We would like to thank and acknowledge the support of our Sponsors in all chapters. Keiretsu Forum is proud of our close association with these companies. They serve the entrepreneurial communities and support our efforts to provide financing and resources to emerging companies. For information on Keiretsu Forum sponsorship, please contact us to arrange for a meeting to review the benefits available to your organization.

Sponsors

Avea

Avea, founded in 2004, is Turkey’s first and only GSM 1800 mobile operator.  Avea offers competitive bids, innovative products and services, advantageous partnerships with a wide network of dealers and high-quality customer service and affordable prices to meet the communication needs of small and large companies.

http://avea.com.tr

BakerHostetler

BakerHostetler, one of the nation’s largest law firms, represents clients around the globe. With offices coast to coast, our nearly 900 lawyers litigate cases and resolve disputes that potentially threaten clients’ competitiveness, navigate the laws and regulations that shape the global economy, and help clients develop and close deals that fuel their strategic growth.

http://www.bakerlaw.com/

Bioenterprise

Bioenterprise Corporation is a business accelerator and commercialization agent, established to help promote the creation, growth and expansion of businesses engaged in Agri-Technologies.

http://www.bioenterprise.ca/

CFO Station

CFOstation offers affordable accounting and bookkeeping services for businesses small and large. By hiring us for your accounting and bookkeeping needs, you avoid the headache of doing it yourself and save on the overhead costs of hiring an accounting department or a full-time CFO.

www.cfostation.com

Citrin Cooperman

We’re a regional accounting, tax, and consulting firm with offices in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and the Cayman Islands. We’ve built our business helping entrepreneurs find smart solutions for over 30 years.

http://citrincooperman.com

CohnReznick LLP

With origins dating back to 1919, CohnReznick LLP is currently the 11th largest accounting, tax and advisory firm in the United States, combining the resources and technical expertise of a national firm with the hands-on, entrepreneurial approach that today’s dynamic business environment demands.

http://cohnreznick.com

Courage Advisors

Brilliance. It lights the path forward with higher-than-reasonable standards and better-than-conventional answers. It’s a beacon to live your values and make a difference for a scaleable ROI. Courage powers it up.

http://powerupbrilliance.com/

Executive TimeSlice

Executive TimeSlice is the premier part-time executive consulting team in Puget Sound for companies not yet ready for a full time executive.

http://executivetimeslice.com

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Fasken Martineau is a leading international business law and litigation firm. Tracing our roots back to the mid-1800s, our firm was founded through the merger of three regional Canadian icons in 2000. Today we have nine offices with more than 770 lawyers across Canada and in the UK, France and South Africa.

http://fasken.com

Fitzgerald Abbott & Beardsley LLP

Fitzgerald Abbott & Beardsley LLP (“FAB”) is a multi-practice law firm providing legal solutions for clients throughout Northern California and nationally. Founded in 1883, the firm celebrates its 128th anniversary this year. Fitzgerald Abbott & Beardsley LLP is consistently recognized by clients, peers and the media as a leader in its field.

http://fablaw.com

Foster Pepper PLLC

For more than a century Foster Pepper has represented publicly traded corporations, closely held businesses, commercial and investment banks, municipalities, government agencies, professional corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, and individuals. With 120 lawyers located in Seattle and Spokane, Washington…

http://foster.com

Gowlings

As one of Canada’s largest law firms, we know what it takes to create, enhance and protect real business value. With more than 750 business-savvy legal professionals active in key global industries, we provide our clients with pragmatic commercial advice.

http://gowlings.com

GSG Attorneys at Law

GSG Law offers a wide range of legal advice and legal services in many different sectors for domestic and foreign-owned companies.

http://gsghukuk.com

Hanson Bridgett Marcus Vlahos Rudy LLP

Hanson Bridgett is a law firm with more than 150 attorneys in offices in San Francisco, Sacramento, the North Bay, Silicon Valley and the East Bay. Serving clients since 1958, we are well known in Northern California and have earned a national reputation in many of our practice areas.

http://hansonbridgett.com

Heritage Bank of Commerce

Heritage Bank of Commerce with offices in San Jose, Danville, Fremont, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Morgan Hill and Mountain View offers a full array of innovative, custom-tailored business and personal banking services and products to the communities they serve.

http://heritagebankofcommerce.com

Holland & Knight

Holland & Knight is a law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers in 20 U.S. offices as well as Abu Dhabi, Bogotá and Mexico City.

http://hklaw.com/Offices/Miami

How Creative

At How Creative our business is branding.

http://howcreative.net

iChanneX

iChanneX’s patented technology delivers a SIMPLE, AFFORDABLE, ALL-IN-ONE Internet Solution that helps your organization effectively manage your records, and operation workflow.

http://ichannex.com

Indeks Content & Communication

Indeks produces content, develops and manages communication strategy for a variety of mediums including printed, electronic, face-to-face, digital and visual. Indeks renders service to Turkey’s leading private and public institutions and organizations, as well as international / multinational firms.

http://www.indeksiletisim.com/en/

JPA International

JPA International is a network of independent audit, accountancy and consulting firms, representing 142 offices and 35000 clients worldwide.

http://jpatr.com

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWIT) was founded in 1949 and offers affordable professional and technical training for today’s job market. Training is available in 35 programs, with more than 100 professional/technical degree and certificate options.

http://lwtech.edu

Loeb & Loeb LLP

Loeb & Loeb LLP is a multi-service law firm with more than 300 attorneys and offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Nashville, Washington, DC, Beijing and Hong Kong. The firm focuses on select core industries and practice areas, rather than endeavoring to be all things to all clients.

http://loeb.com

mc squared law firm

mc squared, the Law Firm and Consultancy, works with bleeding edge companies, helping them move to the next level. mc2specializes in emerging industries, such as digital media and its many verticals, environmental technology (Clean Tech) and New Space. As an integrated hybrid, mc2 looks at the whole picture, clearly determining client needs, and then meeting them.

http://mcsquaredlaw.com

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Our attorneys are no-nonsense, get-to-the-root-of-the-problem kind of people. If there’s a faster way to get there, we’ll find it. It’s our job to give you clear answers and sound solutions. We focus on what matters to you — whether it’s overcoming a legal challenge, taking your business to the next level, or having a trusted partner…

http://mintz.com

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius is a global law firm with more than 1,400 lawyers in 22 offices around the world (including in Paris, London, Frankfurt and Brussels). The Paris office comprises more than 30 lawyers who focus on venture & emerging businesses, IP/IT, private equity, mergers & acquisitions, finance and securities law…

http://tinyurl.com/morganlewisparis

Moss Adams LLP

A leader in assurance, tax, consulting, risk management, transaction, and wealth services, Moss Adams has a staff of over 1,800 that includes more than 230 partners. We focus on serving public, private, and not-for-profit enterprises across the nation through specialized industry and service teams.

http://mossadams.com

OpenArc

OpenArc is an IT consulting company dedicated to helping clients understand their technology strategy around infrastructure, software and technical talent placement and recruiting services.

http://www.openarc.net/

ParenteBeard

ParenteBeard is ranked among the top 25 accounting firms in the U.S. With over 1,000 professionals, the firm is a leader in providing CPA and business advisory services to small businesses, middle market companies, nonprofits and SEC registrants. As an independent member of Baker Tilly International, ParenteBeard is proud to provide the highest level of service to clients nationally and internationally.

http://www.parentebeard.com/

PENSCO

PENSCO Trust Company has been helping investors use their retirement account funds to invest in real estate, private equity and other non-exchange traded assets since 1989.

http://info.pensco.com/keiretsuforum

PeopleConnect

PeopleConnect has just one mission: to connect promising companies with the talented people who can bring their company to the next level.

http://peopleconnectstaffing.com

Percepture

Percepture is a fully-integrated public relations agency and marketing firm, and a New Jersey State Certified Minority Business Enterprise. We specialize in the development, execution and measurement of sales-focused communications campaigns for business-to-business and consumer organizations.

http://www.percepture.com/

Reed Smith LLP

Reed Smith represents many of the world’s leading companies in complex litigation and other high-stakes disputes, cross-border and other strategic transactions, and crucial regulatory matters. With lawyers from coast-to-coast in the United States, as well as in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Reed Smith is known for its experience across a broad array of industry sectors.

http://reedsmith.com

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

Schnader’s Pittsburgh office, established in 1994, serves a wide range of the firm’s local, national and international clients. Client areas including general corporate, securities, business and complex litigation; franchise; taxation; commercial transactions; aviation; environmental; energy; renewable energy; trusts…

http://schnader.com

The FWCG Syndicated Angel Fund

The Syndicate is making an offer to increase the expected return in every angel’s portfolio while building eligibility to be a paid expert on a Professional DD Team.

The Praxis Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Paul Sanderson is one of two hundred in Morgan Stanley who has earned the special designation of Family Wealth Director.  With this designation, Paul has the ability to provide his clients exclusive access to some of Morgan Stanley’s most specialized wealth advisory services.

http://morganstanleyfa.com/praxis

TriNet

With 8,000+ clients nationwide and over $1 billion in health premiums managed, TriNet provides cloud-based HR solutions that allow growing companies to do what they do best. Small to mid-sized businesses in a variety of industries partner with TriNet to manage human resources, employee benefits, payroll, risk mitigation, workers’ compensation, strategic human capital planning and more.

http://www.trinet.com/

Troy Gould Attorneys

Since 1970, TroyGould has been a nationally recognized law firm for business. We’ve built an innovative mid-size firm that understands what is important to business leaders and delivers it. Our clients include privately held and public companies, investors and senior executives, start ups, middle-market and “Fortune 500″ companies.

www.troygould.com

UBS Impact Investment Group

Tammy Bernette Haygood, Vice President – Investments. Today, trusted financial advice is more important than ever. As your Financial Advisor, I take my responsibility to provide that advice very seriously. That’s why a comprehensive planning approach informs all of our conversations…

http://tinyurl.com/tammyhaygood

WeiserMazars

Since 1921, WeiserMazars LLP has provided a unique combination of foresight and experience when fulfilling client needs in accounting, tax and advisory services. Whether on the local level or internationally, the firm guides clients through their day-to-day operations and works with them to ensure they have the right financial structure in place to meet their business goals.

http://www.weisermazars.com/

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide. We represent companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations.

http://wsgr.com

WizeHive

WizeHive is an online platform that combines a form builder, task manager, activity feed and workflow tools — all wrapped inside a modern social interface. Organizations use it to quickly build and deploy powerful data driven web apps. WizeHive is used by leading universities and foundations to automate…

http://wizehive.com

Yorn

Knowing what people think about the experience you’re creating is critical. It also happens to be one of the hardest things to actually find out. Until now. Researchers at Yorn have keyed into the most important question of all time, “Would you recommend this experience to someone else, and why?” Yorn gets this answer as a seamless part of your experience. It’s fast, fun, and people will actually participate.

https://www.yorn.com/

Forum Resource Members

By the Sea Communications

By the Sea Communications provides fresh ideas, interesting perspective and strong results to help build your business. We have over 20 years of experience in brand development, marketing communications and public relations working primarily with technology, environmental sustainability and travel companies.

http://bytheseacommunications.com

CFO2GO

CFO2Go  is based in Seattle Washington and offers professional CFO services on a part-time and contractual basis, meaning your business can benefit from our expertise in a package that works with your bottom line. We work as a member of your team that is committed to your financial success.

http://cfo2go.com

FIRE

The leading global conference on the intersection of technology and the economy. New partnerships, projects, and plans you can’t afford to miss. If your success depends on having an accurate view of the future, or you’d like to meet others who are able and motivated to forge action-based alliances, this is the most important conference you will attend.

http://futureinreview.com

Mackley & Mackley PLLC

We are a husband-wife team providing competent, cost-effective legal services to small businesses and individuals.  Focusing on start-up and growth-stage enterprises, we have extensive experience helping these companies with appropriate entity formation, raising of capital, protection of intellectual property…

http://mackleylaw.com

Northwest Entrepreneurial Network

Since 1985, the Northwest Entrepreneurial Network (NWEN) has been the hive of the Pacific Northwest entrepreneurial community. The organization is fueled by the energy and passion of almost 800 members, who come together to connect, learn and share via an annual roster of more than 60 events.

http://nwen.org

Stoel Rives LLP

Stoel Rives LLP is a U.S. law firm, with a full suite of transactional and litigation solutions for U.S. and international clients. Established in 1907, the firm has nearly 400 attorneys operating out of 11 offices in seven states. We represent businesses at all stages of growth, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

http://stoel.com

SURF Incubator

SURF Incubator was founded in 2009 by entrepreneur Seaton Gras as a way to provide mentorship and meeting space for startups launching technology-focused businesses. On April 30th of 2012, a local group of technology entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts collaborated to advance SURF’s mission and opened a 15,400 square foot facility in downtown Seattle.

http://surfincubator.com

The Founder Institute

The Founder Institute is the World’s Largest Startup Accelerator, with a mission to “Globalize Silicon Valley” and help founders build enduring technology companies. Through our part-time entrepreneur training program, you can launch a company with guidance and feedback from experienced startup CEOs – while not being required to quit your job.

http://fi.co

TiE Seattle

TiE, a not-for-profit global network of entrepreneurs and professionals, was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley, California, USA. Although its birth name, The Indus Entrepreneurs, signifies the ethnic South Asian or Indus roots of the founders, TiE stands for Talent, Ideas and Enterprise.

http://seattle.tie.org

VeriFone

VeriFone is the global leader in secure electronic POS solutions

http://www.verifone.com/

Partners

3rd Global Crowdfunding Convention

Industry experts report the crowdfunding industry is estimated to add at least $65 billion into the global economy in 2014, and with its current growth rate, at least $3.2 trillion by 2020.

http://www.crowdfundingroadmap.com/bootcamp/

AlwaysOn

AlwaysOn (AO) is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, AO became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees.

http://alwayson.goingon.com

AMETIC

AMETIC’s mission is to bring together the companies, organizations and business groups whose activity is related to the Electronics, Information and Communications Technologies, Telecommunications and Digital Content Industries in Spain. It acts as a forum representing the sector and as a meeting point for its members.

http://ametic.es

Bolsa de Barcelona

The Barcelona Stock Exchange is a modern and efficient organization at the service of the companies and investors. It facilitates excellent access to all the national and international markets.

http://borsabcn.es

Cámara de Madrid

Founded in 1887, the Madrid Chamber is a consultive body in partnership with the government. The Chamber represents, promotes and defends the general interests of the operators in the region, and provides many services to companies that are active in the Madrid community.

http://camaramadrid.es

Cambra de Comerç de Barcelona

The Barcelona Chamber of Commerce is one of the most relevant institutions in the Catalan social and economic circles. The Chamber is an independent and democratic organization that promotes economic activities and sustainable business development.

http://cambrabcn.org

Camp BizSmart

Camp BizSmart programs are specifically designed students who are 11–15 years of age. Just like the best Fortune 500 executive development suite, our mission is to train aspiring entrepreneurs in the “Thrival Skills” required for success at home, school, and in the increasingly competitive global marketplace.

http://campbizsmart.org

CEIM

CEIM, the Business Confederation of Madrid, now celebrating its thirtieth year, is the most representative business organization in the community of Madrid.

http://ceim.es

CFO Station

CFOstation offers affordable accounting and bookkeeping services for businesses small and large. By hiring us for your accounting and bookkeeping needs, you avoid the headache of doing it yourself and save on the overhead costs of hiring an accounting department or a full-time CFO.

www.cfostation.com

Cleantech Open

Cleantech Open is a cleantech startups competition and an advanced accelerator. We find, fund and foster entrepreneurs with big ideas that address today’s most urgent energy, environmental and economic challenges. Of the 600 alumni since our inception in 2006, nearly 80% remain viable today and they have gone on to raise external capital exceeding $660m.

http://cleantechopen.com

Comunidad de Madrid

http://madrid.org

Ding Ding TV

Ding Ding TV is the first Chinese-American Internet TV in Silicon Valley, a high tech media, content provider, producer and distributer.

http://dingding.tv

Donostia Sustapena Group

Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center

The Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center, a center of the College of Business and Public Affairs at West Chester University, promotes entrepreneurship within the university, in Chester County and throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania.

http://cottrellcenter.org

Drexel

 

Founded in 1891 in Philadelphia, Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With approximately 25,000 students, Drexel is one of America’s 15 largest private universities.

http://www.drexel.edu/

EADA

Founded in 1957, EADA was one of the first Spanish institutions to provide training programs that specifically targeted the business world. For over 50 years EADA has been in the frontline of manager training and in-company training programs for the business community.

http://eada.edu

Ekonomia

EOI

EOI, with campuses in Madrid and Seville, Spain, conveys values that are in tune with a society in constant transformation. Our teaching model is closely related to this new global view of reality, in ways that are committed to an open, digital and participatory method of teaching. Our experience has made us a benchmark in postgraduate education…

http://eoi.es

Garrigues

Garrigues is the Iberian Peninsula’s leading tax and legal services firm in terms of professional headcount and billings. We know the industry inside out and provide value added to each and every one of our clients.

http://garrigues.com

Generalitat of Catalonia

Catalonia Catalyst: 10 competitive hubs

http://acc10.cat

INcubes

Based out of Toronto, Canada, INcubes guides its startups through an INtense, structured and Customized Curriculum of due-diligence deliverables; a process and culture that is very different than you’ll see at other accelerators. It’s a proven structure that creates investable companies.

http://www.incubes.ca

JFK University

Founded in 1964, JFK University is a fully accredited private university in the San Francisco Bay area and a member of the National University System. The University offers undergraduate-completion programs, graduate and doctorate degrees and certificates in the fields of psychology, law, management, liberal arts, holistic studies and museum studies.

http://jfku.edu

La CaixaBank

La CaixaBank is the leader in the Spanish market, with over 13 million customers and assets of 342,000 million euros, of which 231,000 million are loans.

http://lacaixa.es

Madrid Network

Madrid Network was created for the purpose of promoting innovation in the Community of Madrid and positioning its economy among those of the most advanced regions worldwide. Madrid Network is a network comprising more than 750 partners, including large and small companies, research centers, universities and technology centers.

http://madridnetwork.org

North Bay Innovation Hub

The North Bay iHub is a regional economic development collaborative formed under the State’s innovative program to modernize California’s approach to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek to mitigate political barriers and promote a regional approach to stimulating job creation and technology commercialization in Napa, Marin and Sonoma counties.

http://northbayihub.org

Office of Economic Development at the City of Berkeley

The Office of Economic Development offers assistance to new and growing businesses in Berkeley, California. With expertise in commercial real estate, financing, economic data, green business, and marketing, our office provides Berkeley ventures the resources they need to thrive.

http://ci.berkeley.ca.us/oed

OTEIC

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital are committed to enhancing the quality of life through improved health, the professional preparation of those who serve the health-based needs of others and the discovery of knowledge that benefits the public.

http://pennstatehershey.org

PIMEC

PIMEC is an organization which represents the employers of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and also the self-employed workers of Catalonia. PIMEC represents more than 300 small and medium-sized enterprises in Catalonia, as well as membership organizations, such as unions and business associations.

http://pimec.es

Roca Junyent

Established in 1996, Roca Junyent currently employs over 240 professionals working from offices in Barcelona, Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, Lleida, Girona and Shanghai. Roca Junyent is well positioned and acknowledged as one of the best law firms in the European legal market.

http://rocajunyent.com

Saint Mary's College of California

Saint Mary’s College of California, founded in 1863, is one of the oldest colleges in the West. A Saint Mary’s education inspires learning that lasts a lifetime. It engages the intellect and spirit, and awakens the desire to transform society. We are all learners here — working together to understand and shape the world.

http://stmarys-ca.edu

San Francisco Center for Economic Development

The objective of the San Francisco Center for Economic Development (SFCED) is to attract and retain business in San Francisco.  The SFCED encourages the incubation of local start-ups and the development of emerging markets within San Francisco.

http://sfced.org

The Health Technology Exchange

HTX supports emerging and established Ontario-based companies to develop, produce and commercialize innovative market-leading technologies within the Medical Devices, Diagnostic & medical imaging, Healthcare IT and wireless health (smart devices), and Assistive devices & home healthcare segments.

http://www.htx.ca

University of the Sciences

It is the scientists and researchers, the physicians and the health professionals, who are now changing the world. University of the Sciences educate these innovative professionals through an experience-based, collaborative and diverse curriculum that prepares for leadership.

http://usciences.edu

VC Taskforce

VC Taskforce provides forums for real-time information exchange and dialogue through a series of networking events—panels, workshops and roundtable meetings that assist venture capitalists, institutional investors and venture-backed company executives manage their businesses for maximum success.

http://vctaskforce.com

Women In Green Forum

The premier network and conference series highlighting women’s impact on the environmental industry and encouraging more women into the field.

www.womeningreen.com