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at Salem State College

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Welcome to the 128 Innovation Capital Group

The 128 Innovation Capital Group has been meeting continuously for over 33 years, fulfilling its mission of fostering an environment where innovation flourishes. The 128 Innovation Capital Group provides the forum where Entrepreneurs can meet Investors, Talented and Experienced Managers and Service Providers who will enable their organizations to become successful enterprises


Friday, October 24th from 7:30 - 10:00 AM
The
Enterprise Center at Salem State University
121 Loring Ave., Salem, MA

Jessica McLear of Launchpad Venture Group

Ben Littauer, Boston Harbor Angels and Walnut Ventures

Jim Woodward, Angel Investor

Pitching Your Business to Investors

Angel investors and VCs get anywhere between 800 and 1,100 business plans each year. This means that the entrepreneurs who actually get face time with them must learn how to effectively pitch their business and stand out. Investors listen for specifics when they meet an entrepreneur: What is the business idea…and your “secret sauce?” What problem is it solving that no one else is doing? Where will revenues come from? Just how big is the market of potential customers? How will they as investors make money? Come hear active angel investors tell you what they want know.

Jessica McLear is an angel investor and member of Launchpad Venture Group.  Her family has been investing in and mentoring start up companies for over 20 years in both Canada and the US.  Her portfolio companies fall into many sectors including manufacturing, IT, medical devices and consumer goods. Ben Littauer is an experienced technologist with business savvy and a track record of success. He has over 25 years’ experience in Internet technologies as an engineer, manager, entrepreneur, analyst, and management consultant. Previous employers include Cisco Systems, Tumbleweed Communications, Sun Microsystems, Symantec, ON Technology, Lotus Development, and BBN.

James L. Woodward has over 35 years of high tech management experience. He has been a Founder or the first CFO of eight successful companies including Iris Graphics (sold to Scitex), Computer Access (Lotus), Exos (Microsoft), and ActualSoft (Palm). Before and after their sale, these have had combined revenues well over a billion dollars.

Jim has raised over $25 million from VCs and Angels and has been CFO or Director of several public and many private companies. He made his first angel investment in 1970 and was a founding member of the Launchpad Angel Group in 2000.


Thursday, November 13th from 7:30 - 10:00 AM
The
Great Room at Constant Contact
1601 Trapelo Rd. 3rd Floor, Waltham, MA

Gabor Garai of Foley & Lardner and Foley Ventures

When Your Lawyer is More than a Lawyer

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As part of Foley & Lardner's comprehensive approach to delivering value to their clients, the firm has formed Foley Ventures, Foley’s own venture capital fund exclusively for their clients. Mr. Garai is one of the Foley lawyers who works with the fund and he will share the story about how it started and how it works to support innovative entrepreneurs.

Gabor Garai is a partner and business lawyer at Foley & Lardner LLP. He is chair of the firm’s Private Equity & Venture Capital Practice and co-chair of the Life Sciences Team.

Mr. Garai’s private equity and venture capital practice encompasses all legal and business aspects of structuring, financing and managing various types of investment funds; negotiating mergers, acquisitions and dispositions of portfolio companies; structuring investments in emerging companies; and participating in strategic decisions of funds and fund-owned companies.

Mr. Garai also counsels emerging life science companies, including biotech, medical device, pharmaceutical and medical service businesses. Mr. Garai addresses the strategic issues facing his clients through a combination of practical, business-oriented solutions and highly sophisticated financing techniques. He builds coherent, interdisciplinary teams to apply Foley’s nationwide "best-of-breed" talents to his clients’ diverse needs.

Mr. Garai graduated with a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1976, and earned a B.A. from Harvard College in 1973.

When Your Lawyer is More than a Lawyer

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

The 128 Innovation Capital Group has become a Membership Organization. You will have noted a price differential for members and non-members. Annual membership is $30 per year and entitles you to not only a lower attendance fee, but will include a Member Directory and a variety of other benefits. For more information, go to www.128icg.org/membership.htm.


Our Meetings

At meetings, attendees are identified as Investors seeking new investment opportunities, Entrepreneurs looking for investment in their ventures, Management Candidates searching for new opportunities or Service Providers looking to provide help and services to all.

Fees for members are $25 for Entrepreneurs and Management Candidates and $35 for Investors and Service Providers.

Fees for non-members are $35 for Entrepreneurs and Management Candidates and $45 for Investors and Service Providers.

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