StartOut New York Hosts LGBTQ+ Startups Demo Day with Leading New York Investors. Applications accepted through October 18th.
Join StartOut entrepreneurs as they present their products at StartOut New York Demo Day, generously sponsored by Google Ventures.This year's Demo Day at Google's amazing Chelsea office, is an opportunity for the most innovative LGBTQ startups from the StartOut community to demonstrate their products, discuss their go-to-market strategy & pitch for future fundraising rounds in front of a panel of angel investors, venture capitalists & brands.
Join us for an evening of discussion among some of the brightest entrepreneurs & investors in our community. There will be ample time for you to make new connections, share ideas with other like-minded individuals & build your network.
Applications to pitch will close on October 18th, so do not delay - apply today!
6:00: Event Check-in
7:00: Welcome & Judge Introductions
7:15: Pitches Begin
8:30: Winners Announced & Reception
Cleo Capital Managing Director
RRE Ventures Early Stage Investor
GV General Partner
About the Judges
Andy Wheeler (LinkedIn)
Andy is a general partner at GV. Andy's investments include Carbon, Farmer's Business Network, Abundant Robotics, & Orbital Insight.
Andy co-founded Ember Corporation & went on to serve as CTO at Tendril Networks & Adura. Andy got his start in wireless & embedded technologies at the MIT Media Lab & began his career at Zipcar where he developed the embedded wireless technology that powers the car-sharing service. Andy holds multiple patents in wireless networking & energy management. Andy received a Bachelor of Science & Master of Engineering in electrical engineering & computer science from MIT.
Sarah Kunst (LinkedIn)
Sarah Kunst, managing director of Cleo Capital, is an investor & entrepreneur who has worked at Apple, Red Bull, Chanel & Mohr Davidow Ventures. She is also a contributing editor at Marie Claire Magazine. She founded LA Dodgers backed Proday & has served as a senior advisor at Bumble where she focused on their corporate VC arm Bumble Fund & on the board of the Michigan State University Foundation endowment.
Kunst has been named a Future Innovator by Vanity Fair, Forbes Magazine 30 under 30 & a top 25 innovator in tech by Cool Hunting. She has been recognized for her work in Business Insider as a 30 under 30 Woman in Tech & Top African-American in Tech & Pitchbook Top Black VC To Watch, honored as a top women in STEM by Create & Cultivate.and Marie Claire Magazine named her a Young Gun to watch. She has written for Techcrunch, Forbes, Wall St. Journal, Fortune andEntrepreneur.com. Marc Andreessen named her one of his 55 Unknown Rock Stars in Tech.
Nikita Singareddy (LinkedIn)
Nikita Singareddy is an early stage investor at RRE Ventures. Prior to that, Nikita worked on data operations & strategy at Oscar Health. She also runs Negotiating the Terms, an interview series with young women in VC & entrepreneurship.
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About SVB Financial Group
For 35 years, SVB Financial Goup (NASDAQ: SIVB) & its subsidiaries have helped innovative companies & their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB Financial Group's businesses, including Silicon Valley Bank, offer commercial, investment & private banking, asset management, private wealth management, brokerage & investment services & funds management services to companies in the technology, life science & healthcare, private equity & venture capital, & premium wine industries. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, SVB Financial Group operates in centers of innovation around the world. Learn more at www.svb.com.
GV provides venture capital funding to bold new companies. Across the fields of life science, enterprise technology, consumer products & services, & frontier technology, GV's portfolio companies aim to improve lives & transform industries. GV's team of world-class engineers, designers, physicians, scientists, marketers, & investors work together to provide startups exceptional support. Launched as Google Ventures in 2009, GV is the venture capital arm of Alphabet GV helps startups interface with Google, providing unique access to the world's best technology & talent. GV has more than $4.5 billion under management. Among its investments are Uber, Lime, Slack & One Medical Group. Notable investment outcomes include Nest, Flatiron Health, & Duo Security. GV is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in San Francisco, Boston, New York, & London.
StartOut is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering & developing entrepreneurship in the LGBT community. With over 60 annual events & a network of 15,000 strong nationwide, StartOut connects the entrepreneurial ecosystem, educates entrepreneurs on issues surrounding the business lifecycle & inspires the LGBT community by profiling out & successful founders. StartOut currently has chapters in San Francisco, New York, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, with Denver, Seattle, & many more on in development. Join today to grow your network - accelerate your business - empower yourself & the LGBTQ Community. Visit www.startout.org & learn more.