Entrepreneur Spotlight EventPresented by The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC
November 29, 2012
Entrepreneur Spotlight provides startups seeking seed and early stage funding an opportunity to present their concept in front of an audience of accredited investors.
The Entrepreneur Spotlight program allows both experienced and potential new investors to hear the exciting and innovative ideas of startups pursuing seed funding. Entrepreneur Spotlight will focus on companies that are truly in the startup phase and may only be looking for small amounts of funding. During the event, the startups will have five minutes to present their business concepts and will be given 10 minutes to answer questions from a panel.
The program is intended solely to provide attendees an opportunity to learn about new emerging companies and hear directly from these entrepreneurs about what their companies do, how they do it, what markets they address and their plans for future growth. The program is informational only. No offering of securities will be made by any participants and neither this program nor the presentations by the participating companies should be deemed solicitations of interest for investment.
Definition of accredited investor
-- Please note that Section 413(a) of the Dodd-Frank Act requires that the value of your primary residence be excluded from the calculation of net worth for determining your status as an accredited investor.
Cont3nt.com is a real-time market for photo and video journalism. It enables a media company or freelancer in Syria, Egypt, or Occupy Wall Street to take the amazing content they shoot, and in real time sell it to local papers or mainstream media such as BBC, get paid for it and have it on the air in a half-hour. We are building an eBay for breaking news.
Foodem.com is an online trading, business intelligence and process automation solution for the $650 billion U.S. wholesale food distribution industry. Essentially, it is a marketplace that connects food distributors, local farms and specialty food manufacturers with wholesale food buyers, such as restaurants, schools, hospitals, etc. Foodem also enables the sustainable food movement by satisfying the growing business demand for more local, sustainably produced and healthier food choices in restaurants and institutions. Foodem helps sellers by providing them with access to more buyers all while reducing their 'cost of sale' by up to 75 percent. It also helps buyers lower their food cost because of price transparency and reduces their order procurement time and errors due to automation. It is currently in closed beta in the D.C. Metro area with commercial launch scheduled for Q4 2012.
Micronic Technologies has patented MicroDesal™ , a water-treatment technology that desalinates and purifies water from any source that is cheaper, smaller, sustainable, and more efficient and effective than the competition. At 75 percent reduced footprint, 35 percent reduced operating costs and more than 90 percent solids removal, our technology outstrips current technologies.
MicroDesal™ produces a "tornado effect" that creates micro-droplets of water for rapid evaporation and efficient condensation, producing clean water. With a $55 billion water-treatment product market, three customer pilots and a blue chip team to execute; we are raising capital to take MicroDesal™ to the next level.
Micronic Technologies is a Mid-Atlantic Regional Finalist in the 2012 National Clean Tech Open competition.
Mobrise Inc.'s patent-pending approach enables accelerated apps development, cross-platform deployment, secure back-end data integration and apps management for sales and marketing professionals. Our mission is to make enterprise-grade mobile apps development so easy and cost-effective that any business user can design and develop enterprise apps quickly. We want to democratize mobile apps development, providing competitive advantages and higher return on investment for midsize businesses.
At Pactica, we believe in empowering children to have confidence in themselves - by developing their social and emotional skills. As children develop, they need to successfully apply their social and emotional skills to achieve their dreams and face challenges. At stressful situations, children need the capacity to handle their emotions. When working in the classroom, children are expected to establish positive relationships with others. In difficult situations, children need the ability to make responsible decisions. At Pactica, we are building game-based social applications for parents, educators and specialists to promote social and emotional competence in children. Join us to play a role in creating a better tomorrow for our children.
Panelists:Joel Kallett, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Clearsight Advisors Inc.
Sever Totia, Principal, Edison Ventures
Rico Vicencio, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP, a member of The Business Exit Forum
Sponsors:Platinum Sponsor: The Business Exit Forum
Gold Sponsor: Knobbe Martens
Presentation Sponsor: The Chief Storyteller
The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC Business Partners:
Avison Young; HP; Panacea Consulting
For information about The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC sponsorships, click here.
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