CVIEF 2018

CVIEF 2018

Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all who participated! 

Entrepreneur Showcase Innovation Award – MadJack Snowsports

MadJack Snowsports is a C-Corp snowsports manufacturing company. Our flagship product, the MadJacks, allows snowsports enthusiasts to morph snowboard boots onto ski boots. Affording skiers the comfort of a snowboard boot, married with the performance of a ski boot at a price point that is on average one-third less than a traditional alpine boot, through a patented device.

Stock Exchange Audience Award – Five Microns

Five Microns designs and manufactures tremor-reducing devices that enable people with Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor to perform daily activities with steady hands.

Entrepreneur Showcase Judges Award – Mazen Animal Health, Inc.

Mazen Animal Health, Inc. is a biotechnology company developing and commercializing novel biological vaccines and therapeutics that disrupt the status quo. Mazen believes all animals should be protected from preventable diseases, but today that isn’t the case. Mazen intends to change that.

Ventures

Pitch Showcase

This November, ventures will pitch in front of a room full of investors, venture capitalists, industry leaders, entrepreneurs and more in a Shark-Tank style competition. Participating ventures will compete for one of two recognition. The Judges Award and the Innovation Award.

Learn more about the companies before you attend.

BoxPower manufactures rapidly-deployable solar-diesel generators in 20ft shipping containers for disaster relief and off-grid industries.

Five Microns designs and manufactures tremor-reducing devices that enable people with Parkinson’s Disease and essential tremor to perform daily activities with steady hands

GroGuru provides highly accurate, affordable, and reliable sensors that are easy to install and maintain. Real-time access to data is available on mobile devices such as iPhones, iPads, and Android devices. Services such as irrigation scheduling and threshold-based alerts are supported through a monthly subscription.

MadJack Snowsports is a C-Corp snowsports manufacturing company. Our flagship product, the MadJacks, allows snowsports enthusiasts to morph snowboard boots onto ski boots. Affording skiers the comfort of a snowboard boot, married with the performance of a ski boot at a price point that is on average one-third less than a traditional alpine boot, through a patented device.

Mazen Animal Health, Inc. is a biotechnology company developing and commercializing novel biological vaccines and therapeutics that disrupt the status quo.  We believe all animals should be protected from preventable disease, but today that isn’t the case. We intend to change that.

Spooky Action builds UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) that fly forever. Using a proprietary ground-to-air tethered power system, Spooky Action specializes in custom aerial intelligence solutions for applications where drones are too underpowered and helicopters are too cumbersome.

Tiny Farms developing the infrastructure to realize the incredible potential of insect agriculture to address looming protein shortages, and offset the devastating environmental effects of traditional protein production. Our mission is to build solutions that serve and are inspired by humanity and nature.

STOCK EXCHANGE

Promising local entrepreneurs and startup ventures will vie for YOUR Bulldog Investment Dollars to win the Audience Choice award!

Sponsors

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

Events like these do not happen without the continuous support of our sponsors. Thank you all for the support.

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Agenda

What the Day Looked Like!

CVIEF 2018 Program Download

8:00 AM   REGISTRATION, BREAKFAST AND STOCK EXCHANGE

Today you are a Venture Capitalist at one of the most unique and interactive events in the Central Valley. Promising local entrepreneurs and startups ventures are ready for your Bulldog investment to win the Audience Award. Visit them throughout the day!

9:00 AM   WELCOME

Speaker

Robert Harper, Interim Fresno State Provost

9:10 AM   OPENING REMARKS

Speaker

Joseph I. Castro, Fresno State President

9:20 AM   WELCOME TO CLOVIS

Speaker

Mayor Bob Whalen, City of Clovis

9:30 AM   STATE OF THE CENTRAL VALLEY

Morning Keynote Speaker

Ashley Swearengin, CEO and President of Central Valley Community Foundation

10:00 AM STARTUPS SUPPORT

Presenters

The Pi Shop

Central Valley Angels Group

Valley Ventures

10:30 AM BREAK & STOCK EXCHANGE
11:00 AM HOW TO KICK START YOUR VENTURE

Moderator

Brian Kerester, Wood Warren & Co.

Panelists

Ed Mcnulty, Central Valley Fund

Eric Nasalroad, Aplos

Quentin Edison, Broadway Media Distribution

Eric Sha, Franchise Owner

12:00 PM  LUNCH

Sponsor

Central Valley Fund

12:30 PM THE MONDAVI STORY

Keynote Speaker

Michael Mondavi, Founder, Michael Mondavi Family Estate

1:30 PM    VALLEY ENTREPRENEUR PITCH SHOWCASE

The Central Valley’s best and brightest entrepreneurs present to a panel of judges.

Moderator

Jeff Macon - Water, Energy, and Technology Center

Participants

BoxPower

Five Microns

GroGuru

Mazen Animal Health

Mad Jack Snowsports

Spooky Action

Tiny Farms

2:40 PM    BUILDING WORLD CLASS COMPANIES IN THE VALLEY

Moderator

K-deep Dhaliwal, Moss Adams 

Panelists

John Ypma, Initiatives Food

Bob Demont, Jack Rabbit

Kim Beck, Ruiz Food

3:30 PM    RECEPTION AND STOCK EXCHANGE

Final chance to invest your Bulldog dollars

  

4:00 PM    AWARDS

Entrepreneur Showcase Judges Award: Seven ventures presented to a panel of investors for this award.

Entrepreneur Showcase Innovation Award: Seven ventures presented to a panel of investors for this award.

Stock Exchange Audience Award: Promising local entrepreneurs and startups ventures vied for your Bulldog dollars.

Press & Media

MEDIA CONTACT

Laura Ramos

559.278.2066

lramos@mail.fresnostate.edu

5370 N Chestnut Ave

Fresno, CA 93710

EVENT LOCATION

Clovis Veterans Memorial District

808 4th Street,

Clovis, CA 93612

About

The Central Valley Entrepreneurship Forum combines the Central Valley Venture Forum and Central Valley Stock Exchange – two events that have shaped the entrepreneurial landscape in the valley and become the largest event for innovations and entrepreneurship in the Central Valley.

Event Description

This annual event has something for companies and organizations of all sizes: a “Shark Tank” style competition, a stock exchange, and
panel discussions for investors and startups. Entrepreneurs can hear from industry leaders, angel investors, venture capitalists, and more. Investors can listen to up-and-coming companies pitch to a panel of Judges and Investors. Everyone can visit the Stock Exchange to invest your “Bulldog Dollars” in the companies of your choice.