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IACT Presents

Who: Panel
What: Economic Winds of 2015 and Implications to Inventors & Entrepreneurs
Where: Fairfield University Library NEW ROOM (101)
When: Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 7:00 PM.
Cost: Admission is free.

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Economic Winds of 2015 and Implications to Investors & Entrepreneurs


Four financial experts will participate in a panel moderated by Mike Roer, former executive director of the connecticut venture group, to discuss their respective perspectives on “the economic winds of 2015”.

The discussion will focus on projected financial conditions which could have a bearing on and implications for independent inventors and entrerpreneurs seeking funding for their inventions and start-ups. Each individual brings a unique perspective to the discussion due to backgrounds and experience within venture capital, mergers & acquisitions, banking and government funding positions.

Come listen to these expert opinions which may very influence your planning and goals for the new year!

Mike Roer, founder and president of the Entrepreneurship Foundation and former Executive Director of the Connecticut Venture Group, will moderate the panel.

Meet The Panelists:

Douglas Campbell III, angel investor and CEO success coach.
As a CEO Coach (www.thesuccesscoach.com), Douglas Campbell III works with business owners to grow their businesses, build strong management teams and advisory boards, and be more successful. He is on the Board of the Connecticut Chapter of the National Speakers Association and speaks and facilitates workshops for companies, trade associations and non profits. Doug has started 5 businesses including the first Sylvan Learning Center on the east coast (and helped set up Sylvan’s national advertising), a weekly neighborhood newspaper, and was Director of Marketing for a Fortune 100. He teaches business to MBAs and undergraduates and speaks professionally on how to grow your business or start a business. Doug also runs a High Talent Creative Group that meets with CT's leading entrepreneurs and he writes for several area newspapers.

Michael Carter is the founding principal of Carter Morse & Mathias. He has been on the financial side of business from many perspectives: as a business founder, commercial lender, investment banker, board director, and business advisor. Carter Morse & Mathias is an investment banking firm that represents emerging growth businesses and middle market companies primarily focusing on Mergers & Acquisitions and capital raises. He is on the boards of Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship and World Business Capital.

Chris Penner, Director of Investments, Connecticut Innovations, Inc.
Chris is responsible for sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities, structuring new investments and advising portfolio companies. Chris has considerable experience starting, managing, mentoring and working at several startup companies, primarily in the information technology (IT) sector.
Chris has held executive leadership roles at Deviant Technologies, Barracuda Networks and REMOTV. He has led teams and launched products in several technology segments, including security, communication, compliance, network management and architecture, digital media and mobile applications.

Kevin A. Toohill, Vice President - Investments UBS Financial Services Inc.
Kevin has been in the investment industry since 1999 where he has served as an Investment Director with Citigroup Asset Management and as a Financial Planning Specialist with Smith Barney. He currently is a wealth advisor with UBS Financial Services in Westport, CT. His strength and experience in asset management provides the team with an in-depth perspective on professional money management. Kevin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing with a minor in Economics from Fairfield University. He is active in the community through Junior Achievement where he sits on the Bridgeport Community Board. Kevin currently resides in Wilton with his wife Jamie and two sons, Conor and Gavin.

This presentation made possible by support from IACT, The Inventors Association of Connecticut,
The Dolan School of Business and the School of Engineering at Fairfield University.
Copyright 2014 The Inventors Association of Connecticut

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