California Coast Venture Forum Call for Business Plans; Venture Forum Offers Venture Capital Opportunities for Companies across the Nation Seeking Growth.SANTA BARBARA Santa Barbara (săn'tə bär`brə, –bərə), city (1990 pop. 85,571), seat of Santa Barbara co., S Calif., on the Pacific Ocean; inc. 1850. , Calif. -- The California Coast Venture Forum (CCVF) today issued a call for business plans for emerging-growth start-ups and later stage companies seeking venture capital funding. Later stage companies are defined by fifth-year projected revenues exceeding $20 million.
No more than 25 companies will be selected for the Venture Forum to communicate their business plans to venture capitalists, institutional investors and angel investors. Deadline for entries is April 28.
CCVF's 100-member Advisory Board has assisted more than 300 emerging companies with business plans, resulting in $110 million in capital investment over the past nine years. Now in its tenth year, the CCVF has expanded to all companies seeking growth across the nation and has expanded to the institutional investors, the venture capitalists, and the angel investors in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. .
Companies selected to present will participate in several coaching sessions designed to help refine their business plans and prepare their presentations. Companies who are selected to exhibit, but not present, will have the opportunity to meet potential accredited investors to demonstrate or describe their products in the "Marketplace" at the Venture Forum. Past CCVF Forums have had more than 350 industry professionals in attendance.
The event will be held Thursday, June 1, 2006 in Santa Barbara, California Santa Barbara is a city in California, United States. It is the county seat of Santa Barbara County, California. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 92,325. at the Four Season's Biltmore Hotel Biltmore Hotel is the name of a hotel chain created by hotel magnate John McEntee Bowman.
The name evokes the Vanderbilt family's Biltmore Estate, whose buildings and gardens within are privately owned historical landmarks and tourist attractions in Asheville, North . For further details regarding this event and instructions on registration and submitting Business Plans, please go to www.ccvf.org.
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