ZINO Society Will Award $100,000 to 2 Top Start-Up Companies

Aug 20, 2010, 11:00 ET from ZINO Society

SEATTLE, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A $100,000 investment fund will be awarded to the top two companies with greatest investment potential as selected by the fund investors: $50,000 Best Technology Investment and $50,000 Best Non-Technology investment, at ZINO Society's 5th annual ZINO Zillionaire Investment Forum September 15, 2010, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Bell Harbor Conference Center, Seattle.

Accredited investors, entrepreneurs and business leaders will have the chance to connect throughout the day via 5-minute presentations in front of a Due Diligence LIVE! panel, 2-minute Back-of-the-Napkin presentations with a VC panel, Exhibitions, Table Top Demonstrations in the Beer Garden, and ZINO Zenith Awards and the announcement of Fund Finalists at the Awards and Wine Reception. 

"This new ZZIF format enables 40+ entrepreneurs to be featured and to connect with investors throughout the day," explained Cathi Hatch, ZINO Society Founder and CEO.  

Panelists include: David Allen, Executive VP, McKinstry; Peter Ueberroth, Chairman, Contrarian Group; John Cook, Executive Editor, TechFlash; Bill Bryant, Venture Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson; Andy Dale, Managing Director, Montlake Capital; Gregg Bennett, Angel Investor; Troy Hartzell, Managing Partner, Evolution Capital Partners; Ron Howell, CEO, Washington Research Foundation; Daniel Kingston, Managing Partner, Vulcan Capital; Rick LeFaivre, Partner, OVP Venture Partners; Byron McCann, Managing Partner, Ascent; John Otter, President & Managing Partner, Commerce Bridge Company; Gregg Semler, Managing Director, Pivotal Investments; Alan Smith, Partner, Fenwick & West; and Charles Finkelstein, Angel Investor.

Companies Eligible for $100,000 Fund

Banshee Bungee

Kevin Veon

www.bansheebungee.com

BedRock Hotels

Bert Carder

www.bedrockhotels.com

BuiltBurger

David N. Makuen

www.BuiltBurger.com

Cloudpak

Michael Templeman

www.cloudpak.com

Daddy-O Productions, Inc

Brian Maggio

www.daddyogames.com

Emergent Detection

Eric Fogel

www.emergentdetection.com

Enroute Systems Corporation

Keith McCall

www.enroutecorp.com

FiatLux Imaging, Inc.

Max Lyon

www.fiatluximaging.com

Flux Drive, Inc.

Philip "Chip" Corbin III

www.fluxdrive.com

Hydrovolts

Burt Hamner

www.hydrovolts.com

IMOS

Adam Stein

www.imosonline.com

Indie Vinos, Inc

Karin McKercher

www.indievinos.com

Mobile On Services

Anders Davidson

www.mobileoninc.com

Moprise, Inc

David D'Souza

www.moprise.com

NanoICE, Inc.

Craig C. Rominger

www.nanoiceusa.com

Vioguard

Larry Ranta

www.vioguard.com

Wine Valet, Inc.

Geff Woodward





About ZINO Society

ZINO Society is a membership network that connects accredited investors with entrepreneurs seeking funding and connects people for business and social interaction, enrichment, education and commerce. Since its inception, ZINO Society has facilitated angel funding in excess of $15 million for early-stage and expansion businesses. More information can be found at zinosociety.com.

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