Phoenix Venture Capital Fast Pitch Conference AND City Summit Mastermind

Phoenix Venture Capital Fast Pitch Conference AND City Summit Mastermind

Date/Time
Date(s) - 07/02/2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location
Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel Tempe

Categories


Pitch and network with venture capitalists, angels and accredited investors from Silicon Valley and throughout the country at the Phoenix Venture Capital Fast Pitch Conference AND City Summit Mastermind.

Black Dog Venture Partners has hosted investor events throughout the country and has raised millions of dollars for startups as a direct result of our fastpitch conferences.

The winning pitch wins a VIP sponsorship at the City Gala during Oscar week. A $10,000 value with priceless networking opportunities. YOU WANT THIS!

PLUS you get to participate at the City Summit with world class speakers and networking! We are excited and a special VIP Mastermind hosted by our partners at City Summit.

Companies will present to our panel of investors in the morning and the afternoon will feature the City Summit Mastermind featuring presentations for top business experts.

City Summit is a world-class, socially conscious business acceleration experience. Our Summit’s mission and the outcome is to elevate each of our attendee’s business acumen by giving them tools, techniques, knowledge, insights, motivation, and top-level networking relationships. We want our City Summit attendees to learn and grow.

The City Summit invites proven business leaders, strategists, and business owners to teach our community how to increase revenue, generate leads, diversify revenue, establish authority, raise the value of the business, elevate brand awareness and concentrate on hyper-growth. The topics of the City Summit range from leadership, innovation, marketing, business fundamentals, operations, and inspiration.

The ultimate goal of the Summit is to fund the City Gala, and assist non-profit organizations that are solving global challenges such as advancing health and wellness programs, feeding hungry, sheltering homeless, liberating slaves from human sex trafficking, educational opportunities for under-served, and mentorship programs

This year we will support the beneficiaries of the 2019 City Gala. The 2019 beneficiaries are Giving Hart, Tucker Teens & Tots, Rock Against Trafficking, Journey’s Dream, Selah Freedom, United Intentions, From Orphan To CEO. Do not miss your opportunity to grow, share, contribute, and learn!

 

Investor Panel:

Scott Kelly, Black Dog Venture Partners

Scott Kelly Founder and CEO of Black Dog Venture Partners, is a 25 year fundraising, marketing, sales, training and publicity veteran. Scott has raised millions of dollars in capital for disruptive companies, garnered national media coverage for hundreds of regional and national brands and generated millions of dollars in revenues for the companies he has represented.  He has also trained over 1,000 sales people and has taught marketing at the university level in the United States and Europe.

Michael Hool, Hool Coury Law

Michael Hool is our founding Partner and is a pioneer in the field of venture formation and financing in the Southwest and California. Michael works with select companies as an advisor, legal counsel and periodically serves in executive and board capacities. Michael practice is focused primarily on corporate and commercial representation, securities, finance, and venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance matters, and all aspects of counseling emerging companies. He represents both issuing companies and investors in a large variety of financing transactions. In the past fiscal reporting year, the firm has assisted entrepreneurs in over $187 million in funding transactions and has assisted funds raise over $100 million for investment in emerging companies.

Michael represents or advises accelerators, incubators, and has formed three active angel investment groups, including ATIF (predecessor to AzTech Investors) and Canyon Angels. Michael has chaired or served on the board of Arizona Venture Capital Conference, BioAccel, AzTech Investors, Canyon Angels, and the Indus Entrepreneurs. Mr. Hool is currently active in formation of three separate seed stage investment funds. Mr. Hool is highly sought after as a speaker and author of papers on a broad variety of topics. Michael is also active as an investor in a growing portfolio of emerging companies.

Todd Yarter Manager of Blue Marlin Southwest Partners

Blue Marlin Partners is a Private Equity Company representing family offices and individuals investing in early stage and middle market businesses.

Jonathan Wallace, Investment Director Expert Dojo

Jonathan Wallace joined Expert Dojo upon its inception as an investment analyst. Over the course of the next 3 years he established relationships with some of the largest venture capital funds in the world and helped dozens of startups raise investment. Jonathan is now the investment director for Expert Dojo and oversees all follow on investments.

Expert DOJO improves the success rate of early-stage entrepreneurs with investment, foundation, influence, community, branding, marketing, communication, mindset.

Expert DOJO is the fastest growing start-up community in Southern California based in Santa Monica. Entrepreneurs love Expert DOJO and the power of our startup community.

Rachid Sefrioui, Managing Director Finaventures

Rachid Sefrioui is the Managing Director of Finaventures, a venture capital firm he founded in 1999. In the last 20 years, he backed over 40 growth companies & startups, among which he was the Founding CEO of the 18-company integration and merger of our Growth Equity portfolio to create Finatech, a Regional Technology leader. He’s had a $700M IPO on Nasdaq, numerous Stars over $20 and $50 million acquired by Global companies, a number of Runners over $5 million, and a few duds. Born in Paris, Rachid is multi-cultural, both in the U.S., Europe and MENA, and speaks fluent English, French and Arabic. He earned his stripes early in his career by working for global consulting firm, McKinsey & Company and for financial houses such as Bowco Investment and Wafatrust Credit Agricole Indosuez. He earned a degree in management & operations research from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Todd Belfer – Managing Partner of Canal Partners

Mr. Belfer is responsible for all aspects of the company including the identification of potential acquisition targets, due diligence, financial analysis and final investment decision making. Mr. Belfer currently serves on the boards of Allbound, PetDesk, Lightpost Digital, and MobileLogix.

Mr. Belfer has a long history of entrepreneurship and has been involved with a wide range of businesses throughout his career. In 1990 he Co-Founded Employee Solutions, Inc., a professional employer organization which he helped take public in 1993. He also Co-Founded a leading sports nutrition company, M.D. Labs, in 1993 and after realizing triple-digit growth sold his interest to a private equity firm in 2002. He was a founder of the successful Japanese restaurant chain RA, which has grown to more than 30 locations throughout the United States and was sold to Benihana in 2002. In 2002 Mr. Belfer founded NETtime Solutions, LLC – a Software as a Service (SaaS) company dedicated to delivering on-demand time and attendance service, which was sold to Paychex in 2014. Additionally, Mr. Belfer serves on the Board of Directors for Omedix, Deal Current Network, Limos.com, ClickDimensions, and Sauce Pizza & Wine.

Mr. Belfer has been a dedicated volunteer with Big Brothers and Big Sisters for over 10 years. Nationally, he is recognized for his work with The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and received the prestigious Regional Wings of Memory Society “Excellence in Leadership Award” presented by the United States Holocaust Museum in April 2006 for his ongoing support and dedication to the Holocaust Museum and its efforts. He is also a Board Member of Crossroads, a recovery center for men & women.

Mr. Belfer has a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and a Real Estate Degree from the University of Arizona.

David Blackledge – Canyon Angels

30 years experience in sales and operations management of emerging, venture capital-backed technology businesses. Full-time professor at Grand Canyon University. Active angel investor.
Now an attorney focusing on business and technology law and continuing his career incubating emerging companies. Interests in law include capital formation, securities, corporate governance, and providing general counsel services and government contract consulting to small and emerging businesses.

Anthony DiGiandomenico Co-founder of MDB

Co-founder of MDB, Mr. DiGiandomenico focuses on corporate finance and capital formation for growth-oriented companies.  Prior to forming MDB Capital, he served as President and CEO of the Digian Company, a real estate development company. Mr. DiGiandomenico holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Finance from the University of Colorado.

Vishal Arora, Technology Executive, Startup Investor, Incubator, and Advisor

Vishal is a technologist at heart. He enjoys building disruptive, innovative technology products and services that have worldwide impact, as well as investing in, incubating, and advising startups that do the same. He has bachelor’s and Master’s in Computer Science and an Executive MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Vishal has served multiple product and professional services organizations like Microsoft, Symantec, Accenture, and Avanade in different leadership capacity, where his roles included enterprise product and services strategy, design and delivery, product and portfolio management, global technology and P&L management. He is a founder of both Netvega Solutions, an IT services firm focused on providing services and solutions for small to mid-market companies, and VDOSH, an investment and advisory firm focused on growing technology startups in the early stages of their development.

Vishal is passionate about startup mentorship and incubation and supports startups throughout the United States and India. He also leads Kellogg Entrepreneurs Organization, Los Angeles Chapter.

Dan Farrell Chairman & CEO Privos Capital

Mr. Farrell is the Chairman & CEO of Privos Capital, a global Multi-Family Office (MFO) LP investment firm. 

As a multi-family office, our family office partners run successful private equity firms, secondaries, sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds, fund of funds, real estate funds, venture capital firms, wealth and asset management firms, foundations, endowments, multi-national corporations, early stage venture firms, foundations, global and local businesses.

Our family office partners own international corporations, including national airlines, global shipping companies, African mining companies, Hollywood studios, Australian junior mines, US real estate funds, Hong Kong global businesses, US private equity secondary funds, Argentinian vineyards, Canadian oil sands energy companies, London property companies, and Arab surgical centers and hospitals.  We bring an impressive club of world wide influence, business experience, and wealth. Our partners are both LPs and GPs mixing it up on the world stage.  To work with our firm, you must a family office passionately engaged in changing the world.

Our People have deep experience helping family offices turn highly complex and confidential financial problems into opportunities and successful liquidity events, whether from an IPO or successful trade sale.  We are experts in working with the Next Generation, Millennial (“NextGen”) family office investors and family members who embrace ESG, SRI and sustainable investments.

Mr. Farrell has lived and worked in New York, London, Europe, and the Middle East. He is one of the leading experts on the world-wide investments and fund allocations of global family offices. Mr. Farrell currently serves as a senior strategic advisor to one of the largest sovereign wealth funds in the world, a leading private equity fund, and is a member of the board of a global investment firm. Prior to joining Privos, Mr. Farrell was a partner in an international law firm. He is a frequent speaker at private equity, hedge fund, venture capital, life science, real estate, energy, impact, ESG, and alternative investment conferences. He has been featured Bloomberg and the international financial press.

Sergio Marrero, Venture University

Sergio Marrero is an investor, serial entrepreneur, facilitator, researcher, coach, and project manager who graduated from the Harvard Business School and the Kennedy School of Government with experience in strategy and innovation consulting, startups, research, manufacturing, venture capital, and design. He has a breath of background to lead the creation of both physical and digital innovation initiatives. Blockchain consultant and researcher, he is the producer of podcast Blockchain Talks and Innovation Talks covering events with experts and startup founders. He currently is an investor at Venture University, a fund and investor bootcamp based in San Fransisco.

Rachid Sefrioui Managing Director, Finaventures

Rachid Sefrioui is the Managing Director of Finaventures, a venture capital firm he founded in 1999. In the last 20 years, he backed over 40 growth companies & startups, among which he was the Founding CEO of the 18-company integration and merger of our Growth Equity portfolio to create Finatech, a Regional Technology leader. He’s had a $700M IPO on Nasdaq, numerous Stars over $20 and $50 million acquired by Global companies, a number of Runners over $5 million, and a few duds. Born in Paris, Rachid is multi-cultural, both in the U.S., Europe and MENA, and speaks fluent English, French and Arabic. He earned his stripes early in his career by working for global consulting firm, McKinsey & Company and for financial houses such as Bowco Investment and Wafatrust Credit Agricole Indosuez. He earned a degree in management & operations research from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Tom Lathrop – Startup Consultant 

After an extensive career at Intel Corp in venture capital, non-equity deal-making and operations finance, Tom is now a consultant advising start-up and small business owners on business strategy, go-to-market plans, business development, managerial finance, financial reporting, strategic alliances and fundraising.

At Intel, Tom was a trusted advisor to business units developing and implementing business strategies and operational plans; venture capital investor who found and closed strategic equity investments and acquisitions; board member in his portfolio companies advising CEO’s on strategic planning, corporate governance, operations and corporate finance, including fundraising; a leader in intellectual property licensing, joint venture creation evaluation, negotiation and implementation;  founder and general manager of PC & server leasing services for small/medium businesses and B2B portal and finance controller of $2B and $750M revenue Intel business units.

Cameron Colvin Chairman & CEO- Rise Above Enterprises

Cameron Colvin having played for the De La Salle Spartans, Oregon Ducks, and San Francisco 49ers. His story was recently portrayed by Ser’Darius William Blain in the 2014 Sony film When the Game Stands Tall, about his life through high school with the De La Salle Spartans.

Chairman of CamCo Commercial Inc & Creative Solutions company “Rise Above Enterprises Development  ” that has taken on projects for American Idol creator Simon Fuller as well as Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee.

Now author of Never Stop ” 12 Principles of Success book series. Cameron has been featured in numerous global media outlets from Forbes, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, USA Today, New York Post and more.

Cameron is currently an active investor on hit show Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch by Sprint which did 25,025,724 total views.  His commitment to his sports career, business endeavors, and philanthropy with his 15 year non profit  Linking Sports and Communities which supports underprivileged youth has set Cameron on a path to influence many around the world. Cam is your influential specialist that collaborates with brands to drive traffic and make splashes in your perspective market!

Connie Koch Harrell Founder and President Keiretsu Forum Southern California, LLC

Connie’s unique business sense and creative vision is the blueprint for her proven successes in various industries as both a serial entrepreneur with retail, telecommunications, printing, graphics and forms design, technology, Internet community development and CEO/COO over companies in publications, telecommunications, technology with enterprise management systems, public relations, and fundraising. With a belief that people and relationships are the most vital part of life, along with her pioneering attitude and insatiable desire for new experiences, Connie founded and continues to grow the network of Keiretsu Forum Southern California, LLC, a region within the worlds largest network of angel investors.

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Looking forward to meeting you all.

Sincerely,

Scott Kelly, CEO
Black Dog Venture Partners

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