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New Venture Capital Scenarios: How Sharks and Kids Swim Together for Success

  • 09 Sep 2014
  • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel - LAX, 5985 West Century Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90045


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Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Time: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel LAX, 5985 West Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

New Venture Capital Scenarios:

How Sharks and Kids Swim Together for Success


Megan Gage, Founder of Hot Tot Kids Personal Care Line

A new era of unique funding sources for cosmetic and other ventures has emerged.  Crowd funding, which topped $5.1 Billion in revenue raised worldwide in 2013 from sites such as, and, has grown enormously. And media venues such as Shark Tank on ABC television are also launching or helping successful businesses grow by joining those with money to the inventors and idea-people. Both models are fueled by three key factors: the Project Creator, an entrepreneur who proposes the idea, product, service or project; the Funding Source, either an individual or group who commit to fund and support the idea; and, in some cases  A Moderator, an organization or group that bonds the parties together to monitor or carry out the proposal and report on progress. Megan Gage, our September Speaker, was able to fund her growing business at a critical time through the vehicle of Shark Tank, when Venture Capitalist, Mark Cuban decided to invest.

MEGAN GAGE - President/Founder- Hot Tot Premium Children's Personal Care

According to a New Beauty article in 2011, "A Hot Tot is defined as a 'confident and stylish youngster who gives to their neighbor and cares for our planet'." As a mother of two children, Megan began styling her kids' hair when they were infants, before learning that some hair care products contain ingredients that may not be OK for young locks.  With the encouragement of her husband, Megan and a formulating chemist created Hot Tot organic hairstyling products for children, free of harsh chemicals and dangerous ingredients, and safe enough for even sensitive children. She carved a unique niche in the marketplace for her premium line. Megan had been creating effective, premium quality children’s organic hair care for several years, but found she was stymied in her ability to expand the line as she lacked the revenue. Enter Shark Tank.  Mega will relate her experience of going through "the tank" and will also share about the competing dynamics of the children’s market and what challenges all entrepreneurs can face when launching a new line and expanding distribution.



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Arugula & Endive Salad with candied walnuts

Entrée Choices:

Broiled Filet Mignon (5 oz) served with fennel, carrots and baby red potatoes.

Grilled Fresh  Salmon served with Basmati Rice and Green Vegetables

Salad with Portobello Mushrooms, Quinoa, and Vegetables

Dessert Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Coulis served with Freshly Brewed Coffee, Tea & Iced Tea.

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