SOURCE: Keiretsu Forum; Venture Greenhouse; Dominican University

July 14, 2011 08:00 ET

Keiretsu Forum Angel Investors and Dominican University's Venture Greenhouse Business Incubator 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 FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 14, 2011) - Keiretsu Forum, the world's largest private equity angel investment network, and Dominican University of California's Venture Greenhouse, a pioneering early-stage green business incubator, announce the North Bay Green Technology Investment Showcase to be held on Wednesday, October 12 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Venture Greenhouse, 30 Castro Avenue, San Rafael, California.

The North Bay Green Technology Investment Showcase will feature eight early-stage green technology companies who will present to a hundred key attendees from the North Bay investment community.

The Sonoma Mountain Business Cluster (iHub), a regional economic development collaborative, and the North Bay Angels, an angel investor group in the North Bay, will be joining the Showcase as partners.

Guest speakers will discuss investing in socially responsible B-corporations, the future of the clean technology space, and practical aspects of investments in clean technology ventures. Attendees will enjoy networking over organic, local appetizers, and wines from sustainable North Bay wineries.

"The North Bay Green Technology Investment Showcase will be a great opportunity to bring together clean 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."

"We launched the Venture Greenhouse as Marin County's first business development accelerator for social entrepreneurs, a learning laboratory for Dominican University's business students, and a community resource for innovators and new ventures," said Paul Bozzo, Co-founder of Venture Greenhouse. "This Showcase is an exciting opportunity to bring together the key stakeholders in Marin County and the North Bay to support entrepreneurs developing ventures that offer environmental benefits."

Applications are now open 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 North Bay who would like to attend the North Bay Green Technology Investment Showcase, please contact Sonja Markova, Managing Director of Keiretsu Forum Northern California, at sonja@keiretsuforum.com to register to attend.

About Keiretsu Forum:

Keiretsu Forum is the largest global private equity angel investment network with over 850 members in 21 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 a pioneering, early-stage, green business incubator providing an intensive acceleration process for growing companies that have the potential for significant environmental and social benefits. Located in a commercial zone in San Rafael, California, the 5,000 sq. ft. "innovation engine" will house up to 12 companies at a time, with the goal of graduating companies within one year. 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

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Sonja Markova
    Managing Director
    Keiretsu Forum Northern California
    (415) 573-0751
    sonja@keiretsuforum.com