Investors’ Circle Seeks Values-Driven Companies for Fall Venture Fair


Investors’ Circle, a premier source of funding for early-stage social entrepreneurs, seeks to feature the next generation of mission-driven ventures at its 2008 Fall Venture Fair. Its 225 members and 400 active affiliates are high net worth individuals, professional venture capitalists, family offices and foundations, who have invested over $130 million in more than 200 early stage companies and venture funds.

Who Should Apply?

Investors’ Circle is seeking submissions from mission-driven companies. Typically these companies are focused in the following sectors: energy & environment, food & organics, health & wellness, education & media, and community & international development. Companies in seed, early, and expansion stages are encouraged to apply. For more information about our application process and who should apply, click here.

Benefits of Presenting
Companies selected to present will:

  • Have the opportunity to engage with an exclusive audience of angel and institutional investors.
  • Receive pre-event coaching on their presentation from IC investors.
  • Take advantage of extensive formal networking opportunities with investors

Via: (Investors’ Circle)

Written by John-Paul Maxfield

John-Paul Maxfield is the founder of Waste Farmers. Waste Farmers is a next generation sustainable agricultural company focused on helping humanity meet current and future food demands, while decreasing agriculture’s environmental footprint. The Company started in 2009 with $9,000 and a belief that idealism and capitalism can coexist. Today Waste Farmers has evolved into an innovator respected by leaders in the global community for developing simple solutions to the complex problems of modern agriculture and food security. Prior to starting Waste Farmers, John-Paul founded the "The Inspired Economist", a blog focused on covering the people, places, ideas, and technologies inspiring positive change and redefining capitalism.
In addition, John-Paul served as an Associate a private equity group specializing in small to mid cap service companies. In this capacity he focused on planning, forecasting, budgeting, and performance evaluation of MBH and its designated subsidiaries. Prior to joining MBH, John-Paul was an Analyst with Alvarez and Marsal where he spent the majority of his time on a team that aided Louisiana’s Recovery School District with the restoration of public schools post Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

John-Paul is active in the Colorado community, serving on the Board of the Rocky Mountain MS Center. In 2007 he was selected as one of the “Fifty for the Future” by the Colorado Statesman and is a graduate of the inaugural class of Impact Denver. John-Paul holds a BA from the University of Colorado.


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