The 2012 NBIS will continue in the theme of “Cars, Cabernet, and Cash” developed so successfully over the past two years, but take it to a whole new level: this year, the event will be held at Sonoma Raceway. Attendees will not only enjoy an exotic car expo and fine cabernets from a selection of local wineries, but will also be able to sign up for “hot laps” around the Sonoma track with a professional driver. Space is limited to 120 accredited investors, representing both angels and venture capital.
The core of the event resides in the “Cash” element of the theme. Ten high-quality start-ups will pitch their businesses and investment offerings to the audience of investors. “The ability to attract funding is critical for start-ups,” says J. Roy Martinez, Interim Executive Director of the North Bay iHub and current Chair of the North Bay Angels. “Providing entrepreneurs with an opportunity to take their case directly to investors is one of the most important things we do. We are tremendously excited about the partnership with Sonoma Raceway and its potential to draw even more attention to the 2012 NBIS.”
This year’s lineup of presenting companies covers a broad range of interests, including energy, IT, biomedical, and wine industry related ventures. Registration is currently open for accredited investors to attend this event - please visit http://northbayihub.org for details.
About the North Bay iHub
The North Bay iHub is a non-profit organization with a mission of creating high value jobs in the North Bay. We partner with other organizations to create and support programs that enable and accelerate the success of innovative startups and growth companies in the region. The North Bay iHub is one of 12 Innovation Hubs appointed by the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. The iHub program is aimed at stimulating job creation in California by providing coordinated support in the areas of innovation, technology commercialization and entrepreneurship.
About the North Bay Angels
The North Bay Angels is the oldest active angel group north of the Golden Gate. Since 1998, NBA members have made early-stage investments in dozens of local and regional companies. The NBA is a proud partner of the North Bay iHub and especially the upcoming 2012 North Bay Investor Summit.
About Keiretsu Forum
Keiretsu Forum is the largest global private equity angel investment network with over 1,000 members in 25 chapters on 3 continents. The four fundamental pillars of Keiretsu Forum are: investing, resources, education, and charitable giving. http://www.keiretsuforum.com