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Courage Growth Partners to be sponsor of KEIRETSU FORUM MID-ATLANTIC 5th ANGEL CAPITAL EXPO

(October 05, 2017)

PHILADELPHIA, PA , Oct. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For Immediate Release

Courage Growth Partners, an innovation leadership consultancy that helps entrepreneurs and corporate innovation leaders attract investors, sharpen their value proposition, accelerate go-to-market success, and profit from alliances and partnerships , is returning as a sponsor of Keiretsu Forum’s  5th Angel Capital Expo.  Courage Growth Partners has been a supporter of Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic since 2012 and, accordingly, is a supporter of the entrepreneurial community and the Angel investing community.

“Courage Growth Partners is honored to contribute to the work that Keiretsu Forum does strengthening our entrepreneurial and angel community.”, stated Louise Yochee Klein, PsyD, who brings 20+ years of experience as a Business Psychologist, entrepreneur, inventor, matchmaker, community-builder, author and innovation leadership advisor to start-ups, corporations and investors.  “It is truly thrilling to be a supporter of Keiretsu Forum Mid Atlantic and their Angel Capital Expo.”

The Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic Region (K4-MA) – with chapters in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Pittsburgh, and New York, a part of the global Keiretsu Forum angel network strives to foster collaboration among early stage companies, angel groups and the larger investment community.

The Angel Capital Expo will take place on Thursday, October 19, 2017, from 7:30am – 6:30pm at the Union League, 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA.  The Angel Capital Expo (ACE) was initiated in San Francisco as the signature event of Keiretsu Forum, (K4).  

Attendees of the Angel Capital Expo will include approximately 150 accredited angel investors from the Mid-Atlantic Region and elsewhere in K4’s global network of 1500+ investors, accredited investors from other area angel groups, independent angel investors, VCs, and family wealth management professionals.

The featured presenters at the Angel Capital Expo will include 12 early stage companies in Internet-SaaS-cloud technology, healthcare-life sciences-medical devices, consumer products, cleantech/energy solutions, software-security-telecommunications technologies, and real estate.  

There will also be six early-stage “Fast Pitch” presenters from various K4-MA partner technology transfer offices, college and university business plan/idea competitions, and local seed-stage programs.

“Keiretsu Forum member investors have regular access to many quality angel investment opportunities” stated Howard Lubert, the Founder and Area President of Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic . “The Angel Capital Expo will provide access to enticing deal flow that should be of great interest to the angel investment community.  Many of these entrepreneurs have presented to other chapters in the network and have generated interest from Keiretsu Forum members across multiple chapters. ”

Those who are interested in registering for the Angel Capital Expo should go here.  Details on the Expo can also be found on the K4-MA website at or you can email [email protected].net or call +1 (856)-371-3136.

About Courage Growth Partners

Courage Growth Partners are business psychologists and human capital advisors. They equip entrepreneurs and corporate innovation leaders to drive value-creation by putting the right people in the right positions with the right leadership impact to accelerate capital formation and speed-to-market. Keiretsu Forum Mid Atlantic uses Courage to equip entrepreneurs to sharpen their pitch and present a clear persuasive value prop­osition. Entrepreneurs and corporate clients use Courage to assess the leadership skills of key hires, strategic advisors and high-potential innovators – and upgrade their agility, decision-making and resilience to overcome obstacles, win support, accelerate speed-to-market and execute with accountability to generate wealth. Courage is led by Dr Louise Yochee Klein PsyD and Dr Merom Klein PhD, with a footprint in PA, MD and Israel.

About Keiretsu Forum
Keiretsu Forum is a global angel investor network with more than 1500 accredited investor members throughout 52 chapters on four continents.  Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic ( consists of four chapters that function as a single entity – Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Pittsburgh and New York. Keiretsu is a Japanese term for a group of organizations with interlocking business relationships, and Keiretsu Forum is a group of accredited investors with interlocking investment interests.  Each chapter or region meets monthly to present rigorously screened candidates for investments. Keiretsu Forum’s mission is “Great Association with Quality Deal Flow.”

The Mid-Atlantic Region presents approximately five deals a month, 60 a year, to its members and accredited investor guests. In 2016 Keiretsu Forum Mid Atlantic funding about 25 entities that presented to the forum.   Approximately 36 funding applications are submitted each month to the K4-MA DealRoom website, and vetted by industry specialists. About 10 are then vetted by members at monthly screening meetings where they participate in a highly structured presentation-and-feedback-learning session.  Three to four of the screened companies are then invited to present at subsequent monthly Forum meetings.  Entrepreneurs invited to move forward to the Forum meetings must participate in mandatory professional coaching sessions to optimize the delivery of their presentations and also agree to participate in the road show to all four cities in the region, with exposure to approximately 100 investors. Subsequently, information about their companies is posted on the organization’s online global deal room for reference by all 1500+ members. For global information visit:

CONTACT: Colleen BevenourKeiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic

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