Investor Speed Dating
Medical device and digital health startups will have the opportunity to participate in a speed dating–style session with angel and venture capital fund representatives at the summit. Investor participants in 2019 included Baird, Bloom Burton, Great Lakes Angels Fund, Invest Detroit Ventures, Invest Michigan, Sam Circle, Tamarind Hill, and Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health. This year’s investor participants will be announced in the weeks ahead!
Company representatives who want to participate are required to submit an application. The application for investor speed dating will close on February 12, 2020, or when maximum capacity is reached. All registered startups will have anywhere from one to five meetings. Please note that only one person per company is allowed to participate in this component of the event.
How Investor Speed Dating Works
You will have ten minutes to pitch your startup for each scheduled investor meeting. In the first five minutes, explain the most important parts of your technology, including the problem your technology solves, your competitive advantage, how your business makes money, and what resources and capital you are seeking. Save the last five minutes for questions and answers. At the ten-minute mark, you will hear a buzzer that signals it’s time to either attend your next scheduled meeting or exit the speed dating area.
Current Participating Investors Include:
Applied Licensing, AVIA, Backstage Capital, Baird Capital, BELLE Impact Fund, Blue Water Angels, Cantilever Business Partners, CIG Capital Advisors, Detroit Venture Partners, Draper Triangle, Emergent Holdings, Georgian Partners, Grand Angels, Ka-Zoo Angels, Growth Capital Network, HealthX Ventures, Invest Detroit, JP Morgan Healthcare, Michigan Angel Fund, Narrow Gauge Ventures, North Coast Tech Investors, Northwestern Capital, OCA Ventures, Pointe Angels, Red Cedar Ventures, Tappan Hill Ventures, and Woodward Angels