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The 2010 LOHAS Forum in Boulder, Colorado teams up with Investors' Circle to hold second annual LOHAS Venture Fair

Submitted by: LOHAS

Categories: Events, Socially Responsible Investing

Posted: Apr 06, 2010 – 02:07 PM EST

 

BOULDER, Colo., Apr. 06 /CSRwire/ - The LOHAS Forum, the premiere business executive event focusing on the growing $209B LOHAS market, and Investors' Circle, a national network of angel investors, professional venture capitalists, foundations, family offices and others who are using private capital to promote the transition to a sustainable economy, will present a round of professionally screened companies to financial and strategic investors at the 2010 LOHAS Forum in Boulder, Colorado. This is the second annual venture fair at the LOHAS Forum.

LOHAS and IC are now accepting applications from companies in the green products arena that are interested in the opportunity to present their business plan to investors. Visit http://www.lohas.com/forum/ICventurefair.html to learn more about the application process. Only companies professionally screened and selected by LOHAS and IC will be eligible to present at the meeting. "We feel this is a great partnership of like-minded organizations." Says Ted Ning, director of the LOHAS Forum. "To have this type of investment focused event at the LOHAS forum is a great way for companies to meet and create relations that enhance the expansion of the LOHAS market." Deb Parsons, co-director of Investors' Circle agrees. "Over the years, Investors' Circle members have helped launch great LOHAS companies like NUMI Tea, Indigenous Designs, Zip Car and others. It just makes sense to bring the investment matchmaking to the LOHAS forum."

The deadline for applications is April 27th, 2010. Companies will be notified if they are accepted by May 25th, 2010.

The event welcomes all accredited investors interested in LOHAS companies and is not limited exclusively to Investors' Circle members.

The LOHAS/IC Investor Meeting will primarily be designed for companies at two stages:

First Round: Typically companies beyond proof of concept with revenues of $1-5 million and raising outside or professional capital. Investments of $2-5 million usually sought.

Start-Ups: Companies engaged in proof-of-concept or "pre-revenue", typically bootstrapped or funded by family and friends and now ready for angel or early-stage venture financing. Revenues typically less than $1 million and seeking investment of $500,000 to $2 million.

Where and When: LOHAS/IC Investor Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 from 11am-4pm at The Highland City Club in Boulder, Colorado.

Registration is also open for accredited investors. For more information on either attending or presenting at the meeting: http://www.lohas.com/forum/ICventurefair.html or (415) 255-6844; lohas@investorscircle.net.

About LOHAS Forum:
Since its inception in 1996, LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability) has been the catalyst for the adoption of sustainable living and environment-friendly practices within the North American and global business community. The LOHAS Forum is the leading annual gathering of thought and opinion leaders in the LOHAS marketplace. The LOHAS Forum features highly influential speakers and panelists who address and explore some of today's most prominent issues and business challenges, in the world of health and wellness. Other events include musical performances, culinary experiences, demonstrations and networking receptions.

For information on the LOHAS Forum visit www.lohas.com.

About Investors' Circle:
IC is a national network of angel investors, professional venture capitalists, foundations, family offices and others who are using private capital to promote the transition to a sustainable economy. Since 1992, Investors' Circle has facilitated the flow of over $130 million into more than 200 companies and small funds addressing social and environmental issues. Learn about becoming a member today.

For more information on Investors' Circle visit www.investorscircle.net.

For more information, please contact:

Deb Parsons Co-Director
Phone: (415) 255-6844
Ted Ning Director
Phone: 303-222-8263

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LOHAS

 

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