Welcome to the 128 Innovation Capital Group
The 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.
Thursday, May 12, 2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
151 Martine St., Fall River MA
Cost: $100 ($75 for SNEEF and 128 ICG Members) - includes lunch
Investor Ready Boot Camp
Most companies seeking Angel or Venture Capital financing are not successful. Many who would be great candidates are not funded because they are missing important pieces of the finished puzzle investors are looking for.
This full-day workshop will highlight:
- What types of companies investors are seeking.
- What those companies must demonstrate to convince the investors.
- Company valuation and negotiating a term sheet.
- How to successfully pitch your company.
Please Join us on
Thursday May 12, 2016 from 8 AM to 5 PM
Jennifer Schwall Rousseau of Cherrystone Angels
Stephen Collins of 1024 Technology Marketing
Jennifer Jordan of Mass Ventures
Neil McLaughlin of TCF Law Group
Jeanne Union of Union Sales Presentatio Coaching
You can register by clicking HERE.
Thursday, June 16, 2016 7:30 - 10:30 AM
at the Enterprise Center at Salem State University
121 Loring Ave., Salem, MA 01970
It's Baaaack ...
What is the Piranha Pond? It is a “pitch party” where a select group of entrepreneurs has up to 5 minutes to convince a panel of investors to meet with them to further discuss their ventures. Using a format similar to the popular television show Shark Tank, our investors provide feedback to the entrepreneurs about their presentations and companies, and information to all about why they decide to be “In” or “Out.” If they are “In” they will meet with the Entrepreneur at a later time to discuss their company. If they are “Out” there is no interest at this time. Again, the investor lets us know why s/he will not move forward with the presenter.
For this event, we seek companies beyond the idea stage. The ideal company will have raised funds from friends, family, and/or grants such as SBIR’s. If the company’s product is a software or SAAS product, it should be in beta testing or later.
Please note: There is a $50 application fee required in order to be considered. A selection committee will choose the top 8 applicants to present. The successful applicants will be deemed to have companies most likely to interest the investment panel. In the past, the successful companies have been beyond the idea stage, with a finished product and/or revenue or significant progress toward commercialization if a pharma, equipment or medical device company.
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.