Arizona Center for Innovation (AzCI)

9040 S. Rita Road, Suite 1270

United States

Show me the Money –
Alternative Resources for Growth Capital
Growing your business takes capital. Join AZBio at AzCI for a panel discussion on Alternative Financing Options that you can use to move your business forward faster.


Date: WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2012

Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Arizona Center for Innovation (AzCI)

University of Arizona Science and Technology Park

9040 S. Rita Road, Suite 1270

Tucson, AZ 85747

Cost: $25.00


Key take Aways:

Why alternative financing and Why Now
How to find capital through unusual and multiple lending sources
How to use your Equipment as a funding vehicle
Using Purchase Orders and Accounts Receivables as a capital resource
Accessing Insured Government Loans (SBA, 7a, 504 Lending)

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Expert Panel:

Panel Moderator Charles Loew’s career spans almost 50 years has spent and a wide variety of industries. After decades of working inside some of the largest corporations, Charles graduated to the world of the entrepreneur in 2000 with MASCET LLC where he has consulted with and supported great companies from start ups to global leaders including: Eli Lilly, Bristol Myers-Squibb, Guidant, St Joseph Hospital, FDA, ACS – Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Allina Health System and Boston HealthCare Consulting.

Pam McConlogue has been in the financial arena here in the Phoenix market place for the last ten years with well respected brands including Bank One, Bank USA, Johnson Bank and now Bibby for the past year. Pam brings experience in both the consumer and commercial business sides of the banking equation to the panel as well as being licenses in realestate and insurance with series 6 and series 63 licenses.

Wade Rasmussen is the President of Amerifund, Inc. which is a company that provides equipment financing and leasing to commercial entities throughout the USA. Amerifund is a local company housed in the Scottsdale Airpark here in Arizona and works with companies that range from start-ups to the Fortune 500. Amerifund has evolved into a company with a strong presence working with small to mid-size companies in need of term debt financing secured by equipment as well as working capital. Wade’s career includes roles as an Equity Partner and Director of Operations of Capital Expressway and as the Director of Business Development for Security Financial Services.

Tim Collins has been involved in SBA lending for 24 years and has has funded over $200,000,000 in SBA loans. He specializes in loans for business acquisition, business expansion, debt restructures, and start-up; franchise and owner occupied commercial real estate. In addition, since joining BNC in February 2008 he has helped guide BNC from not participating in the SBA loan program to being a top 10 SBA lender in Arizona. In 2011 he was named SBA Financial Services Champion of the Year for Arizona.

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