As a monthly networking and seminar event, Morning Mingles offer the opportunity for business professionals from companies of all types and sizes to come together for networking and educational programming.
Break-out Sessions with:
Topic: Financing Your Business: Angel Investors and Crowd- Funding
Small businesses are continually challenged by finding the right talent to staff their operation and finding the cash to grow it. New businesses often don?t qualify for traditional bank financing and must look to other sources of capital.
This month?s breakout session from the Small Business Council will focus on newer modes to obtain financing which are appropriate for certain new businesses: Angel Investments and Crowd Funding.
Our panelists have experience with both of these types of financing.
What's in the Green New Deal, and what does it mean for business?
Anthony Price is an entrepreneur at the nexus of entrepreneurship, patient capital and community. He is the author of the book Get the Loot and Run. He is the founder and CEO of LootScout, which counsels small businesses how to build a better business and raise capital. LootScout is a platform for business to access capital, information and must-have services to build the best businesses on the planet.
Price is a former economic-development executive and the founder of the LootScout Capital Summit, an annual event where thought leaders from across the country convene in Hartford, Connecticut to educate entrepreneurs about capital.
Steve Shwartz is a serial entrepreneur who has had the good fortune to participate in two IPOs and multiple M&A exits as a founder, co-founder, and/or investor. Steve started his career as a research faculty member in the Yale University Computer Science Dept Artificial Intelligence program and was a co-founder of two companies in the artificial intelligence area.
He is currently Co-Founder and Executive Director of Device42 which was named the fastest growing tech company in CT over the last three years and which was recently acquired by a private equity group.
Following this week?s 50th anniversary celebration of Earth Day, come and engage with John Humphries, Connecticut Roundtable on Climate and Jobs and Bryan Garcia, Connecticut Green Bank on federal and state policy to advance the green energy economy. From the ?Green New Deal? in Washington, DC to "An Act Concerning the Green Economy and Environmental Protection? in Hartford, CT, policies to advance the clean energy economy are top of mind to those who want to realize the energy, environmental, and economic benefits of the green energy economy.
John Humphries,Roundtable Executive Director/ Lead Organizer has more than two decades of experience in nonprofit management, community organizing, and advocacy, and he has served as organizer for the Roundtable since its establishment in 2012. His organizing experience encompasses local, state, regional and national campaigns, working with people in rural Appalachian communities affected by coal mining, a coalition of labor, religious and community organizations in the Naugatuck Valley in CT, diverse youth opposing military recruitment in schools, diverse people of faith opposing war in Iraq and the use of torture by the U.S. government, and a coalition of parents, educators and community activists working to expand access to quality, integrated education in the Hartford region. John represents the Roundtable on the Governor's Council on Climate Change (GC3).
Bryan Garcia is the President and CEO of the Connecticut Green Bank, the nation?s first state-level green bank. The green bank model demonstrates how smarter use of public resources can attract more private investment in the green economy reducing the burden of energy costs on households and businesses, creating jobs in local communities, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions that cause global climate change. Before joining the Green Bank, Garcia was program director for the Yale Center for Business and the Environment. At Yale, Garcia led efforts to develop a leading global program responsible for preparing environmental leaders for business and society.
Topic: Aging Parents & Work-life Balance- What you should know before crisis develops
Help your employees be more productive and "present" at work. Learn how to bridge the gaps your employees may experience while caring for aging parents. Hear from a distinguished panel of experts on various aspects of senior care and senior services.
Moderator- Ken Sandberg
, Vice President, Whitney Center
Social Worker/ Well-Being Coordinator, Whitney Center
, President & CEO, Patient Advocate for You
Director, Aging Resource Center, Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut
** The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation will donate $50 per verified attendee (bring your business card) up to $2,500 at this presentation to Agency of South Central Connecticut **