Ventures Pitches to Investors

Monday September 28
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Venture Pitches are for companies intending to scale that are raising money through Angel and/or Venture Capital investors.


Investor Panelists

Ed Colligan

Entrepreneur, leader, strategist, investor, coach.

Brian Bordley

Berkeley SkyDeck Fund
Brian Bordley is a startup operator turned venture capitalist. He has spent time in business roles at various startups (TechValidate, Marqeta, Remeeting), including time as a founder of a 3D printing company, Eucl3D, that went through Berkeley SkyDeck Accelerator in 2015. Brian is a proud Cal Bear (BA Political Science).

Frank Gerber

Blueshift Partners
Investor and business builder with substantial background in private investments, business valuation, leadership transitions, operational improvement, and board level advising. Strong experience in real estate, technology, publicly traded markets, and retail and consumer businesses including athletic wear and food. SigniVcant additional work and leadership with not-for-proVt organizations.

Stephanie Harkness

Stephanie Harkness is on the board of INDUS Holding Co. and Indus Holdings, Inc. and Managing General Partner at Opes Holdings, LLC. In her past career Ms. Harkness was Chairman-Governors Board at Silicon Valley Capital Club, Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Plastics & Engineering and Chairman for National Association of Manufacturers. Ms. Harkness received a graduate degree from San Jose State University and an undergraduate degree from California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo).


Doug Erickson

Santa Cruz Works
Doug Erickson launched his entrepreneurial journey a year after graduating from UCSC by building a windsurf company which rose to the second largest worldwide. He then entered the tech world. Six of the past companies have been acquired including Presenter, WebEx, and SugarCRM. He built the 4,100+ member Santa Cruz New Tech MeetUp which is the 8th largest in the US. He also co-founded and built CruzHacks, a 1,000+ attendee 3-day hackathon. Erickson is an angel investor in Inboard Technologies and Buoy Labs. He is also a founding member of Zentrepreneurship Life.