OnRamp

CONNECTING THE COASTS

TO THE HEARTLAND

Keynote speakers & curated pitches

for Midwest startups & coastal investors

Starting May | VIRTUAL SERIES

presented by

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Frankenmuth, Michigan
Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Hear from some of the nation’s leading investors, entrepreneurs and corporate venture capital leaders on investing and partnering with startups.

COMING TO YOU SUMMER 2021:

May 18, 2021

1:30-4:00 PM ET

"How To Build Culture From Day 1 (Even Amidst a Pandemic)"

Guissu Raafat Baier, The People Collective

Kathryn Rice Cavanah, The People Collective

Moderated by: Scott Shane, Comeback Capital

"Live Pitch: Flint, Michigan Startups Compete for Coastal Investment"

  Watch some of the Midwest's best seed stage companies pitch top California and New York VCs and vote for your favorite venture alongside the VCs in our unique blend of Shark Tank and Hollywood Squares

 

Judges:

Andy Cloyd, Revolution

Andy Will, Zeal Capital Partners

Ben Bayat, NextGen Venture Partners

David Mortamais, MAVA Ventures

Lisa Wehden, Bloomberg Beta

Marc Bouchet, Plug and Play Ventures

Mikal Khoso, Wavemaker Partners

Flint Ecosystem and Startups Introduced By:

Phil Hagerman,  CEO of​ Forum Health

Participating Start-ups:

HealthOpXKuhmute, Lincode Labs, LingcoSafetySit

June 22, 2021

1:30-4:00 PM ET

"Debt 101 for Startups"

Jeff Lampe, Signature Bank

Moderated by: Scott Shane, Comeback Capital

"Live Pitch: Chicago-Area Startups Compete for Coastal Investment"

  Watch some of the Midwest's best seed stage companies pitch top California and New York VCs and vote for your favorite venture alongside the VCs in our unique blend of Shark Tank and Hollywood Squares

 

Judges:

 

Chauncey Hamilton, XYZ

Neha Khera, 2048

Mikal Khoso, Wavemaker Partners

Minn Kim, Bloomberg Beta

Eduardo Laiter, Kapor Capital

David Mortamais, MAVA Ventures

Ecosystem and Startups Introduced By:

Desiree Vargas Wrigley, Executive Director of TechRise

Participating Start-ups:

Continuum, KaoshiOlimp, RoomiSofie, Xena Workwear

July 20, 2021

1:30-3:00 PM ET

"Live Pitch: Minnesota-Area Startups Compete for Coastal Investment"

  Watch some of the Midwest's best seed stage companies pitch top California and New York VCs and vote for your favorite venture alongside the VCs in our unique blend of Shark Tank and Hollywood Squares

 

Judges:

Lucas Bagno, Village Global

Marc Bouchet, TDK Ventures

Andy Cloyd, Revolution

Mariana Garza, XYZ Venture Capital

Minn Kim, Bloomberg Beta

Ben Narasin, Tenacity Venture Capital

David Rose, Rose Tech Ventures

Blair Simpson, Frontier Venture Capital

Ecosystem and Startups Introduced By:

Daren Cotter, Tech Entrepreneur and Investor

Participating Start-ups:

Itiliti Health, Prosperstack, SimBullSolesafe, Team GeniusZenlord Pro

 
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