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Department of Procurement Services – 2018 Construction Summit

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The Department of Procurement Services – 2018 Construction Summit event was held on Wednesday Feb 7, 2018 at the JLM Center.

This was a great opportunity for prime contractors, sub-contractors, and companies in construction-related business to learn about upcoming contract opportunities and network with industry and government representatives.

Attendants received details of opening construction projects and job order contracts (JOC). They were also able to meet and network with government an industry representatives including the following:

    • City of Chicago User Departments
    • Chicago’s buying Sister Agencies
    • Government Agencies Representatives
    • Assist Agencies
    • Trade Unions/Employment & Labor Representatives

February 6, 2018 Venture Capital Investment Presentation

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The February 6, 2018 Venture Capital Presentation featured the following companies pitching for capital:

Blockchain Night; Blockchain 101

Melvin Petties ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/mpetties ) – Co-Founder of Blockhive.org will open the meeting with a segment on Blockchain that will include the following:

What is blockchain in layman’s terms
What are some common terms you will hear in this space and what do they mean
What is the market opportunity for blockchain based products and projects
How is that market currently segmented
Where is the money currently flowing in the space
Why is this sector so hot?
What makes this tech fundamentally different from what we’ve ever seen before
Where are the low-hanging-fruit for investors
Where have current crypto hedgefunds placed their bets?
Melvin is a Digital Strategy Leader with 15 years experience in the public and private domain. His expertise is in rapid application development and proof of concept design for cutting edge, high-profile, strategic engagements. Melvin spends considerable time organizing and hosting regional conferences and seminars on the subject of blockchain and DLT’s (Distributive Ledger Technology) impact to the digital economy. He is a published writer and speaker who works diligently in the blockchain community to connect and align incentives for local talent and investment.

Want to present at a future meeting?  Send your executive summary and pitch deck to Admin@LACCUSA.com

January 9, 2018 Venture Capital Investment Presentation

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The January 9, 2018 Venture Capital Presentation featured the following companies pitching for capital:

Solve Smart Cities creates smart cities in under served communities by measuring job training and placement.

Applaud is creating a new category to serve an untapped $9 billion market for group memories.  Its disruptive, cloud-based service solves a problem nearly every family faces: easily remembering and sharing their priceless group experiences.

Its patented, social platform uses cognitive science to gather the richest stories, photos, and sentiments from all the people who matter, then includes them in a customized, digital or printed MemoryBook for each group member.  It’s an emotionally engaging activity that touches hearts and minds and creates a keepsake to share and treasure for a lifetime.

Besafemeds takes today’s technology and applies it to healthcare to deliver a discreet treatment option for STDs. We store no identifiable data on our users. Once a determination is made that a prescription is needed and subsequently transmitted to the pharmacy of your choice, all identifiable data is purged from the system. Besafemeds is staffed by physicians and nurse practitioners following standard treatment guidelines for the two most common STDs (gonorrhea and chlamydia). In an ideal world, testing should occur before treatment. However, besafemeds is here for those who need or want a discreet and quick STD treatment option.

Want to present at a future meeting?  Send your executive summary and pitch deck to Admin@LACCUSA.com

November 14, 2017 Venture Capital Investment Presentation

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The November 14, 2017 Venture Capital Presentation featured the following companies pitching for capital:

Praxicut is a Chicago-based healthcare startup located at both mHUB and Health Technology Innovation (HTI) incubator.  We create surgical simulation technology for residents and fellows to practice surgery with. Our vision for PraxiCut is to reduce medical error by providing meaningful teaching models for residents and fellows to practice surgery with- before operating on patients. We are currently developing a physical abdominal surgical simulator for practicing general surgery procedures.

 

Credence enables companies to prevent cyber-attacks through continuous monitoring of their suppliers’ cyber security strength, in real time.

 

Want to present at a future meeting?  Send your executive summary and pitch deck to Admin@LACCUSA.com

Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 Chicago Park District 2017 Vendor Networking Event

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The Chicago Park District 2017 Vendor Networking Event event was held on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at the South Shore Cultural Center. This event brought together government agencies, general contractors and MBE/WBE firms to increase communication, participation and competition for future contract awards. Government agencies in attendance included the City of Chicago, sister agencies, assist agencies and city museums.

MBE/WBE firms networked with general contractors to engage in potential business opportunities to meet or exceed compliance goals for current and future contract awards.

 

October 3, 2017 Venture Capital Investment Presentation

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The October 3, 2017 Venture Capital Presentation featured the following companies pitching for capital:

Get20 – One simple platform to manage, measure, and incentivize sales teams to respond faster to leads.  Increase sales, connect with more customers, and make your sales teams more competitive.

Errand Solutions – We make employees happy & companies popular.  We make it easier and more convenient for people to get stuff done at work with a network of preferred local vendors for every service imaginable.

ApartmentJet – Turn Vacancy into Revenue.  ApartmentJet is the only short-term rental platform built specifically to help multifamily owners and operators earn revenue with vacant units.

Want to present at a future meeting?  Send your executive summary and pitch deck to Admin@LACCUSA.com

September 16, 2017 Small Business Center on the Road Expo

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The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Small Business Center On the Road event was held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the Wilbur Wright College Events Building in Chicago, IL.  The event attracted a significant number of small business owners, start-ups, and construction-related companies. In addition to booth participation, attendants also participated in different educational sessions related to contract procurement and surety bonding.

September 5, 2017 Venture Capital Investment Presentation

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The September 5, 2017 Venture Capital Presentation featured the following companies pitching for capital:

Effici Bamo – Simplifying retail with augmented reality.

MyPhame Inc – The only site built to develop Students and Professionals of the arts…

FanFood – Order your favorite concessions directly from your smartphone.  Say goodbye to waiting in lines! With the FanFood app you can watch more of the action and never miss the big play – We help stadiums build amazing experiences!

 

Want to present at a future meeting?  Send your executive summary and pitch deck to Admin@LACCUSA.com

August 1, 2017 Venture Capital Investment Presentation

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The July 11, 2017 Venture Capital Presentation featured the following companies pitching for capital:

Nautilus Medical introduces MatrixRay.- MatrixRay enables frictionless, inexpensive transfers of all digital imaging modalities (X-Ray, MRI, CT, Sonography, etc.) and associated data and reports between clinical sites, while maintaining guaranteed security. MatrixRay also addresses the massive pent-up demand as dictated by ACA for patient empowerment and involvement in managing our own health records.

Bransys provides fleet management solutions including making autonomous driving trucks possible through GPS tracking with ELD.

AGOGIE resistance wear strengthens & supports your natural movements. Become stronger, faster, and more explosive while doing what you love.

Want to present at a future meeting?  Send your executive summary and pitch deck to lminkus@conceptequity.com

July 11, 2017 Venture Capital Investment Presentation

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The July 11, 2017 Venture Capital Presentation featured the following companies pitching for capital:

Onvector is a leader in the development of innovative non-chemical water treatment technologies. Our philosophy is simple: to design systems that provide more robust performance at lower energy cost.  Onvector is introducing the Plasma Vortex™ OV8-30 Advanced Oxidation System

 

Cultivate Advisors helps business owners develop their skills, lead their teams, plan and execute so they can grow to the next level.  Through our innovative micro consulting sessions we ensure you escape the day to day challenges of your business. With consistent follow up we help strategies become behavior. Our focus is on non-industry specific skills which means we don’t make assumptions about your business. We bring outside, cross industry realistic benchmarking to the table.

 

ANDalyze performs onsite testing for heavy metals.  ANDalyze, which estimates water-testing services as a $700 million market, applies lab techniques out of the University of Illinois that use gene-sequencing technologies of the last decade to breed DNA that bonds to water contaminants so quickly it can be done on site.

 

Want to present at a future meeting?  Send your executive summary and pitch deck to lminkus@conceptequity.com