Keiretsu Forum, the world's largest private equity angel investment network, the City of Berkeley's Office of Economic Development and the Berkeley Startup Cluster announce the third EUREKA! event on Monday, October 7th from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way in Berkeley, California.
EUREKA! is an evening of networking and mentoring from angel investors to early stage Berkeley entrepreneurs. Ten startups will present to a panel of Keiretsu Forum angel investor members. Entrepreneurs will give a two-minute core presentation, followed by a four-minute Q&A session, and a four-minute feedback and resource exchange.
"Providing information and resources to the entrepreneurial community is as important as providing capital," said Randy Williams, Founder & CEO of Keiretsu Forum. "This event is a great opportunity for early stage entrepreneurs in Berkeley to gain valuable feedback from the angel investor's perspective and help them develop their creative ideas into investable business opportunities."
"We look forward to fostering innovation and establishing valuable relationships that contribute to sustainable economic development in Berkeley and the East Bay," said Michael Caplan, Economic Development Manager at City of Berkeley.
The EUREKA! events are co-organized by Keiretsu Forum and the City of Berkeley's Office of Economic Development. The October 7th event is produced with support from Berkeley Startup Cluster and the Kairos Society. Investors and entrepreneurs interested in attending may register online. Entrepreneurs interested in presenting at the event can apply online by September 19th. There is no fee to present.
For more information, contact Sonja Markova, Managing Director of Keiretsu Forum, at 415-573-0751, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Keiretsu Forum
Keiretsu Forum was founded in 2000 by Randy Williams in the San Francisco Bay Area. Keiretsu Forum has grown to become the World's largest angel investor network with 27 chapters on three continents and 1,100 accredited investor members. Keiretsu Forum members provide early stage capital in the range of $250k-2 million in high quality, diverse investment opportunities and collaborate in the due-diligence, but make their own individual investment decisions. Through the collaborative Keiretsu Forum chapter network, companies have numerous opportunities to raise capital and receive resources as their companies grow.
About the City of Berkeley's Office of Economic Development
The Office of Economic Development offers assistance to new and growing businesses in Berkeley. With expertise in commercial real estate, financing, economic data, green business, and marketing, the Office of Economic Development provides Berkeley ventures the resources they need to thrive. For more information, visit www.cityofberkeley.info/oed/
About The Berkeley Startup Cluster
The Berkeley Startup Cluster provides resources for innovative companies and budding entrepreneurs in Berkeley. This collaboration among the City of Berkeley's Office of Economic Development, the Downtown Berkeley Association, the UC Berkeley Offices of Community Outreach and Technology Licensing and the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce. Together they provide access to mentors, networking opportunities, early stage investors, partners and high growth tech companies close to the UC Berkeley campus. For more information, visit www.berkeleystartupcluster.com/.