SPRK Exhibition 

"where entrepreneurs and investors meet"

Autumn 2017 


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SPRK EXHIBITION SUPPORTS THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT.  Our team has produced a high-quality, value-added exhibition by creating a forum for Early-Stage and Growth-Stage Businesses and Providers of Capital to meet and network efficiently, at the centers of the business start-ups and the Capital Raising Industry.  Business luminaries will share their collective wisdom and Entrepreneurs will pitch their businesses to prospective sources of capital.

SPRK EXHIBITION  -  where entrepreneurs and investors meet

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The SPRK Exhibition is a content and presentation driven event bringing together leading professionals from the Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, High Net Worth and Angel Investing communities for a single day event. The SPRK Exhibition will also host a Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs around such useful topics as Legal Structure, Accounting, Business Valuation, Marketing, and Financing Strategy. The Exhibition will feature interactive sessions with expert speakers and panelists, and includes practical workshops focused on all aspects of starting and dynamically building a business. Entrepreneurs will receive a professionally produced video of their presentation.

 

  • Entrepreneur / Company Presentations

    SPRK provides the perfect opportunity for growing companies to present before a distinguished group of investors.  Each company has a 10-minute presentation, followed by a 5-minute Q&A session.  Upon conclusion of the Exhibition, participants receive a professionally prepared video of their presentation.

  • Investor Panel Sessions

    Panel Sessions include issues faced by Investors in growing business including key trends in direct investing, new investment opportunities, and best practices.  

  • Boot Camp for Entrepreneur

    SPRK’s “BootCamp” is a value-added seminar providing a comprehensive overview of key issues facing entrepreneurs. It is structured in the form of modules and each one being led by a panel of seasoned industry experts. These practitioners are also available for consultation on an individual basis during the Exhibition.

Who Should Attend?

GROWTH STAGE COMPANIES

Technology  &  Fintech
Consumer  &  Industrial
Healthcare  

FAMILY OFFICES

Single Family Offices
Multi Family Offices
High Net Worth Investors

EARLY-STAGE COMPANIES

Development Stage
Seed Stage

VC & PE FUNDS

Venture Capital Funds
Private Equity Funds
Hedge Funds

MERCHANT BANKERS

Direct Investment Vehicles 
Proprietary Capital 

ANGEL INVESTORS

Angel Groups
Individual Investors
Club Deal Investors

LENDERS

Banks  &  ABL Lenders
Venture Debt Providers
Direct Lenders

INVESTMENT BANKERS

Mergers and Acquisitions
Private Placements
Restructurings

SERVICE PROVIDERS

Marketing Firms  &  Graphic Designers
Attorneys & Accountants
IT & 
HR  &  Payroll

Past Speakers, Panelists and Presenters


Featured Speakers

Andre Hollis

Tiger International Advisors

CEO & Former Dept of Defense Deputy Assistant Secretary

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Geoff Marcus

Hanteras

President

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Gregg Rubin

Plus Funding Group

President and Chief Credit Officer

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Paul Marino

Marino Partners, LLP

Managing Partner

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Eric Savage

Littler Mendelson, P.C.

Co-Chair, Start-Up and Tech Industry Practice Group

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Matt Karnes

Greenwave Advisors

Founder and Managing Partner

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James Aylward

American Angel Fund

Founding Managing Director

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Jeffrey Stoler

SideCar Angels

Managing Director

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Harry J. DeMott

Raptor Ventures

Managing Director

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Ivette Almeida

Paragon PR

Director

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Joe Falit

Yombu

Co-founder and CEO

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Joe Astill

Jabord

Founder and CEO

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Tess Manning

Andela

Client Executive

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Cory Turner

dogly

Co-Founder and Lead Dog

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David C. Loring

GTL Solutions

Co-Founder and CEO

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Rashmi Melgiri

CoverWallet

COO and Co-Founder

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Terry Dyck

IGY Life Sciences

President and CEO

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Gregory Orr

Gregory Orr Productions

Founder

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Celine Rattray

Maven Pictures

Producer

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Paul Barnas

RetroGamingArts

Founder

 

Jared Knable

QwikScript

Co-Founder and CEO

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Robert P. Chew

H2 Renewables

Founder and CEO

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Justin Higgins

NeuroHydrate

Managing Partner

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SPRK EXHIBITION AGENDA 


Thursday, November 09, 2017

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Exhibition Open
Theater
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Company Presentations
Theater
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Company Presentations
Theater
Company Presentations
Boardroom
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Company Presentations
Theater
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch
TBD
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Company Presentations
Theater
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
StartUp Bootcamp 1) Financing Strategies; 2) Entrepreneur Education; 3) Legal Q and A
Boardroom
4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Closing Remarks
Theater





Grind

Grind was launched in September 2011 as a members-only workspace designed for people who would rather work in a community than at a company. Conceived as “a 22nd century platform that helps talent collaborate in a new way: outside the system," it is the brainchild of Co: Collective, former real estate attorney Benjamin Dyett, sustainability expert Karina Warshaw, and Stuart Warshaw, a turnaround consultant. In its five years, Grind has grown up to become a flexible, shared workspace catering to freelancers, remote workers and teams of varying sizes.

We’re as flexible as you are. Feeling cornered in your corner office? Grind is a workspace, not a workroom. From the windows to the glass walls, we keep things open so you have space to breathe. We’re here to help you work friction free. “I can help you” and “I know people” are at the front desk for anything you may need, including introductions to other members in the space.

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1216 Broadway, Floor 2

New York, NY 10001




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Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments.  We are always glad to hear from you!

The SPRK Exhibition Team
Phone:  203.202.2067
Email:  info@SPRKnyc.com