Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 07, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Baker Tilly, a full-service accounting and advisory firm with specialized professionals who connect with you and your business through refreshing candor and clear industry insight, has agreed to be a sponsor of Keiretsu Forum’s 3rd Angel Capital Expo. Baker Tilly has been a supporter of Keiretsu Forum mid-Atlantic since 2013 and, accordingly, a supporter of the entrepreneurial community and the Angel investing community.
“Baker Tilly is an enthusiastic supporter of the entrepreneurial and angel investing community,”stated James Lawson, partner with the Pittsburgh office,”and there is no better way to demonstrate our support of this community than partnering with Keiretsu Forum’s Pittsburgh chapter.”
The Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic Region (K4-MA) – with chapters in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Pittsburgh, and New York, a part of the global Keiretsu Forum angel network strives to foster collaboration among early stage companies, angel groups and the larger investment community.
The Angel Capital Expo will take place on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, from 7:30am – 6:30pm at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. The Angel Capital Expo (ACE) was initiated in San Francisco as the signature event of Keiretsu Forum, (K4).
Keiretsu Forum will guarantee that the regular forum entry that obtains the highest level of votes (as the favorite presentation) from attendees will receive a check (representing investment from K4 stakeholders) of $100,000.
The top early stage company will receive $50,000 in investment and services - $25,000 of investment from Howard Lubert and Vince Leusner, the co-founders of Keiretsu Forum Mid Atlantic, and $25,000 of services in kind.
Attendees of the Angel Capital Expo will include approximately 150 accredited angel investors from the Mid-Atlantic Region and elsewhere in K4’s global network of 1500+ investors, accredited investors from other area angel groups, independent angel investors, VCs, and family wealth management professionals.
The featured presenters at the Angel Capital Expo will include 12 early stage companies in Internet-SaaS-cloud technology, healthcare-life sciences-medical devices, consumer products, cleantech/energy solutions, software-security-telecommunications technologies, and real estate.
There will also be six early-stage “Fast Pitch” presenters from various K4-MA partner technology transfer offices, college and university business plan/idea competitions, and local seed-stage programs.
“Keiretsu Forum investors have regular access to a small number of quality investment opportunities” Lubert said. “The Angel Capital Expo will provide access to a dozen investment opportunities that have been vetted by a trusted source, opportunities to invest across diverse sectors, and entrée to other investors with comparable interests.”
Those who are interested in registering may go to EventBrite to purchase tickets by clicking here. Details on the Expo can also be found on the K4-MA website at www.KeiretsuForum-MidAtlantic.com/Angel-Capital-Expo or you can email Info@KeiretsuForum-MidAtlantic.com or call +1 (610) 971-4067.
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About Keiretsu Forum
Keiretsu Forum is a global angel investor network with more than 1500 accredited investor members throughout 39 chapters on four continents. Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic (http://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 approximately100 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: http://www.KeiretsuForum.com.
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Source: Keiretsu Forum Mid Atlantic