Crowdfunding Pitch In

Jan 26, 2023, 10:30 PM – Jan 27, 2023, 12:00 AM

Great Lakes Gaming Lounge - Innovation Square, 100 S Clinton Ave, Rochester, 14604

Join our pitch in event with two startups raising equity crowdfunding. Cheer on Great Lakes Gaming Lounge and Circle Optics. Invest and own part of new Rochester.

Hybrid event

About this event


HOW IT WORKS

A Pitch In is an event where anyone can pitch their startup to the crowd and the crowd gives feedback.  This event will focus on startups raising crowdfunding. 

Equity Crowdfunding let's you raise investment from our community and convert your loyal customers and supporters into investors.  Investors don't need to be rich, accredited investors.  They can be friends, family, even your grandma and invest as little as $100.  

AGENDA

5:30pm - Meet and greet

6:00pm - Pitches

6:30pm - Cocktail hour

PITCH FORMAT

Pitch to crowd - 10 minutes

Q&A from crowd - 5 minutes

Pitch In will be streamed on January (1/26) at 6 PM

MEET THE STARTUPS

Ben Garvey - Great Lakes Gaming Lounge - Wefunder page


Great Lakes Gaming is creating a professional experience for the amateur scene. Ready for your #LittleBitOfGlory?🏆

Founded in 2020 by RIT student at the time, Ben Garvey, GLG saw a need for a dedicated high-end gaming facilities & professionally organized video gaming events and broadcasts.

Ian Gauger - Circle Optics - Wefunder page


360-degree imaging is part of everyday life. Circle Optics technology is designed to accelerate the delivery of life saving resources, ensure aerospace safety, enhance surveillance capabilities for protection, and increase immersive experience participation. 

Casey Catlin - Flower City Union - Wefunder Page


Pro soccer is back in Rochester and you can own part of the franchise.  Flower City Union is a professional soccer club committed to positively impacting the City of Rochester and its surrounding communities by fielding a competitive, championship-caliber team while supporting the development of youth soccer locally. Passion and inclusion are their North Star, guiding how they live, act, play, and serve. Rather than being a sport business operating in Rochester, they are a Flower City business operating in sport. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT WEFUNDER

Learn more about Wefunder here

SIGN UP TO PITCH

Sign up to pitch at our next Pitch In and meet local investors here

Check out what happened

Startups

Host

  • Michael Thaney

    Startup Grind

    Chapter Director

Organizers

  • Michael Thaney

    Startup Grind

    Director

  • Joshua Batres

    CivicPulse

    Community Outreach Lead

  • Dustin Doucette

    Upstate Venture Connect

    Director of Operations

  • Carolyn Spencer

    CoPivot

    Founder Relations

  • Ananth Prajval Tallavajhula

    SchoolQuizz

    Community Manager

  • Eric Leinberg

    InfoPreserve Inc.

    Founder @ InfoPreserve

  • Nate Thomas

    Advisor

Global sponsor

Dell Technologies logo

Dell Technologies

Partners

Wefunder logo

Wefunder

RIT logo

RIT

RocDev logo

RocDev

RocGrowth logo

RocGrowth

Rochester Open Coffee Club logo

Rochester Open Coffee Club

NextCorps logo

NextCorps

Bootsector logo

Bootsector

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