IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sunstone Management has announced that it is the primary sponsor of today’s first day of CSU demo. The event, which is open to founders affiliated with any California State University community campus, will allow the CSU community to connect with equity and angel investors all in one place. Sunstone’s sponsorship comes from a charitable donation from the Sunstone Community Fund.
Demo Day will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the campus of California State University, Long Beach.
“Through the Sunstone Community Fund, we are committed to supporting the early-career entrepreneurial community at our California universities, and so we are thrilled to support CSU Demo Day,” said John Keisler, CEO and Managing Partner. from Sunstone Management. “With nearly 500,000 students enrolled in the CSU system each year, Demo Day is sure to welcome a diverse cast of founders from across the state who are the next generation of California creators.”
“Partnering with Sunstone to provide a forum for startups across California State University’s 23-campus system to pitch to investors in one place is a potential game-changer for innovation in California,” said Wade Martin. , from the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. at California State University, Long Beach. “The CSU Demo Day pitch event is a unique opportunity for faculty, staff, students, and alumni startups to raise working capital or seed funding to bring their idea to market! We’re excited to launch this event and believe it will grow significantly in the years to come.
Twenty-five startups will present at CSU Demo Day.
About Sunstone Management: Fastest Growing US Company According to Financial Times (FT)
Sunstone Management is a diversified private equity firm located in Southern California that invests in various early-stage technology entrepreneurs looking to build great companies. We believe in the aspirational power of the US economy to attract and inspire investors and entrepreneurs around the world. We offer exciting new opportunities for economic growth through the creation of innovative public-private partnerships and our unique experience in the public, educational and private sectors.
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About the Sunstone Community Fund
The Sunstone Community Fund is a donor-advised fund managed by the National Philanthropic Trust. This is an important part of Sunstone Management’s vision to advance public benefit programs that support the development of inclusive and vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems. The SCF supports a network of universities, nonprofits, and government agencies that develop and implement academic entrepreneurship programs, early-stage technology accelerators, and advance local economic development through inclusive entrepreneurship and innovation.
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