Events: Upcoming Event

Tuesday, August 13, 2002


Topic: August Roundtable - Alternative Financing Sources and Strategies

Format: Panel or Speaker
Location: Houstonian
Time: 5:30 - 9:00pm

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Late Registration Begins: August 9th, 2002

There is also a walk up registration fee. Note that walk up registration is on a space available basis.

Event Pricing:
$30.00 per person for Entrepreneur Members
$45.00 per person for Other Members
$65.00 per person for Non-Members & Guests

Open to Members, their guests, and Non-Members

Come discuss with a panel of experts on unique and alternative financing sources and strategies to provide capital, boot strap your company, or maintain ownership control.


Late registration begins August 10th.Please note that there is an additional $5 fee for registration at the event.



Larry J. St. Martin

Larry is a Senior Director at Gemini Growth Fund, LP. and is responsible for reviewing and assessing new deals, negotiating deal structure and terms, completing due diligence and monitoring portfolio companies. Mr. St. Martin currently serves on the corporate boards of two investment companies. Prior to joining Gemini, Mr. St. Martin worked for a high net worth investor where he was involved in all aspects of financial activities including managing private and public investments and assisting in acquisitions and private investments. Mr. St. Martin was also involved in the activities of a successful technology startup and served in various financial positions at a Fortune 100 company.


James W. Carroll, CPA, CMA

Jim is President of Goldbridge Capital LLC, a boutique investment banking firm specializing in alternative public financing. Goldbridge underwrites Discretionary Drawdown OfferingsTM for public companies, helps private companies become public, and assists companies in private placements.

Jim holds a Bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, in economics and management, as well as a Master's degree in accounting from Rice University. Jim started his career as a management consultant with Ernst & Young in the late 1970's. Through the 1980's and early 1990's, he worked for the Cullen Family where he was the Chief Financial Officer of their principal company, Quintana Petroleum, for his last seven years there. In the early 1990's, Jim was also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of accounting in the graduate business school at Rice University, co-teaching a course in Strategic Cost Management. In the mid and late 1990's, he started his own group of oil and gas entities, purchasing and drilling wells both domestically and on a 1000 square mile concession he acquired in Central America. His holdings now include interests in over 400 active wells. In 2000 he also served as the Chief Financial Officer for iExalt, Inc., seeing them through their first year as a public company. He co-founded Goldbridge late in 2000 to help young companies access the public capital markets.

James B. Evans

James is the Assistant Region Director of the University of Houston Small Business Development Center. He has a staff of eleven consultants. In 1998, Mr. Evans received the Star Performer's Award from the National Association of Small Business Development Centers. In 2000 the Houston District Office of the U. S. Small Business Administration named Mr. Evans the Small Business Advocate of the Year. In 2001 Mr. Evans was promoted to Assistant Region Director for the Southeast Texas region. In this position he is ultimately responsible for General Business Consulting and International Trade Consulting.

Mr. Evans was previously employed for over twenty years as a Commercial Lender on international accounts, national accounts (fortune five hundred companies) and middle market accounts.

Mr. Evans holds a master's degree in business administration from Texas Southern University, with a concentration in finance and a bachelor's degree from The University of North Texas with a concentration in finance. He has also completed several seminars presented by the Council for Urban Economic Development (CUED)

Jack James

Originally from Oklahoma City, he graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics in 1978. He also attended graduate school in physics at the University of Texas in Austin.

Jack joined NASA at Johnson Space Center in October of 1979 where he was an instructor to train astronauts on Space Shuttle operations and procedures. He served in a variety of leadership positions in positions in training including that of Simulation Supervisor where he lead full-scale training exercises that included Mission Control, Astronauts and satellite control centers. For this work, he received the Johnson Space Center's highest award, the Certificate of Commendation.

Jack has had various assignments in management and contract acquisition. In 1995 he was served on the space flight operations contract acquisition team. This Contract Acquisition Team established a new standard for writing performance based statements of work and received several NASA Group Achievement Awards. From 1997 to 2001 he was assigned as the Mission Control Center Strategic Engineer, where he was responsible for defining Mission Control Center long range development plans.

Currently Jack is the assistant director of Office of Technology Transfer and Commercialization at Johnson Space Center. He lives in El Lago with his wife and 3 boys.

NASA Johnson Space Center
From the early Gemini, Apollo and Skylab projects to today's International Space Station and Space Shuttle Programs, Johnson Space Center in Houston continues to lead NASA's efforts in human space exploration.

The Technology Transfer & Commercialization Office supports a wide range of responsibilities, including technology evaluation, intellectual property, commercialization, patent licensing, joint development partnerships, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology (STTR) programs, grants and Space Act Agreements.





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