Welcome to the 128 Innovation Capital GroupThe 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
Alternate Sources for Financing Your Company
A Panel Discussion with
Margaret Somer, Robert Adelson, Trish Fleming
and Moderator: Annette Reynolds
While many companies seek Angel or Venture Capital investment, the truth is that very few obtain it. There are other ways of ways of financing organizations. Our panelists will highlight other means of obtaining resources to keep your organization going until it becomes a profitable entity.
This program is being offered as a Webinar. There will be no fee to participate, but registration is required.
Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM at
TechSandBox, 105B South Street Hopkinton, MA 01748
Applications to present at this event accepted 5/27/2015 - thru 7/3/2015 at 5 PM
What is the Piranha Pond? It is a “pitch party” where a select group of entrepreneurs has up to 5 minutes to convince a panel of investors to meet with them to further discuss their ventures. Using a format similar to the popular television show Shark Tank, our investors provide feedback to the entrepreneurs about their presentations and companies, and information to all about why they decide to be “In” or “Out.” If they are “In” they will meet with the Entrepreneur at a later time to discuss their company. If they are “Out” there is no interest at this time. Again, the investor lets us know why s/he will not move forward with the presenter.
For this event, we seek companies beyond the idea stage. The ideal company will have raised funds from friends, family, and/or grants such as SBIR’s. If the company’s product is a software or SAAS product, it should be in beta testing or later.
Please note: There is a $50 application fee required in order to be considered. A selection committee will choose the top 8 applicants to present. The successful applicants will be deemed to have companies most likely to interest the investment panel. In the past, the successful companies have been beyond the idea stage, with a finished product and/or revenue or significant progress toward commercialization if a pharma, equipment or medical device company.
This is a public event.
Attendance fees for this meeting:
General admission - $35
128ICG Members - $25
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.