Keiretsu Forum – Where Angels With Capital Mentor and Support Founders

 One of the strategic partners of Camp BizSmart is a group of angels – really!  The Keiretsu Forum the largest global angel investment network, has been a valued partner of Camp BizSmart since our launch in 2008.  The Keiretsu Forum makes it possible for the Camp BizSmart winning team each year to attend the November Angel Capital Expo at Microsoft.  Not only do these students have the opportunity to observe founders of companies pitch their latest product solutions, they get to network with the best and the brightest angel investors and executives,  Ultimately, the team is honored on stage during the full day event.  What a great learning experience to see how founders pitch and market their ideas and how they handle questions.  This is what our students at Camp BizSmart work on during their 10 day experience. How to solve a real business problem and create a solution that will meet the customer’s need.  They will focus on these important questions:
  •  Who is your customer?
  •  What problem are you solving?
  •  Why are you different from the competition?
  •  Why will the customer choose you?
  •  What is your unique value to the market?
Company founders who pitch their unique solutions at the Keiretsu Forum’s Angel Capital Expo on May 1st, as well as our students who will come to summer sessions must answer  these same questions. The students to the judges in the Camp BizSmart product design and pitch competitions; the company executives pitching their solutions at theKeiretsu Forum Angel Capital Expo to capture the attention of angel investors as advisors and also potential funders.
There are many problems that provide great opportunities all around us — the entrepreneurs at the May 1st Keiretsu Expo will share their innovative solutions.   The Camp BizSmart students will have their opportunity this summer to solve ones working with founders from successful companies to create unique product solutions to real world business cases. Register to  attend the Keiretsu Forum Angel Capital Expo on May 1st – you will have a front row seat to hear from founders working on what they believe to be the next big thing.   We are pleased to extend an invitation to our Camp BizSmart community to attend this great event.
When: May 1, 2015
Where: Microsoft, Mountain View, CA
Register here and use code “CampBizSmart”
The Camp BizSmart community is cordially invited to attend our upcoming Angel Capital Expo, the premier gathering of the angel community. The Expo brings together angel investors and entrepreneurs looking for funding. Angel Capital Expo is organized by Keiretsu Forum, the largest global angel investment network, and was created to foster collaboration among angel groups, as well as reach out to the larger investment community. The event features 15-18 presenters from early stage companies. Companies selected are from a variety of industries ranging from technology, life sciences, consumer products, and real estate, to financial services, social ventures and other segments with high growth potential.

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