Clean Business Investment Summit

Founding Sponsor

Attendee, Investors and Service Providers

Investors & Service Providers

Date: Thursday, SEPTEMBER 11, 2015

Time: 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Location: Corwin Pavilion, UCSB

Over $110 million in capital investments from private equity, venture capital and angel investors has been raised over the previous 16 years for emerging growth and later stage companies participating in the California Coast Venture Forum events.

"Where Socially Responsible Investors, and Service Providers Meet Socially Responsible Entrepreneurs.

Accredited investors such as venture capital firms, high net-worth private investors, institutional investors, investment bankers and corporate strategic partners, and Service Providers supporting "Clean Businesses" are encouraged to register early to ensure participation in this sell-out event.

We encourage both Investors and Service Providers to register online using this form:

If you experience any difficulty with check-in, please call 805-495-6962

Attendees desiring a table display: Please call Alissa at 805-969-3744

Cost per:

  General Attendee - $400.00

  Service Provider - $400.00

  Student -  $50.00

  Invited  Accredited Investors, Investment Bankers & Venture   Capital Firms:             Complementary

 Other Investors  -  $50.00

 You will receive a reservation confirmation following receipt of your registration and acceptance of your payment.

Attendees will receive the following:

  • One copy of the CBIS Program Guide containing a copy of the Business  Summary for all exhibiting and presenting companies along with a list of participants and sponsors;

  • Opportunity to participate/attend the company presentation mentoring sessions;

  • Complimentary breakfast;

  • Complimentary Lunch;

  • Participation in the Investor Roundtable sessions

  • Post CBIS V Reception


Clean Business Investment Summit

Who should Attend?

 Are you:

  • A "Clean Business" interested in funding?
  • An Investor interested in "Clean Business" opportunities?
  • An Entrepreneur interested in meeting Investors?
  • A "Clean Business" Service Provider?
  • Interested in being a Sponsor?

With increased interest from investors, entrepreneurs, and businesses in emerging markets such as clean tech, ethical, green, socially responsible, and sustainable enterprises, the Clean Business Investment Summit aligns the power of capital and clean business principles to build viable, attractive, clean tech, green, socially responsible, sustainable enterprises.

All companies selected to present or exhibit will attend a special one-day "CBIS Entrepreneur Mentoring Session". This will give the entrepreneurs an opportunity to learn "How to work with investors one-on-one". Companies selected to present will be given a special one-on-one coaching session designed to assist with the refinement of their business plan presentations.

As a company selected for the CBIS as a presenter, you will be required to attend the coaching sessions in which members of our Mentoring Team will rehearse you and help you refine your Power Point presentation. You will then be prepared to pitch conference attendees, have access to investors and sponsors, have your executive summary included in the program guide, and have an exhibit table in the "Marketplace". The mentoring sessions are worth thousands of dollars in professional advice from our area's best investment bankers, lawyers and business people. They will help you in your fund raising efforts for many years to come.

If you are selected as an exhibiting company, you will be required to attend the coaching sessions in which members of our Mentoring Team will work with you on your business proposition and your executive summary will be included in the program guide, you will have access to investors and sponsors, and you will have an exhibit table in the "Marketplace".

Contact Jerry Knotts by email at:  [email protected]
In 2015, we will mark our 18th year. Clean Businesses are those that improve conditions for all stakeholders in the value chain based on a common Code of Ethics .

Common goals are:

  1. Provide superior performance at lower costs
  2. Comply with all environmental regulations
  3. Greatly reduce or eliminate ecological impact
  4. Conserve energy, water and other natural resources
  5. Improve the productive and responsible use of natural resources

CLEAN BUSINESS embraces 11 Industry Segments:

  • Business Systems
  • BioFuels
  • Renewable Energy Sources (wind, solar, geothermal, hydro)
  • Pollution Abatement
  • Agricultural Technology
  • Green Building
  • Transportation
  • Environmental Services (conservation and efficiency)
  • Lifestyle Products and Services
  • Wellness / Health / Fitness
  • Water (capture, filtration, distribution, conservation)

Clean Business™ opportunities

As the largest venture capital forum held in coastal California, CBIS brings together high impact sustainable, socially responsible enterprises to present their companies to investors looking for viable, ethical Clean Business™ opportunities. Industry sectors include clean tech, renewable energy, agriculture, technology, food & beverage, health & wellness, lifestyle products, remediation, water, and much more. Participating companies are carefully screened, vetted, and mentored. They are provided with a platform to present to leading investors through dynamic presentations and industry-focused roundtable engagements with experts, investors, media, and more. More than 575 start-up and growth companies have been introduced to venture investors and related services experts, with more than $110,000,000 invested through the Summit.