Friday, March 3 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Sharkless Tank: Aligning Angel Investors and Entrepreneurs FULL

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Rockies Venture Club (RVC) is excited to host this event as a part of Fort Collins Startup Week. RVC investors pride themselves on being “anti-sharks” and negotiating fair deals for all parties, unlike ABC’s Shark Tank investors who often take 50% or more for their investment. Anti-sharks do well by aligning investments with founders and focusing on the exit strategy. We hope that after this event you will start thinking more like an anti-shark and help turn red oceans blue.
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The event will consist of two rounds. In the first round each company will give their 5 minute pitch with 5 minutes for feedback and Q&A from the judges. After each pitch the audience will have the chance to rate the presenter on the quality of the pitch and the quality of the investment opportunity. After every company has pitched the votes will be paired with the judge’s votes and the top two companies will move onto the second round. In this second round the companies will pitch their exit strategy to the judges. Again the audience will have the chance to vote and from there the top company will be announced.

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Peter Adams

Executive Director, Rockies Venture Club
Peter Adams is the Executive Director of the Rockies Venture Club a non-profit organization furthering economic development in Colorado by connecting investors and entrepreneurs through conferences (Angel Capital Summit and Colorado Capital Conference), networking events, educational... Read More →
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Dave Harris

Director of Operations, Rockies Venture Club
Dave Harris is the Director of Operations for Rockies Venture Club (RVC), and is a Managing Partner with Rockies Venture Fund (RVF) and Rockies Impact Fund (RIF); two Colorado-centric venture funds. RVC is the longest running angel investor group in the US and is a non-profit organization... Read More →
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Denichiro "Denny" Otsuga

Director, Venture Community Development, Rockies Venture Club
Denichiro "Denny" Otsuga is passionate about developing an ecosystem of venture businesses where new and innovative ideas thrive.  Denny believes building a sustainable community should include a vibrant venture community. Denny has experience in many sides of the venture ecosystem... Read More →

Friday March 3, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm MST
FVC Mesh Fort Collins