Social Media Capital Forum
In Collaboration With:
Accelerate Long Island and Social Media Association, Inc.
Seven Emerging Growth Companies & Industry Investor Panel
Friday, December 14, 2012
8:00 Breakfast & Networking (Continental Breakfast Served)
8:35 Hilary Topper, President, Social Media Association
8:40 Presenting Companies
9:40 Investor Panel
Location: 68 South Service Road, Melville, NY
(Meeting Auditorium below Lobby level)
LICA Members- No charge
SMA & ALI Members- $25
The capital forum provides an opportunity to meet capital providers and businesses seeking capital, as well as to hear a panel of industry experts discuss financing alternatives for social media companies.
CollectorZoo: The core of CollectorZoo is a one-of-a-kind Inventory Management System. Utilizing collector data, CollectorZoo utilizes Social Media technology to connect collectors in similar categories anywhere in the world.
EventNow: Unlike other online services that merely serve as a directory of qualified vendors by industry and proximity, EventNow provides consumers a one-stop-shop of options and immediate proposals and bids.
General Sentiment: Fueled by large-scale natural language processing, General Sentiment offers real-time social intelligence to assist clients in interpreting online conversations and discovering actionable social insights.
GroupGifting.com: Social gifting is a growing phenomenon thanks to the rapid expansion of social and mobile markets, and GroupGifting.com is poised to help retailers capitalize on these growing trends with its flagship application, eGifter. Groupgifting.com helps retailers who are experimenting with various ways to realize the promise of social commerce and leverage the invaluable information available in the Facebook Social Graph.
Karma411: Karma411's social networking platformserves as a model for businesses looking to fully integrate traditional websites and application development with new social tools for the web 2.0 world.
Student Launcher: A project of Swift Kick, the three-time award winning training/consulting company that has worked with over 250 colleges & universities to increase student engagement and retention, Student Launcher uses social media and web-based solutions to provide schools with free micro-fundraising platforms while collecting fees for ongoing services and credit card processing for each donation.
BoomerPPL: This new social networking platform provides an opportunity for people of similar age and interests with better networking and information sharing opportunities.
Industry Investor Panelists:
Theodore B. Smith III: Co-founder and Managing Partners of Canrock Ventures, one of Long Island's leading Internet software investment funds. He also is President and CEO of one of the largest privately held manufacturers of metal parts and fasteners, a company headquartered in Westbury, NY, where he has been employed since 1989 following several years on Wall Street.
John Ason: An investor in over 40 companies over 16 years, specializing in early stage pre-revenue companies in e-commerce, technology, advertising, digital social media and entertainment. He is a guest lecturer at Wharton, NYU, Rutgers, NJIT and, Fairleigh Dickinson. He is a visiting executive at the Iaccoca Institute, a founding investor in Digital Entertainment Ventures VC, and a mentor at the ERA, DreamIt, TechLaunch and WIN accelerators.
Alan Berkson: Investor and the founder and principal of Intelligist Group, a team of innovative strategists that help businesses move past blockages, leverages unidentified or underutilized assets and identify opportunities for growth.