Industry News 11/5/2009

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LOOKING FOR FUNDING?  Southern California Action Sports Companies Invited to Apply

ONE WEEK LEFT to apply for an opportunity to present your company to a room full of investors!

CONNECT Sport Innovators is currently accepting applications for the CONNECT S.I. Capital Forum 2010.

The Forum, sponsored by Sheppard Mullin, will feature six of the most innovative products and/or companies in the sports and active lifestyle industry that have been chosen to present their business plan to, and network with, potential investors, partners, and customers.

“CONNECT SI provides a Capital Forum that serves as a springboard for emerging companies to share their story with a targeted audience of potential investors and business leaders. By participating in their programs, we've had great success locating new investors and partners to help us continue growing our business.” – Scott Tilton, CEO, Loop'd Network and 2009 Capital Forum Presenter

The nonprofit San Diego-based innovation accelerator will host its second CONNECT SI Capital Forum event on February 2, 2010 (day before the ASR show) with a luncheon keynote speaker (to be announced), company presentations to investors, and a networking event immediately following.

Applications are being accepted from companies in a range of areas (from action sports to traditional sports) and in various phases of development (from start-up to later-stage). Presenting companies will receive 6-8 weeks of coaching from a CONNECT entrepreneur in residence to prepare for the presentation, and will be invited to attend the luncheon and networking event. In addition, the finalists will receive exhibit space at the event.

In order to be eligible for the 2010 Capital Forum, companies must be based in Southern California (Santa Barbara and south).

Click here to apply today!