OnRamp

CONNECTING THE COASTS

TO THE HEARTLAND

Keynote speakers & curated pitches

for Midwest startups & coastal investors

Starting October | 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 FALL 2020:

OCTOBER 20, 2020

1:30-3:15 PM ET

"Corporate Venture Capital in the Heartland"

Eric Steager, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Abhijit Ganguly, Goodyear Ventures

John Glushik, HG Ventures

Moderated by: Sarah Anderson, Cintrifuse

"Fireside Chat: How We Built a Unicorn in Michigan"

Our guest for the Fireside Chat will be Jon Oberheide, co-founder & CTO of Duo Security. Based in Michigan, Jon has led one of the Midwest's most successful tech ventures, exiting to Cisco in 2018 for >$2B. 

Interviewed by: Ezra Galston, Starting Line

NOVEMBER 17, 2020

1:30 PM ET

"Talent Acquisition Outside the Bay Area"

Ilya Bodner, Bold Penguin

Patrick McKenna, HighRidge Ventures & One America Works

Tim Schigel, Refinery Ventures

Moderated by: Scott Edmonds, Angel Investor 

"Live Pitch: Midwest 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: 

Ben Bayat, NextGen Venture Partners

Ross Fubini, XYZ Venture Capital

Neha Khera, 2048 Ventures

Eduardo Laiter, Kapor Capital

Ben Narasin, NEA

Peter Rojas, BetaWorks

Participating Start-ups:

ARUtility, BTR, Paxafe, Vertify, V/One

DECEMBER 15, 2020

1:30 PM ET

"Alternative Models to Raising Capital"

Dave Lambert, Right Side Capital Management

Phil Nadel, Forefront Venture Partners

Morris Wheeler, Drummond Road Capital

"Live Pitch: Midwest 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: 

Zann Ali, 2048 Ventures

Charles Hudson, Precursor Ventures

Karin Klein, Bloomberg Beta

Robin Li, GGV Capital 

Cindy Padnos, Illuminate Ventures

Sheila Vashee, Basis Set Ventures

ElizabethYin, Hustle Fund

Participating Start-ups:

Cultured Decadence, Event Combo, Panty Drop, Robbie, Sigo

 
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SILVER SPONSORS

Strategic Systems International

BRONZE SPONSORS

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