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6/17 State of Fitness/Health/Wellness Tech Panel + Startup Pitches (On Zoom)

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Are you a Fitness/Health/Wellness Tech startup looking to pitch your company in front of an audience and panel of expert VC and Angel judges? This is your chance. Meet, field questions, and get immediate feedback from investors. Our judges will come from the Fitness/Health/Wellness Tech industry. Network with other investors and founders in the crowd.

 

Who Should Apply?

We have several (5-7) spots available for innovative tech startups. Apply today for a chance to present your venture on stage! Applications are open until June 9 (Tuesday 11:59PM PDT) - click hereto apply!

 

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Agenda: THIS EVENT WILL INCLUDE A 30 MIN PANEL PORTION AT THE BEGINNING.*

4:00pm PDT - 4:05pm PDT: Opening Remarks

4:05pm PDT - 4:20pm PDT: Panel

4:20pm PDT - 5:30pm PDT: Pitch Your Startup to VCs & Angels

 

Judges:

  • Sam Li - Head of International Business Strategy, Sina Sports; Mentor, Stadia Ventures; Mentor, Startupbootcamp; Mentor, SPIN Sports Accelerator, HYPE Sports Innovation

Sam Li is the Head of International Business Strategy for Sina Sports where he is responsible for domestic and international sports rights acquisition; strategic partnerships with rights holders, teams and individual athletes; and international sponsorships and marketing. Sam is also a sports tech startup advisor, mentor and investor. His personal portfolio include companies in fan engagement, gaming, broadcast technology, and health and wellness. He is a mentor/judge for HYPE Innovation, Stadia Ventures, and startupbootcamp. He was previously an Associate Vice President with the NBA. Sam has a Juris Doctor degree from University of Michigan Law School and dual bachelor degrees from University of California, Los Angeles.

 

Barry Heninger is currently a Managing Partner at Keiretsu Capital, a Bay Area private equity company that operates 6 funds devoted to early stage investing in tech, life sciences, blockchain and real estate opportunities.

Prior to joining Keiretsu Capital Barry was a partner in Global Sport Group, an Australia based direct investment and advisory firm that focused on golf assets. The firm developed and operated private golf and sports clubs in Australia, China, Singapore and Japan. He was also a Senior Vice President and Managing Director with ClubCorp, the world’s largest owner and operator of private golf clubs. He was responsible for all international assets, primarily in the Asia Pacific region. He was also a Managing Director for American Golf, where he established the international footprint by opening assets in Australia, Japan and New Zealand. He has a passion for global investing and has lived and worked overseas for over 10 years.

Barry holds an MBA from Oregon State University and a BS degree in Finance from Utah State University’s Jon M Huntsman School of Business, where he has lectured extensively on Investment Valuation topics. He’s an avid golfer and has played most of the great courses around the world. He and his wife Shirley have 5 children.

 

  • Chris Jones - Managing Partner, Think Strong Ventures, LLC; President, Progressive Solutions, Inc.

Chris is a life long entrepreneur, starting his first company at 23 to provide accounting services in Princeton, NJ. In the late 1990’s Chris worked as an outsourced CFO, raising capital for start-ups in NYC’s Silicon Alley. He raised over $2MM for a text to speech company and negotiated the sale of their software to Microsoft. His next start-up was a mobile gaming company, but unfortunately, Chris lost his entire investment in the aftermath of 9/11 when the phone companies discontinued the project.

Although jobless and deep in debt, Chris rebuilt his outsourced accounting and CFO firm and expanded it into Westchester, NY. In 2006, Chris won a Rising Stars, 40 Under 40 Award, where he met a fellow-award winner and his future business partner in Durante Rentals (DR). In September 2009, he became a co-founder and CFO of Durante Rentals, a construction equipment rental company located in the Bronx. Within ten years, Durante Rentals grew to 11 locations in NY, NJ, and CT and had 125 employees. As CFO, Chris’ financial and business strategies enabled the company to expand beyond 30% per year, and he raised over $40MM in debt financing. DR made the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing privately held companies seven years in a row. Chris is a three-time winner of CFO of the year, Person of the Year from the SBA, and a sought out speaker on financial strategies for high-growth companies internationally.

In 2019, Chris led the negotiations in the sale of DR to Clairvest Group, a Toronto based Private Equity firm. The sale was completed in late June 2019, and Chris now sits on the company’s Board of Directors.

In August 2019, Chris formed Think Strong Ventures (THV) to continue his interest in supporting early-stage companies. A lifelong fitness advocate, martial artist, and Buddhist, Chris has been practicing meditation and mindfulness for over 30 years. His interest in personal wellbeing prompted him to become the lead investor of Verb (www.getverb.co), a health and wellness accountability platform that has grown exponentially during Covid-19. THV investments are in health, wellness, podcasts, and entertainment.

Chris formed Think Strong Productions for the development of his audio drama Headcase (Headcase.tv). Originally written as a TV pilot, his script won awards in NY, LA, Toronto, and London. Seeing an untapped potential market in “fictional podcasts” in 2019, he partnered with NYC’s Hangar Studios to turn the TV pilot into an audio drama. This seven-episode show written and directed by Chris is scheduled for release in the fall of 2020.

 

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Venue: Zoom (Event Link Will Be Provided In Your Confirmation Email)

San Francisco, CA 94105

Notice of Photo/Video Consent: Video footage (including 360 Video) and/or photos may be taken during this event, which may or may not include your recognizable image. Please be advised, by participating in this event, you agree to allow AR + CV and its partners to use the images in print, digital or web-based formats for promotional and archival purposes.

 

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