Are you curious about the questions investors will ask when you're pitching them? Interested in connecting with investors & other like-minded founders? Want to learn more about Acceleprise?Join us on Tuesday, September 17th, 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
The companies pitching will be from Acceleprise's 11th San Francisco cohort. Theywill pitch to a distinguished panel of high-profile investors, answer follow-up questions & receive real-time feedback.
You'll have the opportunityto watch founders pitch, learnabout what investors are looking for in a pitch, get insight into the types of questions they have, meet leading seed-stage investors & the Acceleprise team.
This is a founder (and aspiring founder) only event.We're acceptingRSVPs up to the day but will be reviewing & curating attendees to make sure we have the best experience for everyone involved.
WHO'S GOING TO BE THERE
The entire Acceleprise San Francisco team, the investor panel, cohort companies, & alumni companies. If you're interested in learning more about Acceleprise or applying to our upcoming cohorts -check us out here!
WHERE & WHEN
680 Folsom St. #145, San Francisco, CA 94107
September 17th, 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Registration & Open Networking (light refreshments will be served)
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm - Pitch Competition
4 min pitch to a panel of judges
1 min Q & A
1 min Feedback
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Awards & Networking
Ha Nguyen, Founding Partner, Spero Ventures
Ha Nguyen is a founding partner at Spero Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm that invests in the things that make life worth living: our well-being, work & purpose & human connection. Ha leads the firm's investments in purpose-driven startups that have the potential to reach venture scale led by underrepresented founders. She also advises portfolio CEOs & product leaders on design-thinking, org design, product strategy & hiring. Learn more about Ha here.
Charles Hudson, Managing Partner, Precursor Venutures
Charles Hudson is the Managing Partner at Precursor Ventures, a classic seed stage investment firm based out of San Francisco, CA.Prior to launching Precursor, Charles Hudson was a Partner with SoftTech VC, one of the most active seed stage investors in Internet & mobile startups. He focused on identifying investment opportunities in mobile infrastructure, mobile applications, & marketplaces. He was also the Co-Founder & CEO of Bionic Panda Games, an Android-focused mobile games startup. Learn more about Charles here.
Alex Moore, Partner, 8VC
Prior to joining 8VC, Alex was a startup operator for 12 years. He was the first employee & Director of Operations at Planatir Technologies, a data analytics company, growing the team from one room to 350 people & $100mm in sales. Alex co-founded Backplane, a social analytics company, & NodePrime, a cloud automation company which was acquired in 2016.Learn more about Alex here.
Arjun Chopra, Partner, Floodgate
Arjun Chopra leads Floogate;s investments in opportunities that transform the "IT stack" in ways that help companies change the way they do business & compete.Before Floodgate, Arjun was the CTO at Cambridge Technology Enterprises (CTE), a publicly traded cloud computing company, where he launched & led their cloud strategy, products & services. He was a member of the board & executive team that raised multiple rounds of financing & spun out smartShift Learn more about Arjun here.
Special thanksto Microsoft Reactor for hosting us!