Keiretsu Forum SoCal and ShowStoppers May 12th Showcase - Friday, May 12, 2023

Friday, May 12 / 2023 - Virtual Forum
  • Friday, May 12, 2023
  • 08:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST
  • → Online here
  • Access will be granted upon approval

ShowStoppers® partners with Keiretsu Forum Southern California ( to help journalists discover startups mentored and pitching for funding by the community of accredited private equity investors, venture capitalists, corporate and institutional investors, incubators, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and universities.

8:00 AM          Welcome, Introductions                        

Connie Harrell, Keiretsu SoCal, and Dave Leon, ShowStoppers 

Entrepreneur Presentations:

Each Company/Brand will have a 3–5-minute video and will answer two questions 

8:10 AM             Smart Cups, Inc, Chris Kanik

Smart Cups Inc., The future of consumer products. Patented printed ingredient tech enables waterless transportation, saving space and reducing truck trips. From mouthwash to bone broth, energy drinks to medication. One of Time Magazine’s 100 Best Inventions of the Year. About to compete on “Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars.” 

8:15 AM             Evolectric Inc, Bill Beverley

Evolectric, Seed-stage venture with software, hardware and battery solutions that swap out internal combustion engines to repower, refurbish and electrify fleets of commercial vehicles 

8:20 AM             CRISPR QC, Inc, Ross Bundy

CRISPR QC, Say goodbye to guesswork in gene editing. Services, tools, analytics, and the CRISPR-Chip – ground-breaking technology for precise control of CRISPR gene editing for curing genetic disease or advancing sustainable agriculture. 

8:25 AM             Yank Technologies, Josh Yank

Yank Technologies, Developing wireless power solutions for automotive, industrial, and consumer appliances – eliminating wire harnesses in hard-to-reach areas for next-gen car seats, charging factory robots, and powering phones, power tools, and game controllers over the air. Long range, high power. No contact is required. FCC approved. Nine patents, 50 pending.


8:30 AM             Tap Systems, Inc., Dovid Schick

Tap Systems has developed a revolutionary technology that makes keyboards a thing of the past. Founded by tech superstars and possessing patented, disruptive technology, Tap unlocks billions of dollars of value in both consumer and enterprise markets.


8:35 AM              Welcome to Keiretsu Forum                              

The Meeting for Breakout Rooms will begin at 8:35 AM PDT                              

Breakout Rooms and Press Kit Access: