FAQ: Investor Speed Dating at Propelify

Do you own a startup? Have a great idea? With the growing number of great ideas out there, it’s becoming harder and harder to stand out to potential investors – if you can catch their ear.

Where do you find them? How do you keep them engaged long enough to know what your idea solves? All you need to do is to sit down in front of the right people…but how? HOW?!

Last year, we sat investors and entrepreneurs together in our “investor speed dating” event, and the demand to include it again was overwhelming (Seriously, it frightened us a little…) Since Propelify (formerly Propellerfest) is all about getting great ideas off the ground, we’re excited to again incorporate investor speed dating into our jam-packed day!

Presented by Deloitte, you’ll have the opportunity to talk to investors about your great idea!

How Does Investor Speed Dating Work?

Here’s the rundown:

On May 18 we’re packing a pavilion with angel investors and venture capitalists, with whom you’ll sit and discuss your startup for 10-15 minutes each.

What this really means is: start buttoning up your pitch!

You’ll have the attention and potential interest of investors who can help your startup reach new heights!

At the Investor Speed Dating event, you have the unique opportunity to make some great impressions, make some valuable connections, and make your startup dream come true!

Where Do I Sign Up?

You have two options when it comes to signing up for the investment speed dating event:

If you buy a slot before May 18, you are guaranteed a meeting within the pavilion. This option is for serious entrepreneurs ready for the next step in their business path. This ensures you face time with people who can help you take your startup to the next level.

On May 18, you can sign-up for a slot onsite. With this option, you are not guaranteed a slot within the pavilion, and may miss out on speaking to potential investors about your start-up. This option is for the gamblers in attendance. Those who want to take their start-up to the next level, but also kind of want to throw it all on red and let it ride!

What Kind of Investors Will I Meet?

Be prepared to sit-down with one of these esteemed firms who will be taking meetings at the Investor Speed Dating Pavilion.

Will I Leave the Investor Speed Dating Event with a Check?

The Investor Speed Dating event is about relationship-building. While 10-15 minutes is enough time to catch the interest of a potential investor, we cannot guarantee anybody will leave the pavilion funded.

Consider it this way: this series of small meetings can pave the way for longer, lucrative meetings. To first get your foot in the door, you need to present your startup to the right people. At the Investor Speed Dating event, we’ve gathered the people you need to know in one place–all you need to do is give them a reason to consider another meeting.

Use your 10-15 minutes in front of investors to position your idea in a profitable, meaningful way. If your idea or small business makes a lasting impression, you may just leave with a meeting (or 4) in tow.

This is more than a practice session: this could very well be one of the last steps you take before your idea finds funding.

In short: this is a fantastic opportunity for serious entrepreneurs looking for growth potential.

Join us on May 18, 2017 in Hoboken, NJ at Propelify Innovation Festival,  where 8,000+ innovators from across the Northeast unite for a must-attend day of tech, investors, talks, exhibitors, VR, drones, and music. Register For Propelify Now.

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