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Invent Penn State is pleased to announce an exciting new initiative -- the first ever Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference. The goal of this exciting new event is to bring together promising technology companies from across the country with investors seeking ground floor investment opportunities.
This event is not exclusive to the Penn State community; it is designed for anyone with an interest in innovation, investments and economic development.
Tentative Agenda - Subject to Change
Doors open at 8:00 am
Venture Connection is the event at the center of the Penn State VIP. In this exciting format, investors will host tables to meet with groups of entrepreneurs that have been matched with them based on capital needs, industry and other key criteria. Each session will be broken into 20 minute segments giving each investor the chance to meet with up to 36 capital-seeking, well-screened entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurs must apply to participate in Venture Connection. These applications are then review by our Selection Committee to ensure that Venture Connection will be a quality showcase of promising technology ventures.
Entrepreneurs will be given time to give an elevator pitch to the investors. Investors will then share more about what they look for in prospects and discuss their respective funds and investment strategies. If there is a connection, private one-on-one meetings can be scheduled.
Accredited investors intrested in participating in Venture Connection can register at the following link: www.pennstatevip.com/register?type=vc
From our group of Venture Connection entrepreneurs a select few will also be asked to participate in our company pitch competition Startup Showdown. The companies featured in Startup Showdown will have a few minutes to present their company to our Lion's Den of investors. The pride will then determine who among the participants has the best pitch and award cash prizes.
To be considered for Startup Showdown you must first fill out the Entrepreneur Application for Venture Connection.
This dynamic and fast-paced competition will feature the best & brightest of Penn State's early-stage innovators. This event will be the best opportunity to learn about all the exciting & innovative IP coming out of Penn State's research enterprise.
We're excited about the first ever Penn State Venture & IP Conference. If you're interested in getting involved or serving on a committee please contact our Executive Director, Kelly Szejko at firstname.lastname@example.org | (412) 228-5885. You can also Join our Mailing List by entering your email in the box below.
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