Masters of Growth Announces Entrepreneur Forum

Top Quote Masters of Growth is a meeting for entrepreneurs of existing companies to get mentorship, advice and a platform to speak to potential investors. End Quote
  • San Jose, CA (1888PressRelease) March 09, 2012 - The iconic image of the Baby Boom generation entrepreneur is a positive snapshot of an exuberant, optimistic, hard working, forever young adult. That portrait wasn't entirely accurate even before the Great Recession, but it's hopelessly out of date now.
    There is probably not a generation more damaged by the Great Recession than the baby boomers. And there is not a profession more wounded than entrepreneurship.

    The one thing Baby Boomers seem to be certain about is that they'll need to get a little more silver if they hope to enjoy their golden years. Rather than complain about bad luck, the founders Masters of Growth decided to do something, and in particular to develop a program for entrepreneurs of their own generation. This is why and how Masters of Growth was born.

    "Masters of Growth's aim is to help traditional, old economy, main street entrepreneurs to cope with the complexity of today's markets" said Erik Ottem, co-founder of Masters of Growth. "The concern about access to capital for entrepreneurs seemed to be limiting individual growth opportunities, even for great ideas."

    The Masters of Growth forum gathers investors and strategic advisors with decades of expertise in helping start-ups and established businesses in the technology, industrial, food, entertainment, retail, B2B, and B2C fields.

    Masters of Growth does not provide funding, and gives no guarantees that every business can be helped, but if a business has a larger market, a clear and distinct source of value, and a profitable product or service, then it should come and make their pitch. Find Masters of Growth on or go to for forum details.

    About Masters of Growth in San Jose
    The founders envisioned a program modeled after existing programs to help startups to do the same thing for existing businesses that want to be more successful, and eventually, grow to exit. With combined resources, education, and a platform to seek capital, they felt entrepreneurs could reach the next level in their growth.

    The founders belong to two organizations:
    Silicon Valley Business Group, Inc. operates VR Business Brokers in San Jose. VR focuses on industrial, commercial and high tech businesses and provides business sale and valuation services.

    ValuQuest International is a strategic advisory boutique based in Palo Alto, that provides investment banking, operations consulting, and M&A transactions services to growth and start-up consumer and tech consumer clients in Silicon Valley.

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