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Thursday April 13, 2017 | 4:30pm to 7:30pm
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Fairfield University, Dolan School of Business 
200 Barlow Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

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Crossroads Venture Group 


Crossroads Venture Group is sponsored by:

Deal Lead Sponsors:  
Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina LLP
Robinson & Cole LLP
Shipman & Goodwin LLP
Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C.
Webster Bank
Wiggin and Dana LLP

B Round Sponsors:  
Connecticut Innovations

Venture Capital Sponsors:   
Advantage Capital Partners/Ironwood Capital
Angel Investor Forum
Canaan Partners
Enhanced Capital
Horizon Technology Finance
LaunchCapital LLC

Professional Services Firm Sponsors:  
Bernstein Global Wealth Management
The Bolat Group
Dilworth IP LLC
Fairfield Partners Executive Search LLC

Pullman & Comley LLC
Vision Search Partners

Collaborative Sponsors: 
CURE Innovation Commons
Fairfield University
Quinnipiac University
Stamford Innovation Center
University of Connecticut
Yale University

Please join the movers and shakers of the investment and entrepreneurial communities for CVG's monthly Investor & Entrepreneur Network event! 
This event will be held on THURSDAY, APRIL 13. We will feature a company showcase, pitches from our entrepreneurs, networking with investors, and opportunities to connect with resources important to launching and scaling a business.

Event Agenda: 

4:30 pm | Registration, Networking & Company Showcase
5:00 pm | Welcome Address & Showcase Company Pitches 
6:30 pm | Networking Reception, Refreshments & Company Showcase

Emcee: Peter Hicks
             Senior Vice President, Webster Bank
             CVG Board of Directors

Our Showcase Companies will include:

Tomas Sanchez, Founder & CEO

Richard Portelance, President & CEO

Samantha Simmons, CEO

Melissa Davis, MD, Co-Founder & CEO

Mario Leite, Founder & President

Victor Zhang, VP Business Development

Matthew Czarnecki, Co-Founder & CEO

Additionally, we will hear pitches from the following companies from Fairfield University's recent StartUp Showcase!

Africa Requests
Julian Ashong, Diandre Clark, Kristine Miller

Kyle King

College Place
John Daniels

Matthew Fanelli, Seamus O'Brien, Abigail Sakati, Richard Saganey

Trees of Life
Kevin Gallagher, Cameron Whitelaw, Emily Yale


Are you looking to connect with active investors, industry experts & other critical resources needed to launch and scale your business?

If so, then you should become a CVG Rising Entrepreneur.

CVG's Rising Entrepreneur Membership provides you with the opportunity to:
  • Showcase at our monthly events 
  • Participate in our Private 1:1 Investor sessions
  • Receive feedback from active Investors
  • Connect with resources to launch and scale your business

All interested Companies should:
Apply via our Gust Profile


The Securities and Exchange Commission has adopted new rules that can complicate private placements and what a company can and cannot say during events such as Crossroads Venture Group sponsored events. A presentation at such an event could constitute a “general solicitation,” which could add complications and cost to compliance with applicable securities laws. Therefore, presenting companies must consult with experienced legal counsel prior to speaking at any such event.

By presenting at a Crossroads Venture Group event, each presenting company acknowledges that (i) it is their responsibility to ensure compliance with applicable securities laws, including the content of its presentation, the making of appropriate regulatory filings and the inclusion of appropriate disclaimers and legends on it's presenting material, and (ii) neither the Crossroads Venture Group nor any of its representatives is responsible for any such compliance.