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Wednesday, April 27 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
IF YOU FUND IT, WILL THEY COME?: A Discussion on Venture Capital as Economic Development

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Presented by Charleston County Economic Development

Learn from this panel of experts who invest in companies on a local and regional basis in South Carolina, North Carolina, DC and beyond as they address what investors are looking for in an investible company and the steps a startup should take to prepare for funding; plus, get a general perspective on venture capital as it relates to company expansion and community economic development.

Moderators
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Loren Ziff

Principal, EastRock Properties, LLC
Loren has been entrusted with a broad array of responsibilities throughout his career:•Creating an investment business worth over $100M (Ziff Properties, Inc.)•Over $3B in distressed assets of the Federal Government (FSLIC)•Managing two failed Savings & Loans $500M (FSLIC)•Over $50m in private sector workoutsIn 2003 Loren created EastRock Properties, LLC, a private real estate investment and consulting firm. Leveraging his extensive... Read More →

Speakers
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David Mendez

Managing Partner, Capital A Partners
David started his career at DuPont, after earning his engineering degree from Clemson University. He served in various capacities for 6 years, including process engineer, corporate engineering recruiter, and marketing and sales for the consumer packaging product division. He left DuPont in 1991 to pursue his MBA at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he was awarded a fellowship from the... Read More →

Wild Pitch Selection Committee
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John Cambier

Managing Partner, Idea Fund Partners
John Cambier is a founding general partner at IDEA Fund Partners. Over the past 10 years, John has used a deep understanding of technology commercialization and company formation, along with his experience managing intellectual property, licensing and contracts, to help grow technology companies throughout the Southeast. At IDEA Fund Partners, John holds responsibilities for finance and investor relations functions, in addition to serving as a... Read More →
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Marty Ettlemyer

VP, Strategic Investments, SCRA
Marty is an investment professional with over 15 years of principal investing experience in the US and Europe. He has been deeply involved in the formation and operation of several private equity and venture capital funds. As vice president of SCRA Tech Ventures strategic investments, he manages the investment review, due diligence, legal and budgetary processes for SCRA strategic investments and SC Launch, which provides seed capital and support... Read More →
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Jennifer Hsin

Director and CFO, CNF Investments LLC
Mrs. Hsin is the CFO at CNF Investments LLC where she is responsible for the financial management of the fund as well as actively sourcing, screening & managing portfolio companies. She has over fifteen years of operational and investment experience in various industries including enterprise software, banking, healthcare, real estate and oil & gas. Prior to CNF, Mrs. Hsin worked at BenefitNation, Inc. and Arthur Andersen, LLP. Mrs. Hsin... Read More →

Wednesday April 27, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Grand I at The Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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