Upcoming MicroCap Event: Jumpstart Innovation & Investment (JumpIN) – October 2018
We recently caught up with Sam Kotch to discuss the Jumpstart Innovation & Investment (JumpIN) dinner scheduled for October 4th in New York City.
This event is a followup to February, April and June’s sold-out JumpIN dinners at the Penn Club of New York.
When and where is the event held? How did you decide on that location?
Sam Kotch: “The next JumpIN event will be held at the Penn Club of New York on October 4th, 2018. The location provides an exclusive venue in the heart of Manhattan where investors and entrepreneurs can connect on a personal level.”
You hosted similar events this year. How were those JumpIN events received?
Sam Kotch: “The four JumpIN dinners that we hosted in NYC this year were all very well received by investors and company participants. Each event was completely sold-out with about 100 direct investors and six to eight presenting companies at each dinner. Investors included a diverse group of prestigious angels groups, family offices, and venture capitalists in addition to a large group of individual high net worth investors. Companies ranged from pre-revenue ICOs to profitable publicly listed companies.”
How would you best describe the event?
Sam Kotch: “This year we will host a series of events across the country. Each event will feature 5-20 presenting companies and 50-250 pre-screened accredited investors and deal-oriented funds. The October 4th Jumpstart Innovation & Investment dinner will host about 100 investors and 8 presenting companies for a full dinner, cocktails, and networking.”
Who hosts the event? Any interesting sponsors?
Sam Kotch: “Acquis Capital is hosting the event. Acquis Capital is an active investor focusing on growth, acquisition, and project funding.
We don’t have any service provider sponsors. JumpIN focuses on connecting growth companies with investors (what we call “deal focused”) while traditional investor conferences usually end up connecting service provider sponsors with new clients.”
Any panels or keynotes planned?
Sam Kotch: “There are no panels, keynotes or other speakers to distract from deal-making. The only speakers are business leaders, that are raising capital, presenting to the entire room of investors.”
How many attendees do you expect?
Sam Kotch: “We expect to have about 100 investors and 7 presenting companies. This will be an intimate event where all participants can connect on a personal level over dinner and cocktails.”
Who should attend JumpIN and why?
Sam Kotch: “Growth companies that are actively seeking funding of $500k to $50 million and accredited investors or fund managers that are looking for exciting investment opportunities.”
What size and type of MicroCap public companies should attend?
Sam Kotch: “The group of investors joining us on October 4th are looking for actionable, high-return investment opportunities. MicroCap companies that are actively raising $500 thousand to $30 million, or just looking to meet wealthy investors who could take an interest in their public stock, should certainly consider attending. Your readers should kindly note that all participating companies must meet a variety of strict criteria in order to participate.”
How do potential attendees register?
Sam Kotch: “The event is by invitation-only but we are always looking to expand our network of qualified growth companies and investors. To see if you qualify, please email me at sam[at]jumpstartinvestment.com”
Anything else potential attendees should know?
Sam Kotch: “Space at the Penn Club is limited and we expect another sold-out event. We are expecting a great group of mostly individual accredited investors and small family offices in addition to some very exciting growth companies. If you would like to attend as an investor or presenter, please email me as soon as possible (sam[at]jumpstartinvestment.com).”
Learn more at www.JumpstartInvestment.com
Video From June JumpIN Investor Dinner: