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Early Stage Investing Workshop


Fri, February 3, 2017
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Loosemore Forum, L. William Seidman Center
Grand Valley State University
50 Front Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

StartGarden, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Michigan Accelerator Fund, Huron River Fund, Invest Michigan, Michigan Angel Fund, and Grand Angels are just a few of the 20+ early stage investment vehicles that have invested more than $100 million in early stage and entrepreneurial companies over the last five years. Driven by a dual mission to achieve above average returns and stimulate Michigan’s entrepreneurial economy, these investment organizations take a long term view of their mission.

Workshop panelists include:

• John Kerschen, Charter Capital Partners
• Paul D‘Amato, Grand Angels Fund I & II
• Tim Streit, Huron River Ventures
• And more to come. . .

The workshop will provide an in-depth look into each investment portfolio. Panelists will explore the impact of these organizations, share learnings, and allow other investors, foundations, endowments and family offices to consider how to make early stage investments a component of their mission and portfolio.