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One-on-one meetings for Midwest-based or Midwest-linked startup founders, VCs, angel investors, incubators, and accelerators - focused on Pre-Seed, Seed, and Series A stages

startup registration: CLOSED
one-on-one meetings: mar 23-25 overview


  • A virtual summit and marketplace that brings together Midwest-based and Midwest-linked startups, VCs, angel investors, and other resources, focused on Pre-Seed, Seed, and Series A stages
  • Connect with hundreds of attendees to set up private 25-minute meetings directly on our platform over up to three days (March 23-25)
  • At our first summit in September 2020, we facilitated over 3,300 connections between approximately 280 investors and 850 startups, and raised $1,500 for Feeding America
  • As of March 12, over 800 startups have registered to meet with over 250 investors, and at least 10% of revenue will be donated to Girls Who Code


  • Founders: based in the Midwest or with ties to the region (Pre-Seed to Series A stage)
  • Funders: angel investors, VCs, venture lenders, and revenue-based financing options active in the Midwest
  • Accelerators/incubators based in the Midwest, with ties to the region, or seeking startups from the region
  • Advisors/mentors interested in advising early-stage Midwest startups (contact us)
  • Select service providers that support early-stage companies

What's new

  • With the feedback from our pilot event in September we've made changes to make the experience even better
  • New participants: we are actively recruiting even more angels, Pre-Seed investors, and advisors/mentors for startups in the earliest stage
  • New process: registration is now open (see below) and you will receive an automated invitation to the Deal Room platform to create your profile, set up your availability, and matchmaking will begin for meetings on an integrated platform
  • New platform: discovery algorithm to help you find the best matches for your meetings, two-way, real-time meeting requests, self-manage your profile and availability, private integrated meeting rooms, and more is brought to you by

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  • All Midwest-based or Midwest-linked startup founders
  • Price: Free - always

venture capitalists

  • VC funds and family offices seeking to invest direct
  • Price: $100 (limited number $50 Early Bird)

angel investors

  • Accredited investors only at this time
  • Please only participate if you are serious about writing checks for Pre-Seed/Seed stage companies in the Midwest
  • Price: $50

lenders + rev-based financing

  • Venture lenders, revenue-based financing options, receivables financing, factoring, equipment lessors, etc
  • Price: $100


  • Midwest-based or Midwest-linked incubators and accelerators, or those seeking to recruit startups from the region for a program
  • If you are an MTC Community Partner please contact before purchasing a ticket
  • Price: $100
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