Forum results in $100k-plus investment for entrepreneur

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Forum results in $100k-plus investment for entrepreneur

The annual Central Valley Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum proved to be life changing for last year’s presenter, Rahul Tiwari, founder of Spooky Action, a company that builds unmanned aerial vehicles that fly forever.

Tiwari had been unknowingly chatting with an angel investor throughout the entire event. Tiwari described the encounter as “serendipitous,” as the forum connection set Tiwari on a path to finding a lead investor for Spooky Action.

“It was totally surreal,” Tiwari said. “I had no idea he was an investor.”

Following the success of last year’s event, the Central Valley Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Clovis Veterans Memorial District (808 Fourth St., Clovis).

“The forum elevates the future of entrepreneurship in the Valley while showcasing all of the amazing ideas that not only can change the future of the Central Valley, but also the world,” said Emil Milevoj, executive director of the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

The Central Valley Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum is a collaboration between the Central Valley Fund, Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Craig School of Business and the Water, Energy and Technology Center at Fresno State..Attendees will have the opportunity to chat with industry professionals, listen in on innovative discussions regarding technology, business management, entrepreneurship and more. Tickets are $45.

If you are looking to network with industry professionals, grow your business, find an angel investor or see what it takes to make it big, the Central Valley Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum is for you.

For more information or to register, visit cvieforum.com.

For additional information contact Courtney Meinhold at 559.278.5855 or email at cemeinhold@mail.fresnostate.edu.