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Startup Funding Discussion Panel Announced | Start Up Your Startup St. Louis

If there’s one piece of the startup equation we get asked about the most here at Blayzer, it’s

‘How do I fund my startup’?

When it came down to planning our Start Up Your Startup event, we knew we wanted to talk about funding and finance. The question was how to go about it.

After a lot of conversations internally and with our event partners, we came to the agreement that what people are really looking for isn’t generalized information. It’s specific answers to their specific questions. Ultimately, we decided that instead of following the beaten path and having a selection of experts across the spectrum of angel investment, venture capital, and traditional funding give individual presentations about startup finance, we would invite the speakers to sit on a discussion panel. This alternative format will allow our attendees to steer the conversation toward topics that are most relevant to their exact needs and situations.

Our Startup Funding Discussion Panel will be anchored by Rick Holton, Jr. (General Partner of Holton Capital Group and Cultivation Capital), Scott Levine (Managing Partner of AEGIS Financial Services and iSelectFund), and Mark Rosenkranz (Branch Manager at U.S. Bank) will answer event attendees’ most pressing questions about new business finance. Discussion will be moderated by serial entrepreneur and startup expert, Paul Heirendt. Paul is pulling double-duty as a speaker earlier in the program.

About Rick Holton

Rick is a General Partner at Holton Capital Group and Cultivation Capital. Rick serves on the boards of Anchor Packaging, Arch Framing & Design, aisle411, Bonfyre, WealthAccess, Innovate St. Louis, Arch Grants, Academy of Science, the Olin Alumni Board, and the Great Rivers Habitat Alliance. He is also an active member of the St. Louis chapter of the Entrepreneurs Organization.

About Scott Levine

Scott is the Founder of AEGIS Professional Services, a venture-focused law firm and business consultancy with 20 professionals founded in 2003.  In 2013, Scott and his partners started iSelect Fund, a venture fund that provides investors with a diversified portfolio of promising early-stage private venture investments that have been evaluated by an elite committee of successful entrepreneurs and accomplished venture investors. Learn more here:

About Start Up Your Startup St. Louis

Start Up Your Startup is a no-cost seminar and networking event that will shed new light on tools and tactics startups, SMBs and entrepreneurs can use to transform their bright ideas into successful business strategies. The event will be held on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 at the Venture Café at CIC St. Louis in the new CORTEX Innovation District, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Learn more, see the full program schedule, and register at