Maverick Spearheads First-In-History Southern California Angel Summit on May 16, Sheppard Mullin Title Sponsor
Maverick Angels, an International Angel Group with locations in Southern California, Utah and Europe, today announced the “First Annual Southern California Angel Summit” which took place on May 16, 2012, at USC. This history-making Summit brought together seven of Southern California’s premier Angel Networks, including Arch Angels, Golden Seeds, Harvard Business Angels, Pasadena Angels, Private Capital Network, Tech Coast Angels and Maverick Angels.
“Our goal of the Summit is to create a robust and collaborative environment among our Southern California Angel Network,” says Julia Dilts, CEO & Co-Founder of Maverick Angels. “We are establishing a platform to syndicate high-quality deal flow, partner in due diligence and co-invest with multiple fellow angels in promising entrepreneurs.”
Patrick Henry, the Southern California Maverick Angels Chapter President and Assistant Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship at the USC Marshall School of Business,is the creator of the Summit: “The angel investor network has been a slow-motion gauntlet for entrepreneurs seeking early-stage funding.” Henry adds: “My vision is to bring the groups together so we can share deals and accelerate the time it takes entrepreneurs to meet the angels and secure funding.”
This invitation-only event was presented by Sheppard Mullin, the Title Sponsor of the Summit, and included 150 guests–investors from each Angel Group, various VC firms, and VIP attendees, including international liaisons from various European countries, Asia and Canada.
On Wednesday, May 9, 2012, all seven Angel Groups brought their “best and brightest” entrepreneurs to pitch their companies in hopes that they would be picked as one of the Final Three to present at the Summit. The Screening Meeting was sponsored by Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, the Signature Sponsor of the Angel Summit.
The Top Three Companies who were chosen for the Angel Summit were: Emerald Logic, presented by Tech Coast Angels; Makucell, presented by Pasadena Angels; and Roozt, presented by Maverick Angels.
The featured Event Sponsors included Homeier & Law, P.C.; Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at USC Marshall; Marcum Accountants & Advisors; Silicon Valley Bank; Tab Bank and USC Marshall School of Business. Additionally, the Cocktail Hour Reception Sponsors were Artiste Winery, Firemans Brew and Sunstone Winery.
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