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128 ICG Affiliates
Welcome to the 128 Innovation Capital GroupThe 128 Innovation Capital Group has been meeting continuously for over 33 years, fulfilling its mission of fostering an environment where innovation flourishes. The 128 Innovation Capital Group provides the forum where Entrepreneurs can meet Investors, Talented and Experienced Managers and Service Providers who will enable their organizations to become successful enterprises
Friday, October 24th from 7:30 - 10:00 AM
The Enterprise Center at Salem State University
121 Loring Ave., Salem, MA
Jessica McLear of Launchpad Venture Group
Pitching Your Business to Investors
Angel investors and VCs get anywhere between 800 and 1,100 business plans each year. This means that the entrepreneurs who actually get face time with them must learn how to effectively pitch their business and stand out. Investors listen for specifics when they meet an entrepreneur: What is the business idea…and your “secret sauce?” What problem is it solving that no one else is doing? Where will revenues come from? Just how big is the market of potential customers? How will they as investors make money? Come hear active angel investors tell you what they want know..
Jessica McLear is an angel investor and member of Launchpad Venture Group. Her family has been investing in and mentoring start up companies for over 20 years in both Canada and the US. Her portfolio companies fall into many sectors including manufacturing, IT, medical devices and consumer goods.
Thursday, November 13th from 7:30 - 10:00 AM
The Great Room at Constant Contact
1601 Trapelo Rd. 3rd Floor, Waltham, MA
Gabor Garai of Foley & Lardner and Foley Ventures
When Your Lawyer is More than a Lawyer
The 128 Innovation Capital Group has become a Membership Organization. You will have noted a price differential for members and non-members. Annual membership is $30 per year and entitles you to not only a lower attendance fee, but will include a Member Directory and a variety of other benefits. For more information, go to www.128icg.org/membership.htm.
At meetings, attendees are identified as Investors seeking new investment opportunities, Entrepreneurs looking for investment in their ventures, Management Candidates searching for new opportunities or Service Providers looking to provide help and services to all.
Fees for members are $25 for Entrepreneurs and Management Candidates and $35 for Investors and Service Providers.