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      May 14, 2013

      Tuesday   5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

      125 14th Street
      Oakland, California 94612

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      Capital Connections Forum 1: EduTech Startup Pitch & Investor Panel

      Last Call for this special event.    

      Capital Connections Forum 1:

      The EduTech Market and Making Your Own Path in the Investment World

      Register now for a limited number of seats at NO Cost

      Who should attend?
      Entrepreneurs, startup teams, investors, and anyone interested in EduTech.

      The event will kick off with a pitch by a startup founder Founder Mary Jean Koontz, Founder, by Kids for Kids.  Then hear feedback from a a stellar panel including Allan Young, Founder of Runway Incubator, Shauntel Poulson, Associate Partner at New Schools Venture Fund, Peter Imburg, Investor and Founder of, and Mike Barr, Financial Consultant and former CFO of Aspire Schools.  Get answers to questions like:

      • What are the success factors for developing and financing a rapid growth company?
      • Can my life experience help me in the intense competition for funding?
      • How do I find the right investors for my company?
      • What is my next best step to advance my business idea?

      Mary Jean's company develops software and programs to teach STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and entrepreneurial skills to kids. The company evolved from Mary Jean’s interest in games and a desire that her son develop skills in STEM and entrepreneurship.  

      More below...

      • Allan Young, raised in San Francisco Chinatown who is a serial entrepreneur, investor, Hedge Fund Manager, Harvard Fellow is making a rare public appearance.  Runway Incubator is the largest incubator in San Francisco. CallSockit provides superior Call Center services and is located in the Tribune Building in Oakland.
      • Shauntel Poulson, an African American engineer with a passion for technology in education is leading change as an investor.  She was with Proctor and Gamble as an engineer in Product Development.  She completed an MBA in Business and MA in Education at Stanford when she decided technology and education was the direction she would take. 
      • Peter Imburg, who self-funded his company is now investing.  Peter started in 2004 and over the years has turned a seasonal product to make Secret Santa easier for family and friends into a market leader in gifting.  He never had to take money from an investor but now is in a position to be an investor.   
      • Mike Barr, a former CFO in high tech is a financial expert in educational non-profits as both interim Executive and consulting. In 2004. As CFO of Aspire Public s Schools, Mike grew the chaTter school network from 10 to 30 schools serving nearly 10,000 students.

      Date:                                       May 14, 2013

      Time:                                      5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

      Location:                                TechLiminal,555 12th Street, Ste. 110

                                                     Oakland, CA 94607

      Forum Format:

      5:30 – 5:50:    Guest Check-in and Networking

      5:50 – 6:15      Seating and welcome by Alliance in introduction of the panelists.
      Introduction of the panelists, stories of panelists’ path in the investment industry, current individual focus for investing

      6:10 – 6:30      Pitch by entrepreneur Dr. Mary Jean Koontz, followed by feedback and suggestions from each panelist and suggestions for moving the venture forward

      6:30 – 6:50     Open the floor for from the audience and discussion

      6:50 – 7:00      Summary of discussion and announcement of the Alliance Capital Connections Conference in October 2013 and Call for Entrepreneurs


      These forums are part of the Alliance outreach to entrepreneurs, the business community and investors prior to the Sixth Annual Capital Connections Conference in October, 2013. Sponsors: PG&E Company and US Bank.

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      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
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