Keiretsu Forum Midwest is proud to bring the premier Investor Capital Expo, now in its 20th year, to the Midwest for the first time.
The Investor Capital EXPO is the premier world-wide event for early stage companies seeking to showcase their technology, market presence and intellectual capital to our members. Sixteen companies, at various stages of growth, are expected to present and host booths during the EXPO.
Attending this premier event will be individual investors, private equity firms, family offices and venture capital groups that make up the Midwest Chapter. Keiretsu Forum Midwest is particularly excited to assemble its members from across the region in one location for the very first time to participate in this one-of-a-kind event. This will be a truly unique networking experience for our members, guests and partners. Keiretsu Forum Chapter Presidents and members from around the world will also be in attendance. I could not be more excited to showcase our amazing member community to our friends and guests!
Magnificent University Club of Chicago
76 E Monroe St,
Chicago, IL 60603
(In the heart of the Chicago Loop)
Registration: Keiretsu Forum events are free of charge for our members. If you are attending as a guest, there will be a $395 early registration fee to attend the EXPO. Onsite guest registration will be $525, so please register early. Upon submitting your RSVP (below) you will receive an online Square invoice that will complete your registration. Please note that all guests who join prior to the conclusion of the EXPO will have the registration fee deducted from their first year membership.
Noon – 2:00 p.m. Registration & Networking
2:00 – 2:15 p.m. Welcome / Introduction to Investor Panels
2:15 – 3:00 p.m. Presentation: Fintech on the Edge, Randy Rivera
3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Presentation: CBD & Cannabis 2020, Josh Muthart
3:45 – 4:00 p.m. BREAK
4:00 – 4:45 p.m. Presentation: Commercializing Space, Pamela Menges
4:45-5:30 p.m. Presentation: Transformation of CPG 2020, Ross Vangalis
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. VIP Cocktail Reception
VIP Cocktail Reception in the spectacular Art Gallery overlooking Lake Michigan.
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Welcome
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Panel Discussion: Building a Dynamic and Collaborative Start-Up Ecosystem
Moderator: Marie Newman (Candidate for U.S. Congress)
Paul Krutko, President & CEO, Ann Arbor SPARK
Wade Williams, V.P. Global Business Development, REDI Cincinnati
Alya Adamany Woods, Executive Director, ChicagoNEXT
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. SESSION A
10:00 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. SESSION BREAK (Booth Showcase Opening)
10:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. SESSION B
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. LUNCH SESSION
Chapter Presidents Panel – “20 Years of Success”
Musical Performance by Miriam Smith
2:00 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. SESSION C
3:40 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. SESSION BREAK (Booth Showcase)
4:20 p.m. – 5:40 p.m. SESSION D
5:40 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Booth Showcase Cocktail Reception (Monroe Hall)
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast with the Entrepeneurs
Learn more about our entrepreneurs and their companies. Enjoy one-on-one breakfast with them.
9:30 a.m. – 12 noon Members-Only Workshop
Immediately following breakfast, there will be a Members-only gathering to cover topics such as; syndication, group investments, de-risking an investor portfolio, due diligence, etc.
12 noon – 2:00 p.m. Closing Lunch
Musical Performance by Miriam Smith
This inaugural EXPO will allow Keiretsu Forum Midwest to bring its members together for the first time in one location to review high-quality deals, enjoy culture and music, exchange ideas with other investors from across our global network, participate in fun activities and leave enriched by a one of a kind community.
The University Club of Chicago is within a 10 minute walk of over 50 hotels in the Central Chicago Loop. Please book now! Here are some suggestions:
The University Club of Chicago (available for Keiretsu Forum Members only)
Palmer House (A Hilton Property) – a 1-minute walk
Chicago Athletic Association – a 1-minute walk
Our global platform is in place. This is the only platform of its kind that provides our members with total access to global deal flow and real-time feedback to our entrepreneurs. It is now our official form of communication at the Forum and will be the only form of communication at the EXPO as well.
Please make sure you have downloaded the Keiretsu Connect App from the iOS or Android sites prior to attending. We will provide password access at the EXPO for those using it for the first time, and are registered to attend.