Conferences

Association for Corporate Growth

The Association will hold its 2017 annual InterGrowth conference at the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas from April 24th through April 26th.

Association for Corporate Growth – San Francisco Chapter

The chapter will hold its West Coast M&A Conference on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco in the heart of San Francisco’s financial district.

Association for Corporate Growth – Seattle Chapter

The chapter will hold its annual Northwest Middle Market Growth Conference on July 27, 2017 at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle.

Association for Corporate Growth – Vancouver Chapter

The chapter will hold its 2016 annual Capital Connection at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver from May 4th through May 5th.

“For 15 years I served as the chief executive officer of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG). I first met Franz in 1991 while he was serving as the volunteer president of ACG Los Angeles. He organized the first major conference for the chapter and subsequently did an outstanding job in orchestrating similar successful events for ACG San Francisco and ACG Seattle. Franz is a fiscal conservative and as treasurer of ACG at the international level in the mid-90s his advice and action were invaluable to me as we steered the association through tough times. In 1997, Franz showed another side of his leadership quality when he chaired the annual international conference of ACG, known as InterGrowth. He revamped the program, introduced a series of panels and outstanding speakers, and caused us to “think outside the box”. Franz personifies all that is best in volunteer leaders. He’s a perfectionist. .. hard working and driven, outspoken, kind…a man of great instincts. You can count on Franz.”

Carl Wangman, Chairman, The Center for Association Growth, Glenview, Illinois

Pacific Community Ventures

Small Business Financing Essentials for Entrepreneurs

Raising Capital Workshop

March 6, 2013

Recognizing the critical need for capital today by small business owners, Pacific Community Ventures (PCV) is presenting the Raising Capital Workshop to entrepreneurs in the greater Bay Area. PCV’s mission is to create jobs and economic opportunity in lower-income communities through programs that actively support the growth of the small business community.

Throughout the day experts from the fields of accounting & financial statement analysis, alternative financing sources, angel investing, commercial lending, law, mezzanine finance and private equity will provide entrepreneurs with the framework needed to obtain growth capital in today’s difficult economic climate. The program has been designed to equip entrepreneurs with the knowledge, resources and tools to successfully facilitate discussions with prospective financing sources.

Workshop Host

Beth Sirull – Executive Director – Pacific Community Ventures

Workshop Venue

Hanson Bridgett – 425 Market Street, 26th Floor -San Francisco

Workshop Chairman

Franz von Bradsky – President – Green Tree Capital

  7:00 AM -   8:00 AM         Registration

  7:45 AM -  8:00 AM         Welcome – Announcements

Beth Sirull and Franz von Bradsky

 8:00 AM -   9:30 AM          Commercial Bank Financing

Jack Bertges, Senior Vice President – New Resource Bank

Credit terms, conditions and trends in the area – what lenders expect from prospective borrowers

 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM            Refreshment Break

  9:45 AM - 11:15 AM          Alternative Financing Solutions

Jeff Sturm, President – TSS Financial

SBA programs, leasing, non-traditional lenders & crowd funding

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM          Lunch

 11:30 AM -   1:30 PM          What Do Investors Want?  

 A Roundtable Discussion Over Lunch

Jeff Holland, Partner – Seacoast Capital

Phil Estes, Co-Founder – Horizon Holdings

Mark French, Co-Founder – Robin Lane Capital

Noah Alper, Founder – Noah’s New York Bagels

  1:30 PM -   3:00 PM          Understanding Financial Statements & Projections

Bob Carstens & Jack Lance, Co-founders – FinancialSoft

Analysis of balance sheet, income & cash flow statements – determining amount of financing required

  3:00 PM -   3:15 PM          Refreshment Break

   3:15 PM -   5:15 PM          Documenting the Financing – Wrapping It All Up

Scott Smith, Partner – Hanson Bridgett

Corporate finance terminology, due diligence, intellectual property, JOBS Act & term sheets

  5:15 PM -   5:30 PM          Tying It All Together

  5:30 PM -   6:30 PM          Networking & Reception