OnRamp

CONNECTING THE COASTS

TO THE HEARTLAND

Keynote speakers & curated pitches

for Midwest startups & coastal investors

Starting February | 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 SPRING 2021:

FEBRUARY 9, 2021

1:30-4:00 PM ET

"Operating On The Coasts & In The Heartland: A New Startup Trend"

Gabriel Schlumberger, FitzFrames

David Brock, Techmate

Moderated by: Scott Shane, Comeback 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:

Anne Dwane, Village Global

Ashley Brasier, Lightspeed Venture Partners

David Mortamais, MAVA Ventures

Jett Fein, e.ventures

Mikal Khoso, Wavemaker Partners

Marc Bouchet, Plug and Play Ventures

Sarah Holmes, Unshackled Ventures

Northeast Ohio Ecosystem and Startups Introduced By:

Chris Berry, OhioX 

Participating Start-ups:

PROJiTECH, OndeCare, Rugged 3D, TPA Stream, NeverEnding

March 9, 2021

1:30-4:00 PM ET

"How to Raise a Large Seed Round in the Midwest"

Matt Kinley, ManchesterStory Group

Josh Sanchez, FloatMe

Moderated by: Scott Shane, Comeback Capital

"Live Pitch: Midwest Startups Compete for Coastal Investment"

Judges:

Marc Bouchet, Plug and Play Ventures

Sarah Holmes, Unshackled Ventures

Mike Regan, Grit Ventures

Ramzi Ramsey, Softbank Vision Fund

Phil Bronner, Ardent Ventures

Jason Franklin, WVV Capital

Minn Kim, Bloomberg Beta

Andy Cloyd, Revolution

Western Pennsylvania Ecosystem and Startups Introduced By:

Kit Mueller, One America Works

Participating Start-ups:

ConvOceanKomodo AnalyticsMeterFeederSubtl Beauty, VIT

April 6, 2021

1:30-4:00 PM ET

"State and Federal Policies to Encourage Venture Capital:  What Works and Doesn't Work"

Eric Cromwell, Cromwell Schmisseur LLC

John Dearie, Center for American Entrepreneurship

Moderated by: Scott Shane, Comeback Capital

"Live Pitch: Midwest Startups Compete for Coastal Investment"

Judges:

Andy Cloyd, Revolution

Ben Narasin, NEA

David Mortamais, MAVA Ventures

Marc Bouchet, Plug and Play Ventures

Mikal Khoso, Wavemaker Partners

Minn Kim, Bloomberg Beta

Sarah Holmes, Unshackled Ventures

Columbus, Ohio Ecosystem and Startups Introduced By:

Lindsay Karas Stencel, Thompson Hine

Participating Start-ups:

Fleri, Lucky Labs, smallTalkSureImpactBlendED, Matrix Meats

 
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