The Association will hold its 2018 annual InterGrowth conference at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina from May 2 through May 4, 2018.
Association for Corporate Growth – San Francisco Chapter
The chapter will hold its West Coast M&A Conference on Thursday, March 15, 2018 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 12, 2018 at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle.
Association for Corporate Growth – Vancouver Chapter
The chapter will hold its 2018 BC Middle Market Growth Conference (formerly Capital Connection) at The Fairmont Waterfront on April 9th and 10th.
“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.
Beth Sirull – Executive Director – Pacific Community Ventures
Hanson Bridgett – 425 Market Street, 26th Floor -San Francisco
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