Investor Festival – Biggest Startup to Investor Pitch event in the USA
Mon, Oct 23 - Fri, Oct 27 @
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Expert DOJO space
UNIT 308, 395 Santa Monica place
Q2 Investor Festival – Where Startups Meet Investors
If you want to participate at this years Investor Festival then you can not only do so but you also get access to one of our investor search or user growth programs at no additional cost. All you have to do to be a part of the Investor Festival is to be a part of an Expert DOJO approved program (Milestone Sprint, Growth Hacking or Find Investment). If you are not yet a member then – JOIN HERE
We also have 10 lucky non-member startups who can take part in day one and not only have an opportunity to pitch to some of the biggest investors in the USA but also have the opportunity to possibly get into the Expert DOJO Venture Studio. The cost for non-member startups is $500 per company. Join us and let us help you grow.
Everything we do at Expert DOJO is to help you achieve success in investment, user growth, and company value.
If you would like to only watch our 2 day long celebration of startups pitching to investors then this is the place to do it. You have been working hard building the foundation for a great business. Now its time to watch startups meeting strategic investors and be a part of the excitement Without a doubt we have over 100 of the highest caliber investors attending and can cater for seed, series A and series B funding. We have something for every great startup. RSVP HERE
Breakdown of the five days
Monday and Tuesday In Las Vegas at the 6th Global Crowdfunding Convention Sponsored by Microsoft-
Expert DOJO Venture Studio cohort pitch in Vegas
This year we have decided to double down on the investors who see our Expert DOJO startups by partnering with the Global Crowdfunding Conference in Vegas to launch our Investor Club for investors everywhere to start investing in startups. We will be flying our most advanced companies to Las Vegas courtesy of our partner American Airlines to pitch to over 80 new investors in our investor club. We are partnering with the Global Crowdfunding Conference because they are the place to go in Vegas for early-stage investment help and crowdfunding advice. They have kindly offered free access to our companies for these two days to pitch and mingle. Now that’s pay it forward in action. The conference will be a hive of investors and our lucky venture studio startups will be set up for success every step of the way. Our only goal is to get you investment.
Wednesday – At Expert DOJO in Los Angeles
Morning – Early stage pitching to Investors
Last year we had 30 Investors judge your early stage pitches. All are looking for early-stage investments and all will give you feedback and help along the way. At every Investor Festival, we have got companies investment and this one is no different. Bring your best pitch between 10 am and 12 pm.
Afternoon – One On One Meetings With Investors
At our last Investor Festival, we had over 150 later stage one-on-one appointments. We have an additional one on one Investor afternoon just for you at Expert DOJO where early-stage startups will have the opportunity to meet with leaders in the institutional investment community, one on one and get direction for your specific business models. We will have the cream of the crop, the most respected leaders in the investment sector on hand to provide the advice and help that startups need to be successful.
Each startup will be able to choose a series of investors to meet, and we will arrange 7-minute meetings with each one. That gives you three to four possible meetings, as each group will be on site for two hours. The meeting times are 12:30 to 2.30pm and 3pm to 5 pm, the investors are listed below. Before the Investor Festival and you should apply to meet 3 investors each with firstname.lastname@example.org . We will then allocate appointments on a first-come, first-served basis. The one-on-one meetings and the Investor Festival will wrap up at 5 pm.
12:30-2:30 pm 3-5pm
|Jim Brandt- Angel Investor (2-4pm)||Jon Vlachogiannis- Angel Investor|
|Ben Tsai- Angel Investor||Ricardo Tejada- Vnesto Capital|
|Peter Goldberg- PLG Ventures||John Lasko- Angel Investor|
|Elaine Russell- PLG Ventures||Eric White- Angel Investor|
|Matt Johnston- ILA Global||Jenny Q Ta – Angel Investor|
|Tracy Moody- Angel Investor|
Evening Startup Party
After 16 weeks of classes and intense investor pitching, we want everyone to be able to let your hair down. Come and join us for drinks and networking with the best startups and investors in LA. We work and code all day so let’s take a moment to enjoy all we have achieved. From 6 pm to 9 pm lets meet new people and expand our network. We will also have a large delegation of our Italian Startups in town so make them welcome and lets have a great time. Our friends at Party on Demand are providing everything for the party. They are the party people for the whole startup community.
Thursday – At Expert DOJO in Los Angeles
Italian Companies only- Morning – 25 companies are flying in from Italy to be a part of the Investor Festival.
The entire morning will be a training for these companies to learn how American companies brand, create a product fit, build users and create a foundation to be successful in the United States. We will have Expert DOJo coaches on hand to train on communication and pitching to raise the right investment from the best investors.
Italian Day – Afternoon – One On One Meetings With Later Stage Investors
As its the Investor Festival its all about pitching investors. Some of our Italian companies are top of their game and are expanding a well established business to the united states and others are at the start of the road. As with every other day, guests are welcome to watch and encourage their success.
Friday – At Expert DOJO in Los Angeles
Morning – Our later stage venture studio companies pitching (Expert DOJO Approved only – Late seed and Series A plus)
At the last Festival, we flew in Goldman Sachs, Lightspeed Ventures and so many more mid to late-stage investors and this time will be much more of the same. This morning is all about taking those of you who are on the way to creating a 100 million dollar company (beyond seed) and giving your traction a nudge with the right contacts for you. Each pitch will be 3 minutes with presentations. We will have one session from 10 am to 12 pm with our 8 later stage companies and our later stage venture companies. Our intention is to find the best match between Investors and Startups so you can go on to do great things together.
|Jenna Sleefe- K1 Ventures|
|Darin Chen- Hillcrest Venture Partners|
|Zhongyang Cai- Sure Capital|
|Pete Delgrosso- Bryant Stibel|
|Dustin Luther- Dun & Bradstreet|
|Leah Volger- Bonfire Ventures / Double M Partners|
|Laurent Grill- Luma Ventures|
Afternoon – One On One Meetings With Later Stage Investors
At our last Investor Festival, we had over 150 later stage one-on-one appointments. We have an additional one on one Investor afternoon just for you at Expert DOJO where venture studio startups will have the opportunity to meet with leaders in the institutional investment community, one on one and get direction for your specific business models. We will have the cream of the crop, the most respected leaders in the investment sector on hand to provide the advice and help that startups need to be successful.
Each startup will be able to choose a series of investors to meet, and we will arrange 7-minute meetings with each one. That gives you three to four possible meetings, as each group will be on site for two hours. The meeting times are 3 pm to 5 pm,. We will then allocate appointments on a first-come, first-served basis. The one-on-one meetings and the Investor Festival will wrap up at 5 pm.
Expert DOJO started these pay-it-forward events years ago to help our member startups everywhere, and although our focus is business growth, our record of getting our clients into incubators, accelerators and into the pockets of funding sources speaks for itself. These days, we are a full-service academy for entrepreneurship success. Come and let us help you succeed!
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Your Office Agent – Office Space Solutions
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Online bookings are not available for this event.
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