Bay Area Capital Connections Conference VI

Investing in an Inclusive Economy

Noon – 6:00pm, October 3, 2013
Kaiser Auditorium, 300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA

Presented by
Alliance for Community Development

Of the San Francisco Bay Area

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Join us and support the positive impact made by companies with diverse leadership at The Bay Area Capital Connections Conference VI. Learn what entrepreneurs, investors, business leaders, and marketing experts are doing to create an inclusive economy and what you can do to help make it a reality.

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Since 2006, the Bay Area Capital Connections Conference series has presented talented, diverse entrepreneurs in the Bay Area leveraging their talent to build economic growth and a more inclusive economy.

Who Should Attend:  Entrepreneurs, investors, innovators, economic thought leaders, business services professionals, advisors, economic development professionals, business owners and students.

Event Details:

Date: Thursday October 3, 2013
Time: 12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Kaiser Auditorium and Lakeside Theater
300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA 94612
Full Price (at the door): $35.00
Advanced Tickets: $25.00
Early Bird Tickets: (sales ended)

 

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Agenda and Schedule:

 

Noon – 1:00 Attendee Check-in, networking, & small plates lunch
1:00 – 1:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks
1:15 – 1:45 Market Opportunities in an Economy with a Diverse Majority:  Find market opportunities through demographic shifts, segmentation, and multicultural leadership.
Jake Beniflah, Ph.D., Executive Director at The Center for Multicultural Science
1:45 – 2:30 Angels, VCs, Crowding Funding: Know Your Financing Options. Panelists include:  Randy Williams, Founder & CEO, Keiretsu Forum; Shirley Gee, Keiretsu Forum; Randy Hawk, Managing Director, Claremont Creek Ventures; Jonathan Mi, Brightpath Capital Partners; Patrick Sagisi, DBL Investors; Brahm Ahmadi, Co-Founder and Executive Director of People’s Grocery.
2:30 – 3:00 Keynote Presentation “Who Gets Capital” Leading angel investor Randy Williams shares his insights and explains which companies get funded and why.
Randy Williams, Founder & CEO, Keiretsu Forum
3:00 – 3:30 Break and Networking
3:30 – 4:45 Startup Pitch Showcase:  Entrepreneurs present their startup companies to investors and attendees

  • OurVolts, James McBryan and Anca Mosoiu
  • Pax Pure, Kimberly Morris and Philip O’Connor
  • Sleek-Geek, Reina Cabezas, Francisco Nieto-Salazar, and JeanCarl Bisson
  • Siteler, Tom Yeh
  • HarrisWebb, Jessica Harris and Dorian Webb
4:45 – 5:00 Closing
5:00 – 5:45 Reception and Networking

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Program Details

  • Market Opportunities in an Economy with a Diverse Majority Identify market opportunities emerging from demographic changes. Jake Beniflah, Ph.D., Executive Director at The Center for Multicultural Science
  • Know Your Financing Options: Understand new and traditional options for financing startups. Panelists include: Randy Williams, Founder & CEO, Keiretsu Forum; Shirley Gee, Angel Investor, Keiretsu Forum; Randy Hawk, Managing Director, Claremont Creek Ventures; Jonathan Mi, Brightpath Capital Partners; Patrick Sagisi, DBL Investors; Brahm Amadhi, Co-Founder and Executive Director of People’s Grocery
  • Who Gets Capital: Keynote speaker Randy Williams, Founder & CEO, Keiretsu Forum, has heard thousands of pitches. Find out what he’s learned as he shares his insights and explains who gets funded and why.
  • Startup Pitch Showcase: A select group of entrepreneurs will present their companies to a panel of investors. Hear about their startups and learn from the feedback provided by our panel of expert investors. Presenting companies include:
    • OurVolts, Simplified volunteer tracking for schools and non-profits, James McBryan and Anca Mosoiu;
    • Pax Pure, Cutting-edge desalinization technology, Kimberly Morris and Philip O’Connor;
    • Sleek-Geek, Next gen apps and tools for teachers and students, Reina Cabezas, Francisco Nieto-Salazar and JeanCarl Bisson;
    • Siteler, Consumer Services, Tom Yeh;
    • HarrisWebb, Revolutionary hair styling solutions for African Americans, Jessica Harris and Dorian Webb

Speaker and Panelists Bios

Jake Beniflah, Ph.D., Executive Director at the Center for Multicultural Science
Dr. Jake Beniflah is the Executive Director of the Center for Multicultural Science, a think tank dedicated to bridging the gap between leading corporations and academic researchers in multicultural marketing and research. His experience includes work with top marketing agencies and leading consumer brands, and he is a recognized expert in Hispanic marketing, consumer insights, and brand management. Dr. Beniflah is also an Adjunct Professor at Bradley University where he teaches Hispanic Marketing.

Randy Hawks, Managing Director, Claremont Creek Ventures
Randy is a Managing Director at Claremont Creek Ventures, bringing more than 25 years of technology industry experience as a senior general manager and venture investor to the group. Randy invests in Information Technology and has a special interest in Sensor Networks and Security. In the years prior to co-founding Claremont Creek Ventures, Randy was a General Partner at Novus Ventures and a Venture Partner at Horizon Ventures.

Jonathan Mi, Bright Path Capital Partners, LP
Jonathan Mi is a Senior Associate at Brightpath Capital Partners, LP and is responsible for deal sourcing, due diligence, and deal execution for the company. Prior to BCP, Jonathan was an Associate at Gryphon Investors, a middle-market private equity firm where he was responsible for sourcing, analyzing, executing, and monitoring investments across the healthcare, business services, and education industries. He previously worked for Merrill Lynch, where he focused on M&A advisory services for high tech companies.

Patrick Sagisi, Associate, DBL Investors
Patrick Sag­isi is an Asso­ciate at DBL Investors, which he joined in 2011. Patrick sources and per­forms dili­gence on invest­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties, advises port­fo­lio com­pany man­age­ment, and helps port­fo­lio com­pa­nies imple­ment their dou­ble bot­tom line practices. Patrick has over 15 years of global expe­ri­ence in prod­uct man­age­ment, new prod­uct devel­op­ment, mar­ket­ing, strat­egy, oper­a­tions, and sales.

Randy Williams, Founder & CEO, Keiretsu Forum
Randy Williams is Founder and CEO of Keiretsu Forum, a community of over 1,100 angel investors. With members throughout 27 chapters on 3 continents, Keiretsu Forum is the largest angel investment community in the World. Since its inception, Keiretsu Forum members have invested over $200m in 260 companies in technology, real estate, healthcare/biotech/life sciences and other sectors of the economy with high growth opportunity. Mr. Williams has 30 years of experience in finance, real estate, and marketing, and has previously held board and advisory positions in over fifteen companies.

Shirley Gee, Keiretsu Forum
Shirley Gee is an active investor with Keiretsu Forum and strategic consultant to start-ups in life science, technology, and service sectors. She is a retiree of the executive university officer and department head at Stanford University’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, and she has her BA in Business Management and MBA from Saint Mary’s College.

Brahm Amadhi, Co-Founder and Executive Director of People’s Grocery
Brahm is using a relatively unknown method to raise money for People’s Grocery: a direct-public offering (DPO). By selling founding shares directly to the public, he has already raised $650,000.  He has a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California and is an MBA candidate at the Presidio School of Management. Brahm combines social enterprise, cooperative economics, urban agriculture, public education and youth development to build healthy and stable inner city communities. He is also Executive Director of the North Oakland Land Trust.

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