SOURCE: Keiretsu Forum

Keiretsu Forum

February 05, 2013 10:30 ET

Keiretsu Forum Angel Investors and Dominican University's Venture Greenhouse Business Accelerator Announce North Bay Green Technology Investment Showcase for Early-Stage Green Tech Companies

Featuring Innovative Green Technology Early-Stage Ventures in the North Bay

SAN RAFAEL, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 5, 2013) - Keiretsu Forum, the world's largest private equity angel investment network, and Dominican University of California's Venture Greenhouse, an early-stage green business accelerator based in the North Bay, announce the Green Technology Investment Showcase to be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Venture Greenhouse in San Rafael, California.

The Green Technology Investment Showcase will feature seven early-stage green technology companies who will present to more than 80 key attendees from the North Bay angel investment and economic development community.

As part of the showcase expert guest speakers will discuss topics including trends in energy investment in emerging markets, crowdfunding, impact investment models, the evolution of sustainable investments, intellectual property issues and trends in venture capital investment in green technologies.

Attendees will enjoy networking over locally sourced appetizers and wines from sustainable North Bay wineries.

Showcase partners include the North Bay Angels, the largest and oldest investor group north of the Golden Gate, Investor's Circle, the largest impact investing network in the world and the North Bay iHub, a regional economic development collaborative.

"The North Bay Green Technology Investment Showcase will be a great opportunity to bring together green technology entrepreneurs and the North Bay investment community," said Randy Williams, Founder & CEO of Keiretsu Forum. "We look forward to fostering innovation and exchange of capital and resources that contribute to sustainable economic development in the North Bay."

"The Green Technology Investment Showcase is an exciting event because it brings together high-potential entrepreneurial ventures with local investors who have a monetary and social return on investment in mind," said Paul Bozzo, Co-founder of Venture Greenhouse. "We've seen a strong desire on the part of angel investors to back profitable, market-driven green business models led by talented entrepreneurs."

"The North Bay has a great balance of cost of doing business at 5% less than the national average, world class lifestyle and an inherent interest in green tech," states Che Voigt, Chair of the North Bay Angels. "We have a proven appetite in the region within the green space and see this event as an excellent way to continue to support great early-stage companies."

Applications are now being accepted for seed-stage and A-round green and clean technology startup entrepreneurs to present at the North Bay Green Technology Investment Showcase. Contact Paul Bozzo, Co-founder of Venture Greenhouse, at greentech@keiretsuforum.com to apply to present.

This is an invitation-only event. If you are an accredited investor located in the San Francisco Bay Area who would like to attend the North Bay Green Technology Investment Showcase, please contact Sonja Markova, Managing Director of Keiretsu Forum, at sonja@keiretsuforum.com to register to attend.

About Keiretsu Forum:
Keiretsu Forum is the largest global private equity angel investment network with over 1,000 members in 26 chapters on 3 continents. The four fundamental pillars of Keiretsu Forum are: investing, resources, education, and charitable giving. www.keiretsuforum.com

About Venture Greenhouse:
The Venture Greenhouse of the Dominican University of California is an early-stage, green business accelerator providing an intensive acceleration process for growing companies that have the potential for significant environmental and social benefits. www.venturegreenhouse.org

About Dominican University
Dominican University of California is an independent university of Catholic heritage located 12 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County, California. Founded in 1890 by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, Dominican enjoys a century-long reputation for excellence in scholarship, research, and community outreach. www.dominican.edu

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