The Art of Startup Fundraising with Chris Cummings - Founder and CEO, Pass it Down

Baton Rouge
Tue, Nov 24, 2020, 6:00 PM (CST)

About this event

About Startup Grind

Startup Grind is one of the biggest communities of entrepreneurs in partnership with Google for Startups. Our mission is to help every entrepreneur in the world. We do so by hosting a monthly recurring event to inspire, educate, and connect entrepreneurs.

About The Event

Securing a new funding round is a significant milestone for any startup, and often is critical for the continued operation and future scaling of the business. Founders need funds to build and test product prototypes, source the best people for their team, and manage the day to day expenses of the startup.

Fundraising is also one of the hardest most exhausting experiences an entrepreneur will have on their journey. We are excited to welcome Chris Cummings, CEO, and founder of Pass it Down to share his insights on the process. Pass it Down recently raised $860,000 in seed funding.

About The Speaker

Chris Cummings is the Founder and CEO of Pass it Down, an award-winning interactive storytelling platform innovating how organizations, and cultural institutions around the world bring their stories to life. Chris originally founded Pass it Down in 2015 as a platform for families to safeguard and tell their stories, preserving their memories digitally. His initial vision expanded to include communities, museums, and other organizations.

Pass it Down has recently raised an $860,000 seed round led by VentureSouth, a top angel investment group in North America, and secured deals with three Fortune 500 companies.

Chris is passionate about building impactful startups that scale to solve global problems.


6:00 pm - introduction

6:05 pm - Fireside chat with Chris Cummings

7:00 pm - Q&A

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Tuesday, Nov 24
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (CST)

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