Consumer Products Entrepreneurs to Meet Active Investors in Chicago, IL, on August 25

July 15, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
FundingPost ( is proud to announce its first Consumer Products Investing Conference will be held in Chicago, on August 25, 2011. FundingPost will be heading back to Chicago to introduce early-stage investors in the Consumer Products and Service Industries to industry-specific Entrepreneurs. The panels of investors will address trends in early-stage investing, hot sectors, the best and worst ways to get their attention, as well as additional advice on how to grow your business.


  • Ted Wern, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP

  • Speakers:

  • Andrew S. Whitman, Managing Partner, 2x Consumer Products Growth Partners
  • Bob Geras, President, LaSalle Investments
  • Mathew Ingle, Associate, Best Buy Capital
  • Jeff Weber, Angel Investor
  • Tom Montgomery, Managing Director, Hydra Ventures
  • Amol Dixit, General Mills Ventures
  • David Freschman, Managing Principal, Innovation Ventures
  • Jeffrey Carter, Angel Investor, Hyde Park Angels
  • Elijah Duckworth-Schachter, Family Office Fund, Point One Percent
  • Additional Speakers TBA

  • "We're excited to be having our first Consumer Products Investing Conference," said Joe Rubin, Director, FundingPost. "We are looking forward to introducing a new panel with deal-seeking Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists specific to the Consumer Products and Service Industries to some very cool early-stage entrepreneurs."

    During the event there will be panels, keynote speeches, elevator pitches, an exhibit area, networking time, and a cocktail party. This event is ideal for consumer product companies, services, and tech that support things such as logistics and shipping.

    FundingPost has additional upcoming Events:

  • Washington, DC (July 21),
  • Philadelphia, PA (July 26),
  • Chicago Consumer Products Investing Conference (August 25),
  • New Haven, CT (September 7),
  • Houston, TX (September 22),
  • Miami's Media and Entertainment Investing Conference (October 27), etc.

  • To register to attend any of the above-listed events, please visit us at:

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