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8/7/18, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Three  companies will present in the usual BNC format.  

They each will have 10 minutes to answer the following six questions:

What's the product or service?
Why will the customer buy it?
What's AMAZING about the management team?
How does the company make money?
What traction does the company have?
How does the investor make money?

The 15- 20 minute structured Q & A with the audience, surrounding the six questions, will follow each presentation.


IoT America  is harnessing the advances in wireless, data analytics, and artificial intelligence to bring solutions for productivity improvement, cost reduction, and conservation of scarce resources to Rural America.
The ability to collect data from wireless sensors and deliver actionable data is commonly referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT America is focused on rural America and its challenges and opportunities. They address many of the impediments that hinder growers and ranchers from flourishing.  IoT America brings enhanced IoT solutions and services to rural America. They have created a comprehensive Solution Catalog with vetted applications that are pre-configured and cost-effective to deliver measurable ROI, value and benefits from day one. They reduce the complexity by simplifying, delivering, managing and monitoring IoT solutions.

First Approval Source is a profitable technology-based provider of outsourced Finance and Insurance (F&I) services to Marine, RV, Powersport and Independent Automobile Dealers. This represents 39,000 dealers potentially doing $2.2B in financing each year and leaving $4B on the table annually.
In 2017 they recorded $1.3M in revenue.
Currently, they serve profitably as the Finance Manager for dealerships in those industries who either do not have this function or who are just really bad at it. By converting their current technology from SalesForce and other commercially available subscription- based solutions to solution specific proprietary technology they reduce their costs and open the door to licensing their solution to others.

Nexus A.I.   is a Chicago-based technology company that serves over 500 brands as clients. The Company's first   product,  ConceptDrop , pairs brands with a vetted community of creative freelancers. Nexus A.I. helps brands make informed resource decisions through the power of data science.  At Nexus A.I., they believe that talent is equally distributed, but opportunities are not. Their goal is to build an infrastructure that can help bring opportunities to the most talented people.

Nexus A.I. is a 500 Startups Company that was named to 50 On Fire, LinkedIn's Next Wave,  and the 100 Coolest Companies in Chicago.

One more presenter will be announced before the meeting.

If you can't make this meeting, join us on TUESDAY, September 4th.

Venture Shot Calendar    -   

Latin American Chamber of Commerce - loans, contract procurement, and business consulting.
Business and Contract Consultants
Loan and Business Consulting

Grow Revenues Scale Business Get Funded
Grow Revenue

Concept Equity Group
Strategic and Financial Advisory

Erik Schlesinger , CEO of Alpha Consulting and member of FinTank, Chicago's first FinTech Hub, presented and lead a discussion entitled  "Cryptocurrency Overview: Separating Fact & Fiction" .

iConsumer - Shop and get to have the experience of getting free bitcoin and shares in a publicly traded company. Over 1700 stores including eBay, Staples, L.L. Bean, Walgreens, 1-800-flowers. Easy to sign up for free.  Here's iConsumer's link...............
  Sign-up near the bottom of the webpage. Also available as an app for iOS and Android.

CERES -   CoolMellon, via the first ever Initial Coin Offering (ICO) executed as an SEC publicly tradable security, issued the first digital Cryptocurrency (the CERES coin)  to solve the banking obstacles faced by the $20B legal cannabis industry as well as being an alternative investment vehicle for the $100B Cryptocurrency market.

Their CERES coin provides peer-to-peer methodology for conducting secure and auditable financial transactions in the legal medicinal and adult use cannabis industry. They provide solutions to problems facing patients/customers, doctors, growers, processors, dispensaries, bankers, investors, auditors and regulators. The CERES coin also serves as an alternative investment asset for holders of various Cryptocurrencies.

Make sure you check with Freeborn  to protect your interests.
Evening Meeting includes hor d'oevers and beverages
Questions? Call Len Bland at 847-317-0656 or write 
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