What we're about

Venture Connects helps entrepreneurs and growing companies partner with investors. VC does this through what has become one of the largest independent networks of accredited investors, first class events and community involvement. We exist to connect the best startups, investors and corporate partners together to potentially help each party grow.

For more information on how to become a Venture Connects investor or to seek capital through the Venture Connects marketplace, please visit http://www.ventureconnects.com , follow us on twitter @VentureConnects (https://twitter.com/VentureConnects) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ventureconnects/?fref=ts).

Upcoming events (5)

VCVetted- Private Investor Pitch Presentations *Accredited Investors ONLY*

**Reserved for accredited investors only** The Venture Connects team would like to invite accredited investors to attend our private investor meeting, VCVetted®, on Wednesday, March 20th from 9:30am to 12:30pm at Polsinelli Law Firm. Venture Connects believes that – for the right companies – getting to investors should be easier. Our VCVetted® program is a rigorous vetting process for companies who are seeking to raise private capital. We are not an angel or VC group. Instead, we invite accredited investors – whether in an existing angel group or not – to attend our meetings to view and potentially invest in quality, vetted companies. Agenda: 9:30 am - Investor/Company networking + Breakfast 10:00 am - VCVetted Company presentations 11:45 am - Lunch + Networking Breakfast and lunch provided. If you are planning to attend, please arrive prior to 9:45am to secure your seat and keep the meeting on schedule. Seating and RSVP’s are limited and will be on a first come, first served basis. Closed door meeting shall begin promptly at 10am. Thank you to our sponsor and friends at Polsinelli Law Firm. Starting and growing a business is an exciting endeavor, but one that presents unique challenges. Polsinelli's Startup Venture lawyers are passionate about helping entrepreneurs realize their dreams and reinvent industries. Polsinelli provides more than legal advice; they have experience, knowledge, and a network to help bring their clients' new businesses to life or take their existing businesses to the next level. Startup and emerging growth companies of all stages of growth have benefited from Polsinelli's experience, including: Initial formation and capital structure, Licensing relationships, Financing and Strategic partnership.

Startup Funding Workshop

Polsinelli Law Firm

Venture Connects invites you to attend this Startup Funding Workshop for both early stage investors and entrepreneurs. RJ Pahura, Founder of Venture Connects & FUND Conference, has been involved in start-ups and the start-up ecosystem for nearly a decade. Dr. Terri Friel, has worked with start-ups since 1989 and founded an accelerator and an incubator. They will provide a good overview on creating term sheets, valuations, the due diligence process, investor pitch meeting strategies and the art of the deck. The workshop closes with Q&A and a Polsinelli "Ask a Lawyer" session. This workshop is offered through the partnership between Venture Connects and Polsinelli Law Offices. Come ready to learn, give feedback, ask questions, expand your network and have a great time. We look forward to hosting you at Polsinelli's new, beautiful office here in Chicago. We start at promptly at 10 am. Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=59389454457

FUND Conference - Chicago

Marriott Marquis Chicago

PLEASE NOTE: Registering for a free ticket here within Meetup does not allow access to FUND Conference. Tickets must be purchased at our website,via Eventbrite, as we need to be able to connect you at FUND via our platform! Connections | Capital | Content FUND Conference is a national connector of entrepreneurs, VCs, angel investors, and industry experts with a focus on curated dealflow, captivating content, and same day connections. Throughout the conference various keynotes, panels and short talks from prominent CEOs, Founders, Leaders, Authors, Educators, Innovators and Investors take place. 100 innovative and scalable companies across all industries exhibit at FUND. All of these growing businesses are pursuing a funding round which can range from seed stage to series B. Learn more: https://fundconference.com

FUND Conference - Kansas City

Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center

PLEASE NOTE: Registering for a free ticket here within Meetup does not allow access to FUND Conference. Tickets must be purchased at our website,via Eventbrite, as we need to be able to connect you at FUND via our platform! Connections | Capital | Content FUND Conference is a national connector of entrepreneurs, VCs, angel investors, and industry experts with a focus on curated dealflow, captivating content, and same day connections. Throughout the conference various keynotes, panels and short talks from prominent CEOs, Founders, Leaders, Authors, Educators, Innovators and Investors take place. 100 innovative and scalable companies across all industries exhibit at FUND. All of these growing businesses are pursuing a funding round which can range from seed stage to series B. Learn more: https://fundconference.com

Past events (113)

FUND Conference - Austin

Hotel Fairmont Austin

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