Featured Partner

Funding Startup and Early Stage Companies

Thursday, Jan 29 2015 12:00PM to 8:00PM

Speakers, Panel Discussions, Pitches
UNC Charlotte Center City Campus (First Ward)- 2nd Floor Large Auditorium 320 E. 9th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

 “Funding Startup & Early Stage Companies”

In partnership with the Belk College of Business, UNC Charlotte

Date: Thursday, January 29, 2014

Location: UNC Charlotte Center City Campus (First Ward)- 2nd Floor Large Auditorium

                320 E. 9th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202  


                 Parking details will be sent with registration confirmation email.

Time: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

           Networking to follow from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Queen City Q

This is an excellent opportunity to hear from an exceptional group of investors and entrepreneurs!


12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Registration and Networking

12:45 pm – 1:00 pm Opening Remarks, including Mary Ellen Player, Google Fiber

                         Emcee : Greg Brown, Charlotte Angel Fund & Cardinal Finance

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm  Opening Keynote Speaker- Patrick Thean: "AvidXchange’s Rhythm for Breakthroughs and Growth"

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm  Overview of Raising Capital- Greg Brown & Dain Dulaney: Process, Due Diligence, Deal Structures

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm  Alternative Funding Paths for Startups and Early Stage companies- Panel Discussion

· Moderator: Keith Luedeman, CEO, goodmortgage.com

· Becky Loranger, Lakeside Project Solutions

· Derek Wang, Taste Analytics

· Jason Ornstein, Framergy

· David Campbell, Boxman Studios

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm Crowdfunding- Panel Discussion
· Moderator: Dain Dulaney, Partner, Bishop, Dulaney & Joyner

· Roy Morejon, Command Partners

· Don Minges, CFO

· Shailendra Suman, Smart Charge

· Jay Bradish, Red Clay Ciderworks

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Lessons Learned Raising Capital- Panel Discussion
· Moderator: Mark McDowell, Acta Wireless and Real Ventures

· Richard Brasser, rFactr

· Mike Feldman, T1 Visions

· David Himbaugh, Blue Nano Technology

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm Break

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm The "Wild Pitch" Session (5 min pitches with 5 min Q&A with Investor panel)

Ecomdash- Nick Maglosky
Dark3- Theresa Payton and Vince Crisler
Synshark- Jason Ornstein and Paul Ornstein
White Stagg- Ben Stagg
Pandoodle- Trey Gordner
SmartCharge- Shailendra Suman

Investor Panel:
David Jones, Bull City Venture Partners
Mark McDowell, Real Ventures
Paul Grim, Sunbridge Partners
Garth Moulton, Quaero
David Gilroy- Scale Finance

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Networking Reception at Queen City Q (next to UNC Charlotte Campus)  

Program Cost:  BIG Members and Students Free, Guests: $20

Registration: RSVP to terry@bigcouncil.com or register below