In an effort to give early-stage companies advice and mentoring, the Wayne Brown Institute (WBI) is holding its next Deal Forum on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm at the Salt Lake City Officer’s Club.
Prior to the event, WBI will select promising local ventures to receive personalized feedback during the event. Each company will have 10 minutes to present their business plan to a panel of angel investors and venture experts. The panel will then analyze the strengths and weaknesses of each company’s presentation in a Q&A format.
“The Deal Forum provides a ‘dry run’ for ventures that are serious about pursuing investors,” said Brad Bertoch, president of WBI. “With only 10 minutes to explain what makes their company an impressive investment, the forum is designed to show ventures and the attendees how they can make a positive first impression in the venture community, make their deals attractive for investors and accelerate their quest for capital.”
Following the presentations, attendees are encouraged to mingle with the fellow entrepreneurs, investors and other venture professionals in attendance. Registration is currently available online or by calling Brandon Stoddard at 801-243-0663. There is a small fee of $10 to attend or $25 to submit a business plan to the venture expert forum. WBI will be accepting business plan submissions until May 10, 2007. Business dress is requested.
About the Wayne Brown Institute
Located in Salt Lake City, the Wayne Brown Institute (venturegroup.org) is the oldest, most successful non-profit venture capital accelerator in the world and was formed in 1983 by Dr. Wayne S. Brown. It seeks to educate early-stage companies through mentor-based training in the methods of becoming attractive, viable investments for venture capitalists, while creating value-added relationships between entrepreneurs, capital providers and key professionals specializing in equity-backed business. The Wayne Brown Institute is nationally recognized for its expertise in understanding and applying the venture capital funding processes of Silicon Valley to areas that are capital constrained.