"I attended your conference for the first time. I was impressed with the organization, the preparation levels of the presenting companies and the environment that your group created. I hope to be able to participate again soon. I will certainly encourage our companies to get involved with your "Mentoring Process" when the time comes again. [...]
"Congratulations on a great event. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you (WBI) better and my only regret is that it took this long (my fault). I look forward to participating in future events and to helping you and Wayne Brown in Idaho any way I can."
"I wanted to take a few minutes to congratulate you and the Institute for presenting such a professional and well-organized conference. The entire experience has been tremendously positive and constructive. As I may have mentioned to you before, despite my previous entrepreneurial success, this is my first exposure to the capital equity market. Thanks to [...]
"The process was more than helpful and yes, I am more than willing to be a 'poster child' for WBI going forward. There are several aspects of the relationship that we should capture before they are forgotten: 1. Mike Levinthal's role 2. Mentor Team's role in preparation 3. Mentor Team's ongoing involvement with Northface Univ. [...]
Our CVN Deal Maker Team reduced our 40 minute company presentation to a 10 minute investor overview presentation. Their help saved us thousands of dollars and weeks of work.
Over the years, I have invested in four early stage companies that were introduced to me at Investors Choice Conferences. Both Investors Choice, and Cooperative Venture Network have been a great source of deal flow.
It is so fun to catch a young, energetic, inexperienced team that wants to change the world… you role-play it, you rehearse it and prepare them and then you see them up there on the podium and you say 'wow!' It’s very satisfying.
"What the Wayne Brown Institute does for a new entrepreneur is connect to the right people that can really help, that can help you get connected to potential investors, and guide you forward My mentoring team really helped me get my elevator pitch to 10 minutes and that was tremendously valuable in helping me be [...]
"WBI is an enormously valuable component in the state of Utah for furthering entrepreneurship and raising capital. It’s innovative in encouraging leadership … with a wonderful plan and system to do that. [The Mentors] all had different perspectives from their different fields of expertise, so having a diverse group of mentors look at your deal [...]
"We were able to come in contact with a venture capital group and successfully raise money, primarily through the presentation and skills learned through the WBI Process. First time entrepreneurs in particular should really look into the capabilities of WBI…The mentoring experience has proven invaluable for me and will be the same for all start-up [...]