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Propel(x) helps angel investors discover, evaluate and participate in promising science and technology startups. That means you get the chance to learn about and understand cutting-edge and promising science and technology startups first, as well as receive the information and tools to vet these startups and engage with them.

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Foley Hoag, LLP provides comprehensive legal services to clients throughout the United States and around the world. We serve a wide range of industries including technology, life sciences, healthcare, energy and renewables, venture capital, private equity, and hedge funds. With 225 lawyers located in Boston, Washington DC, and the Emerging Enterprise Center in Waltham MA, we provide corporate, private equity, securities, intellectual property, employment and real estate services to numerous leading angel organizations. Visit us at www.foleyhoag.com.

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Greenberg Traurig, LLP is one of the largest and most highly ranked law firms in the U.S., with approximately 1800 attorneys in 37 offices in the US, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.  Greenberg Traurig’s Emerging Technologies Team has over 100 attorneys in 20 offices committed to servicing the needs of entrepreneurs and investors, and offers clients access points to hubs of global innovation.  Greenberg Traurig has in-depth knowledge across multiple industries and legal disciplines, a value-added “entrepreneur-in-residence” program that provides guidance for navigating the capital-raising process, and a firm-wide program to facilitate introductions between start-ups, investors and strategic partners.  

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Gust's software provides a secure system to manage angel group deal flow and syndication with other angel groups and smart investors. The platform allows angel groups to capture deals, process them through a customizable work-flow process and collaborate with other investors. As the official platform of the world's leading angel and venture associations, Gust is the industry standard. For entrepreneurs, Gust provides the complete tool set for professional investor relations from pitch to exit. www.gust.com.

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The ProSeeder funding platform equips Angel Groups and VC firms with an enterprise solution that manages the complete deal process and all Angel Group operations.  Boasting a fully integrated VDR (Virtual Data Room) for due diligence, social media networking features for member events and payments, tasks and messaging, ProSeeder provides the necessary operational tools to efficiently move deals from screening to the closing binder.  Syndicate with confidence, as ProSeeder controls and tracks access to all internal documents and communications.  ProSeeder is Your platform, at Your web domain, fully branded and customized for You.

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Summit Sponsors

Clarus is a team of tax experts and entrepreneurs who do this better than anyone.  And we see real value in helping start-ups and other businesses get back as many tax dollars as they can. These Federal programs were created encourage economic growth by putting money back into innovative companies, and far too few companies take advantage of them — because the process is intimidating. We’ve removed all the barriers, and will help you every step of the way.
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Clifton Larson Allen is a professional services firm delivering integrated wealth advisoryoutsourcing, and public accounting capabilities to help clients succeed professionally and personally. This allows us to serve clients more completely and offer our people diverse career opportunities.  We believe professional relationships can be personal and those connections can last for generations. Watch our video to discover how we can help — every step of the way.

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JobsOhio is a private non-profit corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention, and expansion efforts.

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K&L Gates practices out of 48 fully integrated offices located in the United States, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and South America and represents leading global corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals. For more information about K&L Gates or its locations, practices and registrations, visit www.klgates.com.

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Keiretsu Forum is a global angel investor network supporting its portfolio companies with equity and resources worldwide.  With chapters in North America, Europe and Asia, Keiretsu Forum has invested more than $750 million in over 1,000 fundings since inception, and backed over 170 companies in 2016 alone.  Keiretsu Capital is the exclusive worldwide fund partner of Keiretsu Forum and manages angel co-investment, venture and real estate funds for its investors.

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Keiretsu Forum is a global investment community of accredited private equity angel investors, venture capitalists and corporate/institutional investors. Keiretsu Forum was founded in the San Francisco East Bay in California in 2000 by Randy Williams.  Keiretsu Forum is a worldwide network of capital, resources and deal flow with 49 chapters on 3 continents. Keiretsu Forum members invest in high-quality, diverse investment opportunities. Keiretsu Forum and Keiretsu Capital (the exclusive worldwide fund partner of Keiretsu Forum) are ranked as the most active venture investors in the USA. The Keiretsu community is also strengthened through its involvement in social and charitable activities.

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Mainstar Trust is the trusted guide for individuals looking for help navigating through investment waters, offering alternative, cost-effective retirement solutions, excellent services, and prompt, personal client contact.  Since our business is providing custodial service for your self-directed retirement accounts, you can count on us to provide specialized services designed to allow you to diversify and maximize your long-term objectives. Account holders gain more control over their future and know where they’re headed and are not limited to traditional investment options.

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) was created to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; and to secure the national defense. The NSF Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) has a mission to enhance our nation’s economic competitiveness by catalyzing the transformation of discovery into societal benefits through stimulating partnerships and promoting learning environments for innovators.  IIP through the NSF SBIR/STTR programs supports approximately $120 million per year in seed grants to facilitate innovation in the small business community.

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The Rowan Innovation Venture Fund is a University-based, $5 million private-equity fund. The Rowan University Foundation established the Fund in 2014 to provide early-stage funding primarily to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and South Jersey individuals and companies that have developed and tested projects and products that are ready to compete in the marketplace.  The Fund reflects Rowan University’s commitment to stimulating entrepreneurship, advancing research, and supporting economic development in the South Jersey region.

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