On September 14, 2010, FundingPost will be hosting a panel discussion with local Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists at its "Chicago VC and Angel Conference," sponsored by Perkins Coie LLC. FundingPost has organized 165+ sold-out venture events over the past nine years. Leading Venture Capital and Angel Investors are set to speak and coach entrepreneurs at the FundingPost Chicago event on September 14, 2010.
Top Venture Firms will gather at FundingPost's upcoming event to discuss the trends in Early-Stage Investing, hot sectors, sectors that these Angels and VCs look at, things that are most important to them when they are considering an Investment, the best and worst things an entrepreneur can do to get their attention, additional advice for entrepreneurs, and, of course, the best ways to reach these and other Investors.
Moderator: Ted Wern, Perkins Coie LLP
• Michael Gruber, Founder, Cornerstone Angels
• Meredith L. Schwarz, Managing Director, General Mills Ventures
• Jim Schultz, Partner, Open Prairie Ventures
• Andrew S. Whitman, Managing Partner, 2x Consumer Products Growth Partners
• Mathew Ingle, Associate, Best Buy Capital.
"We are excited for our first event in the Chicago area. It's a great opportunity for a early-stage companies," said Joe Rubin, Director, FundingPost. "Early-stage VCs are always on the lookout for great ideas, and FundingPost is proud to provide a forum for these investors to locate promising new ventures. We hear new success stories from companies raising capital after pitching at our events all the time!"
As with all FundingPost events, there will be pitching and plenty of networking time for the entrepreneurs to meet the investors! There is still space available, but the event is limited!
With over 9,500 CEOs and 650 Venture Capital Funds attending events in 19 cities nationwide; a printed Dealflow Magazine; and a deal-exchange website with over 7,600 VC and Angel Investor members and over 125,000 companies, that has, on average, made an introduction of an Investor to an Entrepreneur every business day since its inception, FundingPost (fundingpost.com) believes that it is important to reach investors in every medium possible - both online and offline. FundingPost has been responsible for Millions of dollars in Venture Capital Raised!