JANUARY 24-25, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Held at Cap-Intro West, one the Fund Industry's Premier Conferences
The SPRK Exhibition supports the Entrepreneurial Spirit. Our team has produced a value-added Entrepreneurs Conference, creating a forum for Early-Stage and Growth-Stage Businesses and Providers of Capital to meet and network efficiently. At the SPRK exhibition, business luminaries will share their collective wisdom and Entrepreneurs will pitch their businesses to prospective sources of capital.
The SPRK Exhibition brings together leading professionals from the Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, High Net Worth and Angel Investing communities for a full 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.
In addition to sourcing deals, Venture Capital and PE Funds will attend a half-day Boot Camp dedicated to optimizing the process of sourcing LP capital and will attend the entire Cap-Intro West Conference free of charge (regularly $450). For more detail on please go to west.capintroconference.com, but please be sure to register on this site to avoid being charged.
VCs - FREE
ANGELS - FREE
SPRK Entrepreneur Members will showcase their companies at display tables on the trade-show floor. Our Investors will meet and asses these companies throughout the day at the SPRK Entrepreneurs conference.
The BootCamp offers early stage entrepreneurs and growth businesses interactive sessions focused on all aspects of starting a business. There will be a focus on positioning your business for successful capital raises through best practices.
SPRK attendees will rate each of the showcased Member Companies. The companies that receive the most votes will pitch to the entire audience, and the winner will be featured in the SPRK magazine.
SOURCING LPs & PASS TO CAP-INTRO WEST:
The conference will feature a half day Boot Camp dedicated to investor sourcing. It will cover best practices for raising fund assets in the current environment including insight from some of the top experts in the Alts fundraising industry.
Our exhibition will feature an entire floor of highly curated early and growth-stage businesses across industry sectors. These companies are all currently raising capital and looking for the right source of funding.
MEET YOUR PEERS
Network with fellow members of the Venture Capital community. The conference provides an environment that encourages both structured interaction and casual networking, allowing for better peer-to-peer interaction.
At SPRK, you can source new direct investment opportunities. The conference is the perfect environment for building and nurturing relationships with both new and existing contacts and finding that undiscovered gem.
Networking is done formally during pitch sessions and scheduled meetings and informally during breaks and at the cocktail reception. The conference provides an environment that encourages both structured interaction and casual networking.
INVESTOR PANELS AND SPEAKERS
Panel Sessions and speakers focus on issues faced by Investors in growing businesses, including key trends in direct investing, new investment opportunities, and best practices.
ABOUT THE SPRK INVESTOR NETWORK
SPRK Investor Members provide early-stage and growth capital to businesses in a broad array of industries across the United States. Our investor members are Accredited Angel Investors, High Net Worth Individuals, Family Offices, Venture Capital Firms, and Advisors from an extensive cross-section of sectors and backgrounds. Members not only invest, but follow the lead of Co-Founder Geoff Marcus, and also mentor entrepreneurs and connect them to business resources, providing critical support to the success of early-stage and growth business and contributing to a robust ecosystem. Additionally, SPRK hosts regular entrepreneurs conferences to help facilitate interaction between SPRK entrerpeneurs and invetors.