SOURCE: Keiretsu Forum

Keiretsu Forum

September 11, 2012 10:53 ET

Keiretsu Forum Angel Investors Spread Their Wings Toward Gaming and Digital Media Launching "It's Game Time!" to Provide Mentoring and Resources to Early Stage Ventures

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 11, 2012) - Keiretsu Forum, the world's largest private equity angel investment network, announces the launch of "It's Game Time!" commencing on Thursday, September 20th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Perkins Coie located at 3150 Porter Drive in Palo Alto, California.

"It's Game Time!" is a mentoring program designed to give burgeoning entrepreneurs the resources that they require to make their startups thrive. The events will focus solely on businesses in gaming, digital media, and digital entertainment. Ten startups will present at each event to a panel of Keiretsu Forum angel investor members. Entrepreneurs will give a two-minute core presentation, followed by a four-minute Q&A session, and a four-minute feedback and resource exchange.

"One of the differentiators of Keiretsu Forum is the quality deal flow," said Randy Williams, Founder & CEO of Keiretsu Forum. "Providing resources to the entrepreneurial community is as important as providing capital."

"This event is a great opportunity for early stage teams to gain valuable feedback from the investor's perspective and help them forge their creative ideas into investable business opportunities," said Joseph Gilby, Keiretsu Forum member and Director for International Game Developers Association/Silicon Valley.

Partnering with Keiretsu Forum on "It's Game Time!" is Perkins Coie, a full service international firm specializing in business law and litigation, and Game Dojos, a games accelerator program.

Early-stage companies who would like to present at the inaugural "It's Game Time!" event on Thursday, September 20th can fill out the Gust online application by September 14th and contact Sonja Markova, Managing Director of Keiretsu Forum. Application criteria: entrepreneurs located in Northern California that have already raised $50K to $500K in funding. There is no fee to present. Angel investors who are interested in becoming mentors may complete the online mentor profile. Entrepreneurs and investors interested in attending may register online.

About Keiretsu Forum
Keiretsu Forum is the largest global private equity angel investment network with 1,000 members in 25 chapters on 3 continents. The four fundamental pillars of Keiretsu Forum are: investing, resources, education, and charitable giving. www.keiretsuforum.com