April 30, 2013

B Revolution Investor Workshop & Dinner April 30th

Tuesday, April 30th 2013

B Revolution Capital Hosts

Investing in B Corporations”

Part 1: Investor Workshop

Followed by

Part 2: Pitch Dinner

at Cross Campus in Santa Monica


B Revolution Capital Member Ticket :

Free (Ticket included with Annual Membership)*

Non-Member Ticket :

$100 (Accredited Investors Only)

Space is Limited

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*B Revolution Capital Annual Membership : $1,500

(see all Membership benefits below)

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Event Details: http://brevolution.nationbuilder.com/b_revolution_capital_investor_dinner_april3013

Start: April 30, 2013 3:00 pm
End: April 30, 2013 8:00 pm
Venue: Cross Campus
820 Broadway Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90401, United States
Cost: 1500.00

April 23, 2013

CrowdImpact Social Enterprise Party

Register: http://socialenterprisepartyla.eventbrite.com/

Start: April 23, 2013 6:00 pm
End: April 23, 2013 9:30 pm
Venue: ROC
604 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, 90401, United States
Cost: Free

March 25, 2013 – March 29, 2013

B Revolution Capital Accelerator

B Corporation Accelerator

1 Week.

2 Outcomes.

1. Prepare to Raise Mission-Aligned Capital*







Custom Business Analysis

- Individual Business Analysis from B Revolution Capital President Jacquelyn Hunter

- Team Workshops grouped by Key Issues

Financial Strategy

- Valuation & Valuation Drivers

- Pricing & Competitive Positioning

- Data-driven Financial Modeling

- Market Research

- Breakeven Analysis

Capital Raise

- Types and Sources of Investment Capital

- Defining the Amount and Use of Funds

- Key Investment Instruments and Terms

- Dilution and Exit

- Pitching and Pitch Materials

2. Become B Corporation Certified*







Legal Structure

- Statute Analysis

- Purpose Structuring

- Board Duties

- Board Procedure

- Legal Formation and Adaptation

- Bylaws Amendments

B Corp Assessment

- Assessment Overview

- Completion of Initial Assessment Round

- Documentation Overview

- Program, Policy, and Process Development

B Corp Certification

- Impact Strategy Archetypes

- Business Model Innovation

- Stakeholder Engagement

- Branding and Marketing

* B Revolution Capital cannot guarantee the results or performance of any venture participating in the accelerator program.

Your B Corporation Experts


  • Drafting Author of B Lab’s legislative memorandum
  • Author of the leading  peer-reviewed scholarly publication on the benefit corporation legal entity
  • Dean’s Scholar JD/MBA at Pepperdine University
  • Founder , Chairman of Citizens for Social Justice, 501(c)3


  • Professor of Business and Sustainability at Pepperdine University
  • SHFT.com strategist
  • Expert in multi-attribute decision analysis (MADA) for sustainable business strategy
  • 10+ years Wall Street M&A experience
  • MBA, Pepperdine University


  • Investor’s Circle Venture Fellow
  • Founder of the Thunderbird Angel Network (TAN)
  • Early-stage capital expert who has placed over $10M in new ventures
  • MBA, Thunderbird Global School of Management


Cost: $1,000 ($500 for each add’l team member)

When: March 25-29

M-F 9am-12pm, W 1pm-4pm


Where: Cross Campus

Santa Monica

Apply: https://gust.com/angel-group/b-revolution-capital/apply

Winners Present to 20+ B Corporation Investors at the May 16, 2013
B Revolution Capital Investor Dinner


B Revolution Capital is a membership association for accredited investors interested in investing in early-stage, high-growth-potential B Corporations with a capital need of $50,000-$1M. Founded in 2012, the group boasts over 20 active individual and institutional participants .

Start: March 25, 2013 9:00 am
End: March 29, 2013 12:00 pm
Venue: Cross Campus
820 Broadway Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90401, United States
Cost: $1,000 ($500 for each additional team member)

February 27, 2013

LaunchFEST LA- co-hosted by B Revolution Capital

LaunchFEST LA- February 27th in Santa Monica- Register Today!

We are pleased to be co-hosting LaunchFEST LA, a venture pitch program produced by AngelLaunch on Feb 27 in Santa Monica. This event is hosted by AngelLaunch, General Assembly, FilmBreak, B Revolution Capital, and Excel PR.
We hope you will join us! Space is limited, and this event will sell out. This event features startups and investors in four distinct markets, including tech, entertainment, mobile and digital health, and social entrepreneurship.

Event: LaunchFEST LA
Place: General Assembly 1520 2nd Street Santa Monica. Parking in public lot.
Date: Wed. Feb 27 3pm-9pm
Event Producers: AngelLaunch, B Revolution Capital, Film Break, General Assembly, and Excel PR
Contact: Zahava Stroud 310 736 1541 Zahava@angellaunch.com
Website: www.launchfestla.eventbrite.com
Cost: $35 program, dinner and drinks; $55 for demo spot.

Startups, apply to pitch for funds on website. Selected companies pitch for 3-5 minutes, and then hear comments from judges. The judges evaluate the pitches and investment prospects for the company.

Investors can apply to judge venture forum.

Each session consists of a 30 minutes panel, and 45 minutes of venture pitch presentations with comments from judges. The judges evaluate the pitches and investment prospects for the company.

Here is the program:
Session 1: Creative Content Projects-FILM, TV, VIDEo, WEB, GAMES, MUSIC
Session 2: Digital and Mobile Health, Fitness, and Wellness Ventures
Session 3: Tech/Web Ventures: Digital media, web, mobile, software, hardware, devices. 
Session 4: Social Impact Investing and Social Entrepreneurship 
Keynote: Rob Tercek

Schedule: 3pm-8pm
3:00-4:15 Creative Content Ventures
Understand specific strategies for media, games, film, TV, video and entertainment startups including attracting customers, forging partnerships, managing eCommerce, pricing, negotiating deals, and meeting producers. Learn how to attract customers, forging partnerships, pricing, negotiating deals.
Brad Wyman, Indiegogo, Vertical Lead for Film, Web, Video, TV
Melinda Moore, SVP, Entertainment Media Ventures
Jennifer Collins, Vice President of Digital Revenue, Los Angeles Times
Yair Laundau, Founder, MK Capital

3:00-4:15 SESSION 2: Mobile and Digital Health, Wellness and Fitness
Mobile and digital solutions have huge market opportunities with impending Obama care. These solutions are changing the way healthcare is delivered and received. Our experts discuss key players in this market and funding strategies—tech startups, incubators, angels, hospital providers, physicians, patients, pharma, payers, and programmers. Understand their unique goals, perspectives, and challenges to growing and implementing mobile and digital health strategies.
Houman Haghighi, QUALCOMM, Manager of Business Development, North America
Howard Leonhardt, Cal-X Stars Business Accelerator, Founder
Marcus Filipiovich, Emeritus Director Pasadena Angels, Founder Ikona Medical Corp
Scott Sangster, Founder, Health in Reach, Member Tech Coast Angels
Ahmed Enany, President & CEO, Southern California Biomedical Council (SoCalBio)

4:15-4:30 Networking and snacks

4:30-5:45 SESSION 3: Raising Money from Crowdfunding and Angels for Tech Ventures
Learn how to raise funds for startups, tech ventures, business ideas, inventions, nonprofits, and entertainment projects. Understand differences between equity funding, donations, and crowdsourcing. Hear insider tips on how to reach your goals, use your existing network for marketing, and how angels can use crowdfunding to enhance their investments.
Ray Chan, Founder, K5 Launch
Steve Schlenker, Partner, DN Capital
Marcus Filipovich, Director Emeritus Pasadena Angels, Entrepreneur Ikona Medical Corp

4:30-5:45 SESSION 4: Social Impact Investing and Social Entrepreneurship hosted by B Revolution Capital
We discuss funding strategies for social impact or sustainable ventures, and the metrics and investment strategies for socially responsible investments. Understand how to collaborate with nonprofits and for-profit social enterprises and corporate social responsibility initiatives which are designed to foster common social missions.

5:45-6:15 Networking and food

6:15-7:00 Keynote with Rob Tercek


Digital media veteran Robert Tercek has spent his entire career launching successful new media services by identifying opportunities long before they become mainstream. He launched the first massively successful online games, the first interactive television shows and the first mobile video networks, the first mobile games, and much more. Every time, he proceeded from a hypothesis grounded in market data. Now, at LaunchFest, Tercek plans to share his vision for the single biggest trend that will change everything. Don’t miss this keynote speech if you want to learn about the trend that will reshape entire industries and expose colossal new business opportunities.

7:00-9:00 Networking Reception with Investors over drinks and food.
Start: February 27, 2013 3:00 pm
End: February 27, 2013 7:00 pm
Venue: General Assembly
1520 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA, United States
Cost: $35.00

February 15, 2013

B Revolution B Corp Pitch Competition and Workshop

B Corporation Pitch Competition

With a FREE Workshop

Are you an early-stage social enterprise or sustainable business looking for seed funding and knowledge about how to raise capital? Register today for the opportunity to attend the B Corporation Pitch Competition in front of our live panel of impact investor judges!

You’ll also gain FREE attendance to a two-hour workshop on how to Structure, Fund, and Market B Corporations taught by the experts at B Revolution Consulting.

B Revolution Capital, the world’s first accredited investor network providing early-stage capital to B Corporations, and Pepperdine University Waves of Service are co-hosting the competition and will select the top 15 applicants to pitch on February 15th, 2013!

Date: February 15th, 2013

Time: 1:00pm – 5:30pm

Location: Pepperdine University, Malibu CA

Register to Attend:

The competition event on February 15th, 2013 is free to attend, but you must register using the eventbrite link. Finalists selected to pitch at the event will register separately for $50 per company.

Prizes for the Pitch Competition:

  1.  $1,000  cash + B Corp Certification Assistance from B Revolution+ Automatically a Finalist in the CROWDIMPACT Competition in April (see details below)*
  2. B Corp Certification Assistance & Pitch Assistance from B Revolution
  3. B Corp Assistance from B Revolution


1:00pm-3:00pm: B Corp Workshop- Structure, Fund & Market Your B Corp

3:00pm-4:00pm: 15 finalists pitch live in front of a panel of judges

4:00pm-5:00pm: Networking Event with snacks and refreshments

5:00pm-5:30pm: Pitch Competition winners announced

Workshop Details:

Legal Structure for Social Enterprise

  • For-profit or non-profit? Hybrid or joint venture?
  • Benefit corporation? L3C? Flexible Purpose Corporation?
  • Corporate governance for mission-driven enterprises
  • How to manage your board of directors

Early-Stage Finance for Social Enterprise

  • Early-stage capital and the impact investing trend
  • Business planning and financial modeling
  • How to locate and pitch to an impact investor
  • Term negotiation


Marketing and Strategy for Social Enterprise

  • B Corporation certification process and optimization
  • Branding for B Corporations
  • Developing a marketing strategy for sustainable business
  • Optimizing your value chain for customer, employee, and community relationship management

Benefits of the Workshop:

How to Structure Your Social Enterprise

  • Intensive 30 min workshop to help you understand the legal implications of business model selection, and the available legal structures for social enterprise business models
  • Go home with a thorough understanding of the legal issues facing your social enterprise

How to Finance Your Social Enterprise

  • Intensive 30 min workshop to let you gain expert input on the market research, financial modeling, and capital needs of your social venture
  • Understand the early-stage impact capital landscape and what it takes to raise capital for your social enterprise

B Corporation Competitive Strategy

  • In this 30 min workshop, Professor Bikel will walk participants through B Revolution’s proprietary value chain optimization process, helping you identify new market opportunities and internal efficiencies
  • Understand the B Corporation certification process and how you can use it to brand and find new market opportunities for your social enterprise

*CROWDIMPACT Competition Details

We also have some phenomenal news: the WINNER of the February 15th competition will now be AUTOMATICALLY entered to pitch at CROWDIMPACT, the world’s largest social enterprise pitch event we are hosting with Crowdfunder in April.

The finalists of CROWDIMPACT will be pitching live in front of over $100M of potential investment capital in the audience by way of investor-attendees, and the top finalists will receive cash and in-kind prizes (more details coming really soon).

Besides the chance at a great prizes and exposure to some of the most active impact angels and investment funds in the country, you’re getting to join CROWDIMPACT weeks before the larger crowd, and establishing your edge early on.

You can pre-register to CROWDIMPACT today. To get started just follow these three easy steps:

(1) Join the Social Enterprise Community on Crowdfunder

(2) Create your personal profile – After joining the Social Enterprise Community you’ll be directed to sign up and create your profile.

(3) Create your company profile –Once you have your personal profile, you’ll be able to create your company profile

Get started Now!

Note:You are not required to run a crowdfunding campaign in order to be eligible, although Crowdfunder will deliver a 30-minute workshop on the benefits of running a campaign and how to do so at the Feb 15 event.


Start: February 15, 2013 1:00 pm
End: February 15, 2013 6:00 pm
Venue: Pepperdine University
Malibu, CA, United States
Cost: Free

January 17, 2013

B Revolution Capital Launch Party and Investor Dinner

Join us in celebrating the launch of B Revolution Capital, an angel investor network that will unite sustainable entrepreneurs looking for value-added growth capital and Angel Investors pursuing investments that deliver financial, social, and  environmental returns.


Event Details

What: Networking reception showcasing exciting local social enterprises

Who’s invited: Social entrepreneurs, angel investors, philanthropists, wealth management professionals and anyone excited about achieving a social impact through investment.

When:  Thursday, January 17, 2013, 6–8 PM

Where: Cross-Campus, 820 Broadway Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Light Refreshments and Appetizers will be served

** Note – at 7:30, there will be a investor dinner in a different room.  This portion of the evening is for accredited investors only and , as such, has a separate registration.  If you’re an accredited investor, you can register here:http://brevolutioncapitalinvestordinner.eventbrite.com
Start: January 17, 2013 6:00 pm
End: January 17, 2013 8:00 pm
Venue: Cross Campus
820 Broadway Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90401, United States

November 28, 2012

Start-up Venture Summit

For High Growth Startups Seeking Funding or Partners.
All Stages Welcome: 
PreLaunch, Early and Mid Stage

  • Pitch to serious multi million dollar investors and angels
  • Hear from successful entrepreneurs who share their lessons learned
  • Network with prospective corporate customers and clients in yourmarket niche
  • View cool demos and hear exclusive insights from tech influencers
  • Forge deals and partnerships to make valuable connections
  • Grow your venture to the next level for a profitable exit strategy


Fore more details, visit: www.StartupVentureSummit.com

Date: November 28, 2012
Venue: Courtyard Marriott Westside
6333 Bristol Pkwy , Culver City, CA, 90230, United States
Cost: $95

November 17, 2012 – November 18, 2012

Green Festival Los Angeles

Rebecca Mink Presents: California Dreaming: An Eco-Fashion Show

24 OCTOBER 2012

rebecca_minkCalling all Los Angeles Fashionistas!

Head to Los Angeles Green Festival November 17-18 and check out the latest in eco-friendly and vegan wear, promoting and supporting environmental initiatives and animal rights, as Rebecca Mink presents, “California Dreaming: An Eco-Fashion Show.”

Rebecca Mink, a native of southern California, has devoted her entire life to the mission of preserving the planet and the humane treatment of animals.


This is just one of many featured exhibitors.  Fore more details, visit: http://www.greenfestivals.org/la/programming

Start: November 17, 2012
End: November 18, 2012
Venue: LA Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa St , Los Angeles, CA, 90015, United States

November 15, 2012

StreetCraft LA launch party

“Please join us this Thursday night 6-9 to help launch its retail pop-up location on Main Street in Santa Monica (in the old Zephyr Surf Shop building no less). Come see what we’ve been up to!  We are excited to continue building on our recent success at the LA Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch competition where we were awarded the Annenberg Audience Award.

Refreshments and music will be provided and the Streetcraft LA product line will be on display and available for purchase with all proceeds being reinvested in the artists and the program.  Please RSVP to rgoldberg@sbaycenter.com .”

Start: November 15, 2012 6:00 pm
End: November 15, 2012 9:00 pm
Venue: Zephyr Surf shop
2009 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90405, United States

October 30, 2012

SBC Reception at LivingHome

Steve Glenn, Chair of the Board of the Sustainable Business Council, invites you to a SBC Forum Reception for members and guests for an admission price of $25. The reception features an insightful talk by Gary Gerber, Founder, President & CEO, Sun Light & Power. Gary Gerber is widely recognized as a solar pioneer and industry leader. He served four consecutive terms as President of the California Solar Energy Industry Association (CalSEIA) and remains highly active in industry policy matters. Gary’s talk takes place on Tuesday, October 30, 2012.

The SBC Forum Reception will be held at Steve Glenn’s LivingHome. The prefabricated LivingHome, designed by Ray Kappe, FAIA, and assembled in eight hours, was the first home in the nation to be certified LEED Platinum®.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

2914 Highland Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90405

There is street parking. This is a residential neighborhood, so please be respectful of neighbors.


Start: October 30, 2012 7:00 pm
End: October 30, 2012 9:00 pm
Venue: Steven Glenn's "LivingHome"
2914 Highland Ave. , Santa Monica, CA, 90405, United States
Cost: 25

SOCENT LA Tuesdays October

SocEnt.LA Tuesdays October
Hosted by LA Acumen Fund Los Angeles
Tuesday – October 30th @ 6:30pm
Cork Bar
403 W 12th St
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Start: October 30, 2012 6:30 pm
End: October 30, 2012 9:30 pm
Venue: Cork Bar
403 W 12th St , Los Angeles, CA, 90015, United States

October 26, 2012

PictureHealing Launch Party featuring SocEnt.LA

Join us for an exclusive celebration of the LA Social Enterprise community and the re-launch of PictureHealing’s all new DIY Custom Charity Apps! We’ll be featuring some of LA’s most awesome social enterprises as well as a few local Non-Profits we love too! 

It’s going to be a boat load of fun/friends/drinks/love/dancing and a few tricks and treats too!


Spooky Party Time Launch Party
PictureHealing Launch Party featuring SocEnt.LA
Yes, Dress up and snag a Roozt.com Swag Bag!
Friday – October 26, 9pm – until you drop dead

Wokcano in Santa Monica, 1413 Fifth st, Santa Monica, CA 90401



Doors are at 9 and the first 250 people who come will get a bad-ass swag bag from our friends at Roozt.com!!



Start: October 26, 2012 9:00 pm
End: October 26, 2012 11:55 pm
Venue: Wokano
1413 Fifth st, Santa Monica, CA, 90401 , United States

October 25, 2012 – October 27, 2012

Net Impact 2012 National Conference

Accelerate your impact. The annual Net Impact Conference is the premier event for students and professionals using their careers for good. For our 20th anniversary conference, we are bringing together more than 2,800 changemakers from all over the world and 300 dynamic speakers from across industries, from Fortune 500 companies to emerging nonprofits.

This October 25 to 27 in Baltimore, Maryland, we will explore how to take all we’ve accomplished over the past 20 years and accelerate our impact to forge real solutions for the decades to come.


For more details, see http://netimpact.zerista.com/

Start: October 25, 2012
End: October 27, 2012
Venue: Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD, United States

October 23, 2012 – October 25, 2012

Investors’ Circle Fall 2012 Venture Forum

See http://www.investorscircle.net/as_fall-2012-overview-and-fees for more details.

Start: October 23, 2012
End: October 25, 2012
Venue: Park Central Hotel
Phone: 2122478000
870 Seventh Ave at 56th St , New York City, 10019

October 20, 2012

Microfinance discussion at the Hub LA

Microfinance: To What Purpose?
Want to learn more about MicroFinance?
Saturday – October 20th @ 2pm
The Hub LA
830 Traction Ave, Suite 3A Los Angeles, CA
Use SocEnt.LA Member only Promo code to get 10% off!
Code: L@MN-MF

Start: October 20, 2012 2:00 pm
End: October 20, 2012 4:00 pm
Venue: The Hub LA
830 Traction Ave, Suite 3A , Los Angeles, CA, United States
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