Bull City Venture Partners is bringing together panels of investors to talk about what’s head for venture capital and angel financing in 2015. And the event is turning out to be the most popular to date in the Entrepreneurs’ Series.

In fact, organizers Jason Caplain and David Jones are looking for ways to fit in more people. Normal capacity is well above 100 people. 

“This is the most popular Entrepreneurs’ Series and we are working closely with the venue this week to see if there are ways to increase capacity,” Caplain tells WRAL TechWire.

The event will take place at the Brier Creek Country Club. (Note: WTW subscribers receive a 20 percent discount – check for the code provided exclusively to our members.)

So why is the event so popular?

The Triangle’s hot startup scene, entrepreneurs seeking funding, the success of others getting backers – and the lineup of speakers.

“Technology startups like WedPics, Automated Insights, Windsor Circle and Validic have attracted venture capital firms that have now invested here for the first time ever,” Caplain explains.

“Now those venture capitalists come here regularly for board meetings and they are open to adding to their portfolio here.

“Attendance is higher than normal because this is the only event that focuses on showcasing all these new investors.”

Caplain also says that startups participating in the events have made connections that have paid off.

“From our events, we know that ShoeBoxed and InMotionNow have both secured financing,” he says.

Out-of-region investors who have recently made deals in N.C. and are looking for more are a highlight of the event.

The Entrepreneurs’ Series event is set for Jan. 14 at the Brier Creek Country Club near RDU International Airport. WRAL TechWire is a supporter of the program. 

The Panels

Two panels have a bit of a different focus.

A group of angel investors will discuss what’s in their forecast for early-stage deals.

That group will be followed by representatives of institutional-stage firms.

“The angel panel includes some of the most active investors in the region. The venture capital panel was designed to feature out of region VCs that have invested in North Carolina companies for the first time within the last six months,” say Dave Jones and Jason Caplain, the co-founders of Bull City Venture Partners.

“We thought it would be good to showcase the new blood since they are now on the lookout for other investments in NC. This is a good chance to hear from them all at once.”

Speakers include:

  • David Drahms, Partner, Osage Partners
  • Jonathan Drillings, Senior Associate, Comcast Ventures
  • David Gardner, Angel Investor
  • Chris Heivly, The Startup Factory
  • Tom Lotrecchiano, Angel Investor
  • Ian Sigalow, Co-Founder & Partner, Greycroft Partners

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The Agenda

The agenda:

8:00-8:45am – Registration & Networking
8:45-9:35am – Angel Panel
9:35am-9:50am – Coffee Break
9:50-9:40am – VC Panel
9:40am-10:30am – Wrapup & Networking

Entrepreneurs’ Series is hosted by Bull City Venture Partners with support from Business Innovation & Growth Council, Southeast Venture Conference and WRAL Tech Wire.