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BNC Venture Capital Forum
Three entrepreneurs make their pitch for capital. The BNC Venture Capital Group introduces exciting investment opportunities to professional investors (angels, early stage venture capitalists, and private equity firms seeking add-ons) and fosters the growth of entrepreneurial activity. Len Bland, Loren Minkus, and Ray Markman of Concept Equity ( and David Carman, CEO of Business Network Chicago ( , lead the BNC Venture Capital Group. Each presentation lasts 10 minutes, followed by a 10 minute Q&A. Effective presentations answer 5 questions: • What is the product or service? • Why will customers buy it? • What is amazing about your management team? • What kind of traction does the company have? • How does the company make money? • How will the investor make money? 5:00 PM - Networking 5:30 PM - Introductions 5:45 PM - Presentations CHICAGO 311 South Wacker Drive Suite 3000 Chicago, IL 60606 Main Phone: (312)[masked] Main Fax: (312)[masked] [masked] Want to present? Send your executive summary and pitch deck to [masked]. - Event cost $27 (late $30) Evening Meeting includes hor d'oevers and beverages Call Len Bland at[masked] or write [masked] with questions or if you have any difficulty registering. Other investors welcome. If you have a scheduling conflict, please join us for the next meeting set for the first Tuesday of each month. DISCLAIMER: Neither the BNC Venture Capital Group, Concept Equity Group, Inc. (together with BNC Venture Capital Group, the "Sponsor") nor the host for this event, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg, LLP (NGE), has verified, approved or endorsed any materials or information provided (whether in writing or orally) by the presenters, audience or other participants at this event . UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL SPONSOR OR NGE) BE RESPONSIBLE IN ANY MANNER FOR, AND EACH OF SPONSOR AND NGE DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY WHATSOEVER IN RELATION TO, ANY MATERIALS OR INFORMATION PROVIDED BY, OR THE CONDUCT OF, THE PRESENTERS, AUDIENCE OR PARTICIPANTS AT THIS EVENT OR ANY OTHER THIRD PARTIES (INCLUDING, FOR EACH OF SPONSOR AND NGE, ANY MATERIALS OR INFORMATION PROVIDED BY, OR THE CONDUCT OF, THE OTHER). In addition, any written materials provided by NGE, and any presentations made generally to the participants at this event by NGE, are solely for informational purposes and are not intended to constitute legal advice or to create an attorney-client relationship.

Freeborn & Peters

311 S Wacker Dr Ste 3000 · Chicago


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Business Network Chicago (BNC) is a network for professionals offering extensive offline and online networking opportunities to the Chicago business community. Our mission is to bring professionals together, facilitate the development of mutually beneficial "win-win" relationships, educate, and promote the growth of business in Chicago. We support members in all phases of their career whether looking for clients, talent, a job, capital, or strategic alliances. BNC Groups – Each month BNC hosts a variety of face-to-face and online networking events targeted to specific professional areas. Each of our groups offer members the opportunity to network with their peers and share leads, contacts, ideas, and other valuable resources. Accomplished speakers are brought in to address current topics of interest. For more information, click on the BNC Groups tab on our website ( To register for a meeting, click on the link of your choice under Upcoming Events or on the BNC Event Calendar on our main website. BNC 'After Hours' – BNC hosts an evening social mixer to bring professionals together for an informal evening of fun, engaging conversation, and networking. To see all of our events, go to our website (, visit & become a fan of our Facebook Fan Page (, or view the list of events posted on this meetup. Membership – Membership is free. To join BNC and become a member, send an e-mail to Members receive invitations to BNC events and other career-related information. Send inquiries to David Carman, BNC President and CEO, at

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