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Monday, September 9 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Friends & Family Round: How to Meet Investors When You Don’t Have a Rich Aunt

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Panel: David Hunegnaw (LOUD), Jim Baich (MAD Capital), Arnab Nandi (Mobikit), Calvin Cooper (Rhove), Bethany George (Rev1)

Moderator: Zach Ellis

Keep hearing stories about founders who secured sizeable angel investments, but not sure how they did it? Wondering how to seek friends and family investment without rich friends and family? This panel brings unique insight into this issue, including the perspective of an angel investor, an early-stage institutional investor, and two founders with recent experience securing early capital. Moderated by the senior director of investment funds at Rev1, this panel will discuss how to meet and ask for capital from individuals, angels and seed-stage investors, as well as the big-picture implications of a system that encourages friends and family investment.

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Jim Baich

Chairman of the Board, Tri-W Group
Jim Baich is the founder and owner of MAD Capital, a private investment company. Prior to MAD, Jim was Chief Operating Officer (COO) at both Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) and IGS Energy (IGS). In 2010, Jim joined IGS as COO and immediately helped lead a wholesale transformation... Read More →
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Arnab Nandi

Founder and CEO, Mobikit
Arnab Nandi is founder and CEO of Mobikit, a startup that is helping solve data challenges in mobility. Arnab’s expertise is in data infrastructure, with a focus on human-in-the-loop data analytics and next-generation query interfaces. Arnab is also an Associate Professor of Computer... Read More →
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Calvin Cooper

Co-Founder and CEO, Rhove
Calvin Cooper is the Co-Founder and CEO of Rhove, a financial technology company that is closing the gap between renting and homeownership. Rhove partner properties offer loyalty rewards to renters that enable them to save and earn a return from where they live. Prior to founding... Read More →
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Bethany George

Senior Director, Investment Funds, Rev1 Ventures
Bethany’s responsibilities include managing Rev1’s investment, portfolio, and fund processes. As a member of the investment team, she contributes to due diligence and closing processes. Bethany has worked with startups and venture development organizations for more than a decade... Read More →
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Zach Ellis

Director of New Ventures, The Ohio State University
Zach Ellis is Director of New Ventures at The Ohio State University. Zach has over 15 years of corporate management experience and has been commercializing early-stage technologies via startups and other vehicles for the past eight years. Before joining Ohio State, Zach worked at... Read More →

Monday September 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Lincoln Theater - Ambition Stage 769 E Long St, Columbus, OH 43203