Investors' Circle Fall 2012 Venture Fair & Forum

New York, New York
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Please note that the networking lounge will be open 8am-6pm on both Oct 24th and Oct 25th.

TUE OCT 23: PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS - Must be registered ahead to attend.

THANK YOU!  THE PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS ARE SOLD OUT.  WE ARE CURRENTLY AT CAPACITY SO PLEASE CONNECT WITH US IF YOU RECEIVED AN INVITATION OR WOULD LIKE TO BE ON A WAITING LIST.

**There is still room for the Venture Fair, Anniversary Dinner and Forum Day - please see below: **


Location: OFFICES OF GREENBERG TRAURIG
ADDRESS: Met Life Bldg: 200 Park Ave, NY 10016    DIRECTIONS: The MetLife building is located on 45th Street between Lexington and Vanderbilt Avenues or via the escalators in Grand Central Terminal. Due to building security, please RSVP in order to have your name at the security desk . All guests must check in at the Visitor Center on the mezzanine level. Please bring a photo ID and allow yourself time to get through security.

8:00am-4:00pm  | Power of Angel Investing Workshop with John May: Only a few spaces left: please email Alaforge@investorscircle.net

Produced in partnership with the Angel Resource Institute and led by John May, an Investors' Circle Founding Member, this all-day workshop will examine the building blocks of angel investing and explore the strategy behind getting deals done.  Attendees will learn from experienced angel investors, venture capitalists, and deal makers as they navigate portfolio management, due diligence, deal structure, valuation, and the post investment relationship.

Don't forget about impact!  For the first time ever, this Power of Angel Investing workshop will feature an impact investing case study - one of IC's own companies!  Attendees will examine an IC deal and discuss the nuances of investing in socially and environmentally driven ventures.  This Power of Angel Investing workshop is perfect for new and experienced investors looking to learn more about early-stage angel investing and investing for impact. 


11:30am-3:30pm | IC Fund Network Meeting - by invitation only
4:00pm-6:00pm | IC Members and Prospective Members Meeting
6:00pm-7:30pm  | Kick-Off Reception


WED OCT 24: VENTURE FAIR & ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
PARK CENTRAL HOTEL - 870 Seventh Ave at 56th St., New York, NY 10019

Registration Opens at 7:30am

8:00am-9:00am | Networking Breakfast
9:00am-12:30pm | Venture Fair Presentations:
  • Education
  • Sustainable Consumer Products
  • Cleantech
  • Digital Meda & Software
  • Health, Wellness & Biotech

12:30pm-2:00pm | Luncheon with Entrepreneurs

2:00pm-3:00pm | Presenter Showcase
3:00pm-5:00pm | IC Deal Debrief, Due Diligence Kick-Off - investors only
3:00pm-5:00pm | Entrepreneur Workshops
  • Legal Advice and Q&A with Steve Cohen, Morgan Lewis
  • PR for Early-Stage Entrepreneurs with Marissa Feinberg

6:30pm-9:30pm | Anniversary Celebration - see more here



You are invited to join a critical mass of mission-oriented organizations celebrating significant anniversaries in 2012. The innovations and efforts of these organizations are doing the work to create a more sustainable world through education, investment, mentorship, localization, reporting and best business practices. It's a powerful statement that transformation isn't just possible; it's happening. With a spirit of joyful collaboration, we invite you to please join us in celebrating the evolution of impact, From Movement to Marketplace, so we may all continue to further great change in the world. 
Tickets are included with your conference registration or can also be purchased a la carte for $250.

10:00pm - LATE  |  Circle on the Rooftop at the Empire Rooftop





THUR OCT 25: FORUM AND ENTREPRENEUR SHOWCASE

PARK CENTRAL HOTEL - 870 Seventh Ave at 56th St., New York, NY 10019

SPEAKERS ADDED:



CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:



THESE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS, PANELISTS AND MODERATORS REPRESENT ORGANIZATIONS FROM ACROSS THE IMPACT INDUSTRY INCLUDING:
Inerjys | Tides   GIIN B Lab | Dir of Long Term Sustainability NYC | CleanEdge | Angel Resource Institute | CASE at Duke University | Mamma Chia | Pacific Community Ventures | Merritt & Merritt & Moulton | Rustic Crust | Silverwood Partners | Vested for Growth | New Schools Venture Fund | SJF Ventures | O-H Community Partners | Sonen Capital | Greenberg Traurig | Hadley Partners | New Markets Venture Partners | NYC ACRE Rockefeller Foundation and more!

Registration Opens at 7:30am

8:00am-10:00am | Networking Breakfast & Due Diligence Meetings
10:00am-11:30am | Welcome & Keynote Speaker

FROM MOVEMENT TO MARKETPLACE

Hear from true impact pioneer, Jay Coen Gilbert, Co-Founder of B Lab, as he presents a unique overview of the impact industry, Past & Future: Accelerating the Impact Investing Marketplace. Jay will look at the last 20 years and impact investing's transformation from an innovative movement to a growing marketplace.

Welcome: Cathy Clark, Investors' Circle Chair   Keynote/Moderator: Jay Coen Gilbert, B Lab
Panelists: Melissa Bradley, TIDES  |  Luther Ragin, GIIN  |  Martin Whittaker, Sonen Capital

11:30am-6:00pm | Enterprise Showcase featuring 25 impact entrepreneurs
11:30am-12:30pm | Morning Breakout Sessions
IA. Trending Impact: Food, Consumer Products, Community Development

What are the opportunities for private capital in the Food & Agriculture, Community & Economic Development, and Sustainable Consumer Product industries? Experienced investors and industry experts discuss the investment landscape, new trends and opportunities, and what they’re looking for in deals today.

Moderator:  Ronan O'Brien, Greenberg Traurig

Panelists:  Eduardo Rallo, Pacific Community Ventures  |  Brian Kaminer, Slow Money New York  | Pedro Garcia, hadley Partners

IB. A Done Deal: An In-depth Look into an IC Investment

Follow an IC company’s path from formation to financing as the key players – entrepreneurs and a spectrum of capital providers – discuss how this deal got done. Panelists will guide us through the investment process, examine the pit stops and roadblocks along the way, and share what they’ve learned from the ride.

Moderator: Ken Merritt, Merritt & Merritt & Moulton
Panelists: Brad Sterl, Rustic Crust | Michael Burgmaier, Silverwood Partners | James Key-Wallace, Vested for Growth

IC. True Confessions: Insights from Impact CEOs

CEOs of growing impact enterprises talk about how they’ve created innovative business models, overcome market challenges (and their own mistakes), and created economic, social and environmental value. We’ll learn from entrepreneurs whose companies have grown from early beginnings, are poised for scale, and are looking towards the next phase of expansion.

Moderator: Suzanne Biegel, Catalyst at Large
Panelists: Amanda Steinberg, Daily Worth | Janie Hoffman, Mamma Chia

12:30pm-2:00pm | Lunch: Sustainable Foods
2:00pm-3:00pm   | Afternoon Breakout Sessions
IIA. Trending Impact: CleanTech, BioTech, EdTech

What are the opportunities for private capital in the Cleantech, Health & Wellness, Biotech, and Education & Digital Media industries? Experienced investors and industry experts discuss the investment landscape, new opportunities, and what they’re looking for in deals today.

Moderator: Cody Nystrom, SJF Ventures
Panelists: Jennifer Carolan, New Schools Venture Fund | Richard Osborn, RecapHealth Ventures Mark Grovic, New Markets Venture Partners

IIB. Fertilizing the Field: How to Accelerate Impact Entrepreneurship

We’ve been building the field over the last two decades, so what do impact entrepreneurs and impact investors need now? Hear results of recent studies on domestic impact entrepreneurs and join in on the conversation of how to best accelerate the growth of socially and environmentally driven companies.

Moderator: Cathy Clark, CASE at Duke University
Panelists: Chinwe Onyeagoro, O-H Community Partners | Rich Leimsider, Echoing Green Jenny Harms, Hitachi Foundation

IIC. Crowdfunding for Impact: From Donations to Equity

Thanks to the JOBS Act, equity-based crowdfunding is poised to make a big splash next year. We will discuss what this will mean for angel investing and also hear from several high-impact entrepreneurs with innovative crowdfunding strategies.

Moderator: Justin Desrosiers, Investors’ Circle
Panelists: Ryan Levinson, SunFunder | Jay Lee, SmallKnot | Eugene Gurkoff, Charity Miles | Jim Davidson, Investor

3:15pm-4:30pm | Final Plenary

CLEANTECH AND IMPACT - WHAT'S NEXT
What is the future of clean tech investing? What can the impact investing marketplace
learn from the growth and challenges of the clean tech industry? Join David Kirkpatrick in conversation with Ron Pernick, who will share insights from his recently co-authored Clean Tech Nation, and Jigar Shah, founder of SunEdison and former CEO of of Carbon War Room, as they discuss and debate the roles of technological and financial innovation in the move to an impact economy.

Moderator: David Kirkpatrick, SJF Ventures
Panelists: Ron Pernick, Clean Edge | Jigar Shah, Inerjys

4:30pm-6:00pm | Networking Wine & BeerGarden in the Impact Enterprise Showcase


 

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