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Discover, connect with, and easily set up one-on-one meetings with Midwest-based or Midwest-linked startup founders, VCs, angel investors, lenders, incubators, and accelerators - focused on Pre-Seed, Seed, and Series A stages

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midwest.tech/connect overview

What

  • A virtual summit/online community that brings together Midwest-based and Midwest-linked startups, VCs, angel investors, and other resources, focused on Pre-Seed, Seed, and Series A stages
  • Browse and connect with hundreds of attendees via detailed profiles and direct messages
  • Easily set-up optional private 25-minute meetings directly on our platform over up to two days (May 11-12) based on mutual opt-in, or make connections via on-platform direct messages all of May
  • We facilitated over 13,000 connections between investors and startups across last three events, including numerous funding success stories
  • Hosted by Sandalphon Capital

Who

  • 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
  • Select service providers that support early-stage companies

Typically we have ~700 startups and 200-300 investors participating and hope to exceed that number this time

midwest.tech/connect is brought to you by

Interested in being a sponsor? Send us a note at support@midwest.tech and we'll be in touch.

startup founders

  • Open to all Midwest-based or Midwest-linked startup founders particularly Pre-Seed, Seed and Series A stage
  • Browse profiles of hundreds of investors and other participants, contact them directly and easily schedule 1-on-1 meetings with those of interest
  • Ticket Price: Free - always

venture capitalists

  • VC funds and family offices seeking to invest direct in startups
  • Browse profiles of hundreds of Midwest startups or other investors, contact them directly and easily schedule 1-on-1 meetings with those of interest
  • Ticket Price: $75 Early Bird, then $150

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 or are willing to offer constructive feedback or helpful introductions
  • Browse profiles of hundreds of Midwest startups or other investors, contact them directly and easily schedule 1-on-1 meetings with those of interest
  • Ticket Price: $25 Early Bird, then $50

lenders + rev-based financing

  • Venture lenders, revenue-based financing options, receivables financing, factoring, equipment lessors, etc
  • Browse profiles of hundreds of Midwest startups or other investors, contact them directly and easily schedule 1-on-1 meetings with those of interest
  • Ticket Price: $150

incubators/accelerators

  • Midwest-based or Midwest-linked incubators and accelerators, or those seeking to recruit startups from the region for a program
  • Browse profiles of hundreds of Midwest startups, investors and other participants, contact them directly and easily schedule 1-on-1 meetings with those of interest
  • Ticket Price: $150

exhibitors / service providers

  • Sponsors, service providers, or anyone else seeking to reach an audience of Midwest startups, VCs, accelerators or incubators
  • Get access for up to 6 colleagues, plus a virtual booth in our "expo hall" - simply build your virtual booth, have your own branding, invite people to your booth, plus browse profiles of hundreds of Midwest startups, contact directly and easily schedule 1-on-1 meetings with those of interest, and collect leads
  • Ticket Price: $999
  • For information please contact us at support@midwest.tech
  • We will be in touch to get you set up within 3 business days of registration
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Interested in sponsoring this event? Please contact us at support@midwest.tech