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BakerHostetler to be gold level sponsor of KEIRETSU FORUM MID-ATLANTIC 4th ANGEL CAPITAL EXPO

Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BakerHostetler, one of the nation’s leading law firms, and host sponsor of the Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic in Philadelphia, Washington, and New York, has agreed to be a gold level sponsor of Keiretsu Forum’s 4th Angel Capital Expo. BakerHostetler has been a supporter of Keiretsu Forum mid-Atlantic since 2012 and an active supporter of the entrepreneurial community and the Angel investing community.

“BakerHostetler is pleased to be a gold level sponsor of Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic’s 2016 Angel expo,” said Michael Dunnam, a partner with BakerHostetler’s Philadelphia office. “The entrepreneurial community is very important to the worldwide economy as a key source of innovation and economic development. BakerHostetler is proud to do all we can to encourage our innovators.”

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

“Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic has become a major support for emerging technology and other businesses. The ‘A Level’ talent available among the Keiretsu Forum members provides a broad basis for ‘true’ due diligence,” said John Caldwell, a partner with BakerHostetler’s Philadelphia office. “As a result, companies selected by Keiretsu for support nearly always complete their placements. This effectiveness is one reason BakerHostetler is proud to sponsor and participate in Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic activities.

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).

At the 2015 expo, Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic members and sponsors awarded $100,000 of investment to the winner of the best company competition. This year, Keiretsu members and sponsors expect to invest up to $200,000 to the Angel Capital Expo’s best company and to provide $25,000 in professional services-in-kind to the winning fast pitch presenter.

BakerHostetler, as one of the Angel Capital Expo’s gold sponsors will be providing a portion of their services in kind to the winning fast pitch presenter.

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, venture capitalists, 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 www.KeiretsuForum-MidAtlantic.com/Angel-Capital-Expo or you can email Info@KeiretsuForum.net or call +1 (610) 971-4067.

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 (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. 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, 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 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: http://www.KeiretsuForum.com.

Vince Leusner VLeusner@KeiretsuForum.net Cell: 609-220-0988

Source: Keiretsu Forum Mid Atlantic