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Inside an Investor's Mind

  • Aug 18, 2015 · 6:00 PM

A group of investors will provide insight on how they evaluate companies, what sparks their interest and what shuts them down. 

We have 3 investors confirmed for the evening along with local starter, Alex Kiss of Vinny sharing his experience:

"Alex started Vinny after being ripped off when buying his first ever used car 4 years back.  The app has organically grown to over 300K users, 1million scans of vehicles and has put over $45M back into the pockets of consumers.  Vinny has been pitched over 500 times to names big and small.
He'll cover: What to expect when you are expecting (to pitch),Network ad nauseam, It’s worse than you expect, VC’s are actually pretty poor at picking winners (hello darts? since 2000, IRR for VC’s have trailed passive investments across all categories of equity index funds)”

We have beer, pizza and cake (to celebrate 2 years of awesome) - So come out and enjoy the evening!!

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  • Anthony C.

    Howdy all you product focused awesome people:

    Our sponsor, Ignite, is looking for user testers for a new product we're rolling out. They pay $30 per 1 hr session (more info below) - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ugBaEKV2gmbJAL6STI9cOREQA4qJFzSB6ErcYmddv7g/viewform
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    "From time to time Ignite needs people to sit down with products and share what they think.

    Sessions are one hour and participants are compensated $30 for the time. They are held at Ignite: 6 East Bay Street in Downtown Jacksonville.

    It involves sitting down and looking at some application screens while they ask you to accomplish tasks.

    If you want to be added to a list of people they can reach out to when they need testing, please sign-up below.

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ugBaEKV2gmbJAL6STI9cOREQA4qJFzSB6ErcYmddv7g/viewform";

    November 18, 2015

  • Kymmberly H.

    Great nuggets from the event last night. #uniteconomics

    1 · August 19, 2015

  • Anthony C.

    Appreciate everybody for coming out! We have probably 75-80 more pieces of cake if anybody downtown is hungry....mmmmmmm

    2 · August 19, 2015

    • Kymmberly H.

      I thought about that cake today! Man I should have gotten a piece.

      1 · August 19, 2015

  • Clyde

    Enjoyed the event and all the bright people in the room.

    2 · August 19, 2015

  • Corey G.

    Great panel, thanks all. If anyone has any questions about how to go about building their idea... Use this link to schedule a 15-minute call with me

    https://clarity.fm/cgrusden/friend

    2 · August 19, 2015

  • Drew B.

    I appreciate the Jax team for putting this together. I will see you all at the next one.

    2 · August 19, 2015

  • Mike S.

    Loved it!

    1 · August 19, 2015

    • Derek D.

      Awesome time thanks to the whole startupJax team

      August 19, 2015

  • Michael D.

    That was a great meeting! I learned a ton and met some great people! Philip does a great job moderating, kudos!

    1 · August 19, 2015

  • Bennett

    Great speakers. Pristine location. Not surprised at the huge turnout. I'm just surprised that much cake was leftover lol

    1 · August 18, 2015

  • Kelly D.

    Great people and great panel! For those who asked (and anyone interested) our Jax-born Kickstarter campaign for OrbMi can be found here: http://kck.st/1HL5Szl

    2 · August 18, 2015

  • Vegan J.

    Awesome meeting. Great presentation /discussion. Congratulations to the group on the two year anniversary http://bit.ly/vegankind

    1 · August 18, 2015

  • Vegan J.

    Standing room only. Great crowd http://bit.ly/ohcool

    2 · August 18, 2015

  • Frank S.

    Headed down that way now, see you soon Anthony

    August 18, 2015

  • Linda

    I am not able to attend this evening but would like to receive information or a link. Thank you,

    August 18, 2015

  • Anthony C.

    Hope everybody is doing great and ready for a huge event tomorrow w/ over 100 RSVPs!!! Wooo :D - I also wanted to let you know that Aug. 20th is the launch of the veteran focuses incubator called "The Bunker". Here is some info about their open house if you're interested in swinging by: http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=bfc8b08bf25ce798656b36e43&id=5deb246b33&e=90be2acd92

    1 · August 17, 2015

  • Anthony C.

    So psyched for this event!! Side note: the crew that is making this event happen are also working with the CoLabJax for their relaunch at the Landing August 7th: http://www.meetup.com/CoLab-Jax/events/223748161/. What do you think of a downtown makerspace?

    July 28, 2015

  • Payday S.

    Always fun to talk to more than one at a time. Should be interesting.

    1 · August 14, 2015

  • Derek D.

    Great article about two of the recent speakers Joe Padlo and Justin Justice.

    http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2015/07/15/these-veteran-run-jacksonville-businesses-are.html

    2 · July 16, 2015

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