All startups who have launched, planning to launch, probably should launch, dreaming of launching, contemplating to launch, wondering if they should launch, wishing they actually had a startup to launch are invited to THE 4th Annual Startup Grind Launch Party.
How it works...
The Startups. We will give 7-10 startup founders the virtual stage for 3-minutes so they can tell the world about the problem they solve, their solution, their secret sauce, the market opportunity, their traction, and their team. There will be investors, so be prepared to answer questions!
Want to pitch your startup? Submit your application here by Aug. 13: https://forms.gle/9FMBbJzMdgpeLAkn9
The Investors. We are lucky to have two impressive guest judges in Kaitlyn Doyle (Director at TechNexus), Alyssa Jaffee (Vice President at 7wireVentures), and Abhinaya Konduru (Associate at M25) to give insights and feedback on each pitch. They will help founders understand what worked, what could be done better, and what it takes to land an investment from an investor like them.
Everyone Else. You play a huge role in this. You get to vote on the startup you liked the best and pick the winner.
The Winning Startup. Not only does the winner earn street cred and pride from winning Startup Grind's 2020 Summer Launch, but they will also win some great tools to help their business.
Who: Founders, Co-founders, Team Members & Startup Enthusiasts
What: Launch Party - Summer 2020
Where: From your couch, deck, the comfort of your own home!
When: Thursday, August 20th, 6-8 pm
Want to LAUNCH your business? Submit your application here by Aug. 13: https://forms.gle/9FMBbJzMdgpeLAkn9
Alyssa Jaffee serves as Vice President of 7wireVentures where she focuses on investments in digital healthcare and technology-enabled services that empower consumers to be better stewards of their health in today’s changing healthcare ecosystem. Alyssa sits on the board of Ayogo Health and is a board observer with Clarify Medical, NOCD, and Higi.
Alyssa's prior experience in venture capital includes her time as an investor at Pritzker Group Venture Capital where she led investments in Bright.md and Tovala as well as worked closely with Apervita, Mingle Health, and AiCure. Additionally, she worked at Hyde Park Angels (HPA), one of the Midwest's largest angel organizations and Healthbox, an early stage healthcare innovation firm, supporting their accelerator program called the Studio. Alyssa is also a Co-Founder of TransparentCareer, a 2016 NVC winning company focused on helping people make more data-driven career decisions.
Prior to business school, Alyssa worked as the Senior Director of Performance Technologies for the Advisory Board Company. There, Alyssa was charged with expanding new business through the sales of technology platforms. With an extensive travel regimen, Alyssa met with hundreds of hospital executive teams to understand their strategic needs and recommend various solutions. She has copious amounts of experience in launching new products and thinking about go-to-market strategies.
Alyssa holds a bachelor degree in Marketing and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago – Booth School of Business.
Kaitlyn Doyle is a venture capital investor at TechNexus, a VC firm that partners with corporations to make strategic investments. Prior to TechNexus, Kaitlyn spent four years at IrishAngels, a Notre Dame affiliated angel network and venture capital fund. Kaitlyn is a graduate of the University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and the University of Notre Dame.
Abhinaya is an Associate at M25, where she helps make new investments and works with portfolio companies in the Midwest.
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