Opportunity Zones & Equity Investing in Startups
and Existing Businesses
FREE Webinar

About this Event:
Come take a look at the Opportunity Zone program as a method of investing in businesses.
The Opportunity Zone program provides a tremendous opportunity to help under-served communities and offers a path for taxable investors to capture tax-advantaged returns.
Our goal is to prepare our entrepreneurship and equity investment communities with an understanding of how to leverage and benefit from the Opportunity Zone program and give examples for how it could work with the business investment model.

Learn about:
- What are Qualified Opportunity Zone Businesses?
- How Can Opportunity Zones be Utilized by Businesses & VCs?
- Models for Investment and Partnership

Who should attend:
• Equity Investors and their advisors
• Entrepreneurs and their advisors
• Economic Development Professionals

Date And Time:
Tue, December 15, 2020
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST
An Overview of the Opportunity Zone Program in Connecticut
Alexandra Daum, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Investment Officer, DECD, State of Connecticut: Alexandra will outline key program structural elements and describe Connecticut’s standout incentives for the CT program.

Legal and Tax Considerations
Debbie Klis, Partner, Rimon Law: Debbie will provide her perspective on options for fund structuring and key factors to consider for both investors and the businesses in which they invest.

The Fund Perspective
Brian Philips, Managing Partner, The Pearl Fund: Brian will describe the Pearl Fund’s activity in the OZ space and its decision to seek equity investments in businesses located in Opportunity Zones. Case study, Micronic

Discussion & Final Thoughts
Bring your questions!

Presented by:
The Department of Economic & Community Development, Opportunity Zones Program State of Connecticut