Association for Corporate Growth – Portland Chapter

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 from 5:30 PM – 7:45 PM

Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 SW Salmon Street, Portland, OR

Making Networking Work

Jeff Schneider – Sales Trainer and Sales Management Consultant, Sandler Training

Jeff Schneider has been a fixture in thePortlandbusiness landscape for more than a decade helping sales professionals, managers and business owners raise their sales practices and results to new heights.  At this event, we will have the opportunity to network some as we always have through cocktails.  Then Jeff will escort us through a few exercises, causing us to mix, mingle and try out our skills in different ways.  In a prior program we called this “speed dating”. This will be speed dating on steroids!

Jeff will offer networking best-practice coaching tips throughout the program allowing us to use the exercises to raise our game.  It is a fair bet you will at least meet more ACG members and guests than you have at past events and you will come away knowing more about them.

Association for Corporate Growth – San Francisco Chapter

The next monthly luncheon meeting will be held on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at the City Club located at 155 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA.

The Rise of Social Finance and Impact Investing:

Is Investing with a Conscious Good for the Bottom Line?

Heidi Patel, Rethink Impact – Partner

Jennifer Walske,UniversityofSan Francisco- Program Director for Conscious Capitalism & Social Innovation

What is social finance? Why is this specialized field in finance expanding so rapidly? Why should this be important to me?

Social Finance (also known as Sustainable Finance) is a variety of lending and investment practices that effectively provide private capital to social organizations, small businesses, and funds. Some of these practices would include: social impact bonds, crowd funding (i.e. Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Kiva, etc), micro-financing, peer-to-peer lending, impact investing, social entrepreneurship, venture philanthropy, etc. Through stimulating positive social, environmental, and financial returns, investors seek to effect the triple bottom line (also known as 3D Investing).

Over the recent years, we’ve seen a substantial increase of a variety of alternative platforms and methods for private companies and social organizations to raise capital. The market comprises of a global asset pool of roughly $22 trillion and is expected to continue to grow substantially over the next few decades. Over 71% of global investors are interested in some form of sustainable investments. Meanwhile, regulators and differing reporting methods of evaluating such investments are on the rise.

Please join our speakers, as they explore the world of social finance and how this challenges traditional investing and fundraising methods.

Association for Corporate Growth – Seattle Chapter

ACG Seattle Holiday Reception

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 – 5:00 – 7:30 pm

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel – The Garden Court

Come kick-off the holidays at ACG’s Holiday Reception at the Fairmont Olympic  Hotel.

Enjoy the festive surroundings with holiday lights, and treat yourself to sweet and savory eats and spirited drinks as you network and visit with ACG friends and colleagues.

Association for Corporate Growth – Silicon Valley Chapter

Divestitures – An Interactive Discussion on Strategy & Implementation

Wednesday, December 07, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Applied Materials – 3225 Oakmead Village Drive – Building 12 – Santa Clara, CA 95054

Silicon Valleyhas seen a recent surge of large combinations and divestitures as industries adapt in response to new competitive demands. Approximately 70% of M&A deals are reputed to fail to achieve their goals as a result of poor planning or integration.

Our ACGSV panel of experts will lead a discussion on pre-closing divestiture planning and post-closing integration matters and relevant financial and market considerations. The interactive discussion will enable buyers and sellers to learn from the experiences and practices of the panelists and other forum participants.

Moderator – Nick O’keefe – Partner – Kaye Scholer


Mark Grimse – Vice President Information Technology – Rambus

Todd Manley – Senior Director, Corporate Development – Blue Coat Systems

Gunjeet Baweja – Managing Director & Head of West Coast M&A – Needham & Company, LLC

Eileen Fernandes – Principal – Deloitte Consulting, Human Capital Technology Sector Leader

Michael Clifton-Harter – Senior Director, Legal, Corporate Business Development – Applied Materials

Association for Corporate Growth – Vancouver Chapter

Thursday, February 2, 2017 – 11:30am – 1:30pm

Hyatt Regency Vancouver, 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC

Keiretsu Forum Angel Capital Expo

The Keiretsu Forum Angel Capital Expo is one of the largest events in the angel capital community and draws more than 300 accredited investors (angel and institutional) and entrepreneurs.  As many as twenty companies will present at the next Angel Capital Expo.

The next Angel Capital Expo will be held in the spring of 2017.

Microsoft, 1065 La Avenida Street, Mountain View,CA 94043

The Angel Capital Expo was created to bring together Keiretsu Forum members and members of other Bay Area angel groups and connect them with promising companies.  It was created to foster collaboration among angel groups as well as reach out to the larger investment community.

For more information, contact Carla Silva, at 415.573.0753.

Invitations are extended to accredited investors only.

The Keiretsu Forum is the largest North American angel investment network and the most active in the Bay Area for many years according to the San Francisco Business Times.