Orange County Invited to Meet the Business and Investment Community at the Tech Coast Angels “Fast Pitch” Dinner and Investment Event June 9th
12 Exciting New Business Ideas Make Their 90-second Pitch While the Audience
Watches, Learns and Votes on Their Favorites
IRVINE, Calif., May 18, 2009 – Investors, entrepreneurs, business students, people with great business ideas, people who would like to have great business ideas — all will have a fun and profitable evening at the Tech Coast Angels Fast Pitch (www.pitchtheangels.com), one of Orange County’s most exciting entrepreneurial evenings sponsored by the nation’s largest angel investment network.
The annual Tech Coast Angels Fast Pitch, to be held Tuesday, June 9, 2009 from 5:30 to 9:15 PM at the UC Irvine Student Center at Pereira Drive at West Peltason, allows any business-interested people to network with investors and peers, eat a great gourmet meal, and most importantly, watch and vote on the 90-second “fast pitch” of 12 exciting start-up companies trying to garner recognition and financing for their big ideas. These 12 were selected from 116 applicants and have since been put through an intensive training program to learn how to present their ideas in the most effective light. Each entrepreneur will deliver their pitch to a panel of investors, other members of the Orange County entrepreneurial community and the audience, and will be judged on the quality of the presentation and the investment potential. Their presentations will inspire and educate the Orange County audience — and win awards from the Tech Coast Angels. The four winners automatically get to give an in-depth presentation of their business to the Tech Coast Angels (TCA).
According to Don Kasle, event chairman for TCA, “People want to know how to start a business, how to get financing, where to meet like-minded entrepreneurs, and where to find investments that make sense. The TCA Fast Pitch is a great place to start. It’s a fun evening where the networking is unmatched — and of course, the gourmet buffet and wine bar help make a night of it.”
Since the first competition eight years ago, the Tech Coast Angels and several venture capital firms have funded many companies that have pitched. Several hundred people attend each competition to watch and vote on their favorite presenters. These are "must attend" events for entrepreneurs looking to jump-start their entrepreneurial dreams and for investors seeking to hear about the latest in innovation in Southern California.
Registration and tickets are available at www.pitchtheangels.com. The cost through June 4 is $85.00. The cost following that date is $95.00. And the cost at the door is $99.00. Students with a valid ID are $50 anytime. The ticket price includes a sumptuous “walk-around” buffet with wine and special desserts. The event is sponsored by Greenberg Graham Advisors LLC; Greenberg Traurig, Attorneys at Law; Moss Adams – Certified Public Accountants; Orange County Business Bank; GoScan; and Barbara Seymour Giordano.
About Tech Coast Angels
Tech Coast Angels, www.techcoastangels.com, is the largest angel investor group in the United States. Its members provide funding and guidance to more early-stage, high-growth companies in Southern California than any other investment group. TCA members invest in companies in a wide range of industries, including the life sciences, biotech, IT, services, retail, Internet, financial, software, media, consumer products and tech startups. TCA members give companies more than just capital; they also provide counsel, mentoring and access to an extensive network of potential investors, customers, strategic partners and management talent. TCA has more than 250 members, including its venture capital affiliates, in five networks in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Westlake/Santa Barbara and the Inland Empire. More information on investment with Tech Coast Angels can be found at www.techcoastangels.com or at twitter.com/techcoastangels.