takes a question from the floor.

David Newman chairs each meeting of the Growth Capital Conference.

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
demand.

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.

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