Ritz Group 2020 Events

In 2019 the Ritz Group produced over 25 member-based events consisting of Shark Attack, Angel Clubs, Entrepreneur Clubs and Private Equity Training for Entrepreneurs


Digital Shark Attack is NEW for 2020.

The Ritz Group is proud of producing over 50 Shark Attacks, screening over 1,000 companies, helping over 150 companies pitch, and welcoming over 70 Sharks to judge.  In 2020 our goal is to extend this experience and take it to the next level.   We believe the path is going digital and conducting the shark attacks online monthly.

This will enable us to feature MORE companies and enhance the learning experience for non-presenting entrepreneurs who attend.  More importantly, our "live" aiessments wistors investors who want contact for a second date.   The ability to capture the session online has the advantages to archive the session, but also post it for on-demand review by investors who were not able to attend.    The archive will also be posted on the presenters profile on the Ritz Group Member profile - Powered by Brite Idea Lab.  (learn more)


November 21, 2019

Shark Attack is our physical networking main event where 4 companies “Pitch” to  3 ICON Sharks.   We have conducted over 50 Shark Attacks, screened over 1,000 companies with 150 pitching to over 80 ICON Sharks.    Shark Attack is industry oriented featuring blockchain/crypto, entertainment, veterans, food & beverage, cyber security and healthcare.     Event marketing 4x/month keeps Ritz Group 3,600 subscribers updated.  (more) 



Pitch Tank is the online virtual venue that Shark Attack uses to screen Pitch Applicants,  in addition to providing pitch training for both rapid fire and presenting companies.  Pitch Tank uses GoToMeeting (access code = 389-186-7570)      To Apply


4:30 to 5:30 The event begins with networking along with a chance to mix and mingle up close with our Exhibitors


Exhibiting guarantee you will be seen as well as providing you with a chance to pitch and get feed-back.

Exhibitors have a 6' table with cloth and power strip.  Exhibitors should bring signage and flat Screen to demo or dispay your power point.  Set Up begins at 4:00pm


5:30 to 7:30  begins the Main Event.  Shark Attack features both companies doing a 3-minute rapid fire and 4 companies presenting for 4 minutes to be followed by 10 minutes of questions from the Sharks.

Shark critiques complete the drill and provide the audience and pitching company with connections and valuable advice

Upcoming 2020 Events


Angel Club Monthly Luncheons  "connect" the Ritz Group to the Georgia Angel Community.   The purpose is to discuss deal flow.   It is our Angel "Think Tank" for what’s happening and what is needed.    By deploying hosted clubs to Atlanta Metro "centers of entrepreneurial excellence,"  we connect-the-dots within the remote Angel community.

Angel Club is for Accredited Angels who are members of the Ritz Group and their guests.  Angel Club Luncheons begin at 12:00 and end at 1:30.   After Angel introduction, each will discuss their recent investments and/or what's happening in their investment space.  (more) 


Seminars, Lectures and Speaking Engagements.    Larry White is a frequent panelist, keynote speaker and lecturer on Entrepreneurs, Corporate Innovation and Private Equity Finance.  He is the Author of the Capital Drill a new model for creating and managing private shareholder companies

Larry has a dual career as a corporate executive and as an entrepreneur focused on the technology and consumer goods market segments.

He is currently the owner of the Ritz Group - a non-profit that connects entrepreneurs with private investment capital.  He is also the founder of Retail Electronic Visions,  a Match As A Service (MaaS)  platform developer, in addition to co-founder of Brite Idea Labs, Corporate Foundry and the Aisles.

He is also on the boards of several companies, an avid boater, veteran, sports enthusiast and most proud of his family values.       (more) 


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