Date(s) - 15 Nov 2011
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
GateWay Community College
What does it take to grow strong and vibrant companies in Arizona’s economic garden?
- a support system for entrepreneurs
- the capital to fuel growth.
Join AZBio, ATIF, and the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation at Gateway Community College for a special roundtable discussion on economic gardening.
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Time: 1 PM – 3 PM
Location: GateWay Community College | 108 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ | Health Sciences Auditorium (Room CH 1106)
Cost: Complimentary with registration.
Join us at the table for an interactive discussion on what it takes with:
Marianne Hudson, the Angel Capital Association
Marianne leads two nonprofit organizations: the Angel Capital Association (ACA), the professional alliance of angel groups in North America, with 20 affiliates and 150 member groups representing 6,500 individual accredited investors, and the Angel Capital Education Foundation (ACEF), which provides information, education, and research about angel investing to investors, policy makers, university leaders, entrepreneurial support professionals, and entrepreneurs. ACEF was founded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in 2005 and spun out of Kauffman as an independent charitable organization in March, 2007. Ms. Hudson led the angel initiative at the Kauffman Foundation that resulted in ACEF and also oversaw many of the Foundation’s entrepreneurial education and mentoring programs designed to ensure that more entrepreneurs develop sustainable, innovative businesses.
Jim Goulka, ATIF (Arizona Technology Investors Forum)
Jim Goulka serves as Managing Director for ATIF. Jim is a serial entrepreneur who leads the substantial reshaping of early stage and established middle market companies focused on intellectual property and content delivery. He has led enterprise transformations and nurtured early stage organizations in the software and publishing industries, in technology transfer, and in the not-for-profit sector. He has served as CEO, COO, CFO, advisor, board member, educator and corporate finance banker to private equity firms and global companies.
Jerry Ross, National Entrepreneur Center
Joan will moderate our afternoon round table discussion. As President/CEO of AZBio (the Arizona BioIndustry Association) and chair of OTEF (the Opportunity Through Entrepreneurship Foundation), Joan’s teams are dedicated to growing a strong and sustainable economic garden here in Arizona. An entrepreneur, investor, and former Fotune 500 executive, she has previously served as CEO of ASBA (the Arizona Small Business Association) and on the board of trustees of the National Small Business Association in Washington, D.C.
Continue the Entrepreneurial Experience on November 16, 2011 at AZEC11 for a full day of presentations on the Stages of Entrepreurial Growth.
Attendees: $125 (after using discount code “jkw25”)
To learn more and to register visit www.azec11.com