Courage Growth Partners to be sponsor of KEIRETSU FORUM MID-ATLANTIC 4th ANGEL CAPITAL EXPO

Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Courage Growth Partners, a consultancy that helps entrepreneurs and corporate innovation leaders wow and woo investors, sharpen their value proposition, connect to contacts who can open doors, and profit from alliances and partnerships , has agreed to be a sponsor of Keiretsu Forum’s Mid-Atlantic's 4th Angel Capital Expo. Courage Growth Partners has been a supporter of Keiretsu Forum mid-Atlantic since 2012 and, according, a supporter of the entrepreneurial community and the Angel investing community.

“Courage Growth Partners couldn’t be happier to contribute to the entrepreneurial and angel community.”, stated Louise Yochee Klein, PsyD, who brings 20+ years of experience as a Business Psychologist, entrepreneur, inventor, matchmaker, community-builder, author and innovation to start-ups, corporations and investors. “And so we are thrilled to be a supporter of Keiretsu Forum Mid Atlantic and their Angel Capital Expo.”

The Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic Region (K4-MA) – with chapters in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Pittsburgh, and New York, are part of the global Keiretsu Forum angel network and strive to foster collaboration among early stage companies, angel groups and the larger investment community.

The Angel Capital Expo will take place on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 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 investments from K4 stakeholders of $200,000.

The top early stage company will receive $25,000 in services in kind from our sponsors.

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 number of quality investment opportunities” stated Howard Lubert, the founder of K4 MA. “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 should click here. Details on the Expo can also be found on the K4-MA website at or you can email or call +1 (610) 971-4067.

About Courage Growth Partners

Courage Growth Partners are business psychologists and human capital advisors. They equip entrepreneurs and corporate innovation leaders to drive wealth-creation by putting the right people in the right positions with the right leadership impact to accelerate capital formation and speed-to-market. Keiretsu Forum Mid Atlantic uses Courage to equip entrepreneurs to sharpen their pitch and present a clear persuasive value prop­osition. Entrepreneurs and corporate clients use Courage to assess the leadership skills of key hires, strategic advisors and high-potential innovators – and upgrade their agility, decision-making and resilience to overcome obstacles, win support, accelerate speed-to-market and execute with accountability to generate wealth. Courage is led by Dr Louise Yochee Klein PsyD and Dr Merom Klein PhD, with a footprint in PA, MD and Israel.

About Keiretsu Forum
Keiretsu Forum is a global angel investor network with more than 1500 accredited investor members throughout 46 chapters on four continents. Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic ( 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. In 2015 Keiretsu Forum Mid Atlantic funding about 25 entities that presented to the forum. Approximately 36 funding applications are submitted each month to the K4-MA DealRoom website, 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:

Vince Leusner Cell: 609-220-0988

Source: Keiretsu Forum Mid Atlantic