SHOW ME THE MONEY CONFERENCE + FUNDING EXPO

October 9th at UNC-Asheville

October 10th at Lenoir-Rhyne University

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A RARE CONVERGENCE OF FUNDING PROVIDERS + EXPERTS IN ASHEVILLE

 The Show Me the Money 2017 Conference + Funding Expo is a two-day event providing access to the most innovative tools, training, and connections needed to secure funding for businesses, non-profits, or community development projects.

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ACCESS OUR UNPARALLELED NETWORK OF CAPITAL EXPERTS

Connect with Grant Writers, Fundraisers, Angel Investors, Loan Providers, Financial Planners, Accountants, Attorneys, Business Mentors, Venture Capital Firms, Crowdfunding Experts, and more!!

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HEAR FROM OUR NATIONALLY-RENOWNED KEYNOTES

MORNING KEYNOTE – JOSH JACOBSON, NEXT STAGE CONSULTING

Convergence: Exploring the Nexus between the For-Profit and Non-Profit Funding Models

At a time when the business models of for-profits and non-profits share more in common than ever before, there is much leaders in both camps can learn from each other. In this engaging keynote, strategist Josh Jacobson will highlight the nexus point between them and how this convergence is influencing the pursuit of funding.

Presented by Josh Jacobson, Managing Director of Next Stage Consulting

Josh Jacobson brings diverse experiences in organizational development to his leadership of Next Stage Consulting, a strategy and implementation firm based in Charlotte, NC and serving nonprofit organizations and social cause start-ups throughout the Carolinas.

Josh specializes in strategic positioning and tactical design, helping nonprofits and businesses develop the platform and tools necessary to support effective operations and fund development activities. His expertise is in strategic planning, annual and capital fundraising, earned revenue market assessment and implementation, executive and development search, case strategy, prospect research, grant writing and data flow analysis.

Over the last nine years, Josh has directly managed engagements with more than 150 nonprofits. Before relocating to NC, Josh worked in NYC – first as Senior Officer at The Juilliard School where he worked on the $150 million Campaign for Juilliard, and later as a Senior Resource Development Director with Manhattan Theatre Club on Broadway. Josh is an active member of the Charlotte chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals where he is President-Elect for 2018.

LUNCH KEYNOTE – THOM RUHE, NC IDEA

Acceleration: Maximizing High-Growth Entrepreneurial Endeavors through NC Seed Grants & Programming

NC IDEA is a private foundation with a mission to maximize the economic potential of the people of North Carolina by supporting the formation and fruition of high-growth entrepreneurial endeavors in the state. Through a strategic combination of grants and programs, they now support entrepreneurs and a diverse group of organizations throughout NC that are also helping entrepreneurs succeed.

Presented by Thom Ruhe, President & CEO of NC IDEA

Thom is President and CEO of NC IDEA. He is an entrepreneur, investor, mentor and works with entrepreneurs, governments, universities and NGOs around the world to embrace the entrepreneurial mindset needed to grow vibrant economies.

During his seven-year tenure at the Kauffman Foundation, he directed the Foundation’s programs addressing entrepreneurial education, mentoring, access to capital and fostering entrepreneurial ecosystems. Thom also led Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation, a school dedicated to advancing community deployed experiential-based entrepreneurial education.

Thom has served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council for Entrepreneurship, addressed the United Nations Assembly on Entrepreneurship, lectured at conferences around the world and serves on multiple boards including Innovation Fund America and the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at the University of North Carolina.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

October 9th – Conference + Funding Expo

At UNC-Asheville Sherrill Center & Kimmel Arena

UNC-Asheville Sherrill Center & Kimmel Arena

UNC-Asheville Sherrill Center & Kimmel Arena
227 Campus Drive
Asheville, NC 28804, USA
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration

Registration in the Sherrill Center

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Welcome & Opening Keynote

Opening Keynote – Josh Jacobson, Next Stage Consulting

Convergence: Exploring the Nexus between the For-Profit and Non-Profit Funding Models

Josh Jacobson brings diverse experiences in organizational development to his leadership of Next Stage Consulting, a strategy and implementation firm based in Charlotte, NC and serving nonprofit organizations and social cause start-ups throughout the Carolinas.

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch & Afternoon Keynote

Lunch Keynote – Thom Ruhe, NC IDEA

“Acceleration: Maximizing High-Growth Entrepreneurial Endeavors through NC Seed Grants & Programming”

CEO of NC IDEA, managing a grant fund for early-stage businesses and entrepreneurial ecosystem projects.

2:30 PM Funding Expo Opens

Funding Expo will be open from 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Networking Reception & Funding Expo

Catered Networking Reception within the Funding Expo on the floor of Kimmel Arena

October 10th – Intensive Workshops

At Lenoir Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies

Lenoir Rhyne University

Lenoir Rhyne University
36 Montford Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Start-Up Funding Application Workshop

Hands on retreat preparing participants for the process of building a Business Plan and then applying for a Start-Up Business loan.

Taught by Annie Price and Jodi Rhoden of Bird’s Eye Business Planning, along with Christopher Murrey of Mountain BizWorks

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Expansion Funding Application Workshop

Comprehensive training on how to create a Growth Plan and Application in order to secure funding for a business expansion.

Taught by Sandra Dennison, Regional Director of SBTDC and Tommy Dennison, Vice President and Commercial Banker of PNC Bank

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Building an Investor-Ready Pitch Workshop

Building an Investor-Ready Pitch: This hands-on workshop shows startup founders the “fast-lane” steps for building a credible and memorable investor pitch, including the essential preparation needed to make your startup investor-ready.

Taught by Stephen Poland, Owner of 1×1 Media and Lead Trainer of ScaleUp WNC

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Competitive Grant-Writing Workshop

An intensive training around proven methods to compose competitive grant applications, taking into consideration current guidelines, the role of partners, and the importance of program structure.

Taught by Mark Goldstein, Owner of Communication Mark

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM 2017 Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Workshop

The Community Reinvestment Act is intended to encourage depository institutions to help meet the credit needs of the communities in which they operate, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, consistent with safe and sound operations. The workshop will discuss the recent administrative changes to the CRA requirements and funding parameters.

Taught by Jeanne Millken Bonds of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, in partnership with representatives from the FDIC and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

OUR SESSION SPEAKERS

WHO IS BEHIND THIS EVENT?

Hosted and organized by local Business Consultant, Emily Breedlove, the “Show Me the Money Conference + Funding Expo” is her way of making it easier for entrepreneurs and non-profit leaders to find the funding they need to be more successful at growing their organizations. She is a branding specialist and growth strategist who helps organizations navigate the journey of expansion.

For over 10 years, Emily has been committed to serving the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem of WNC and uses regional events to help catalyze economic growth for area leaders. She is the owner of Small Town Ventures, is a Mountain BizWorks Coach, is the Board Treasurer for the Sequoyah Fund, and is the FemCity Asheville President.

SPONSORS AND EXPO PARTICIPANTS

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Join our circle of prominent organizations who will be showcased in regional marketing collateral, promotional campaigns, and have a featured presence in front of 250+ people at the October events. Space is limited.

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