August 01, 2017

Funding Opportunities for Business Growth Forum

Funding Opportunities for Business Growth: An Expert's Guide to Venture Capital & Alternative Funds

August 9,  9am - 1pm,  $49 - includes lunch
Start-up founders, serial entrepreneurs, and business owners will gain actionable knowledge about alternative funding sources for their firms. Attendees will join in conversations and develop relationships with investors and recognized experts in business launch, development, and acceleration.
About the presenters:
• Ken Jones, General Partner, Boathouse Capital, will share insights on the private capital market gained through his role of managing a private debt and equity fund, and describe how his firm creates partnerships with management teams and owners that generate exceptional outcomes for all stakeholders
• David Richards, Executive Vice President, S&T Bank, will share his experience as a community banking, private investor, and serial entrepreneur. Dave was a bank president at age 29, owns a sports management firm, and is active in numerous real estate ventures.
• Jeff Soderstedt, Director of the Office of Corporation Finance, PA Department of Banking and Securities, will give an update on the latest in crowdfunding regulations.
• Fred Kluck, Regional Manager, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeast PA will present an overview of funding strategies and resources for start-ups, technology firms, and manufacturers at various critical stages of development.
• Solomon Wheeler, Branch Manager, U.S. Small Business Administration, will moderate a panel discussion about equity and debt investments, including approaches companies can use in identifying and pursuing opportunities.