The Biggest Startup Pitch event in the USA – 850 start up pitches for 150 Expert DOJO Members
Tue, Mar 28 - Fri, Mar 31 @
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Expert DOJO space
UNIT 308, 395 Santa Monica place
Q1 Investor Festival – Where Startups Meet Investors
To pitch to over 80 startup investors you have to apply to join our quarter 1 start up accelerator
If you just want to join us as an audience member then you can reserve your week long ticket to watch our brilliant startups realize their dreams by day and join our parties by night – BOOK HERE
If you would like more information about our accelerator then LEARN HERE
You have been working hard building the foundation for a great business. Now its time to meet strategic investors who can provide you the investment you need to grow to the next level. Without a doubt we have over 80 of the highest caliber investors attending and can cater for seed, series A and series B funding. We have something for every great startup.
Here is the great news. Not only can you get to pitch your business at this Festival but you also get to be a member of the Expert DOJO startup accelerator for 4 months at no additional cost. All you have to do to be a part of the Investor Festival is to join the Academy here – There are no other fees to pay and we will take an active part in helping you achieve your funding and business objectives. After you join Expert DOJO you are automatically booked into the conference. Everything we do at Expert DOJO is to help you achieve success in investment, user growth and company value.
Breakdown of the five days
Day 1 – Investment For Female founders
10am – 4pm – This day is all about women in business. Join Expert DOJO and our partners in helping women create, grow and expand women owned businesses. We will have female focused VCs and an all female founder audience. Our objective is to shine a light on the low level of investment in women entrepreneurship and do something about it. We will not only have educational sessions on how to achieve success as a women in business and mentor sessions by female founders who have made it, but we will also have an inclusive Investor pitch zone which is just for you. Expect over 20 female focused investors to attend this day.
Day 2 – Investment for seed stage entrepreneurship
At the last Investor Festival we had 4 investors listening to 100 pitches. This time we will have 30 investors and accelerators listening to 40 seed to series A pitches (2 minute pitch without presentations) from 10am to 1pm, then an hour for networking then another 40 pitches from 3pm to 5pm. We are again going to fly in the most serious early stage investors from around the USA and create the right environment to get our early stage startups funded.
In the evening (6pm to 9pm) we will have our friends from La Tech Happy Hour throw their usual epic startup party. All DOJO members and conferences attendees can use the code – dojo
Day 4 – Alternative and later stage funding (Series A & B)
At the last Festival we flew in Goldman Sachs, Samsung Ventures and so many more mid to late stage investors and this time will be much more of the same. This day 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. Again we will have three sessions with 7 VCs on a panel from 10am to 12pm, 1pm to 3pm will be reserved for equity crowdfunding listening to pitches and giving feedback and then we will finish with rewards based crowdfunding experts telling you secrets to success
Day 5 – One On One Meetings With Investors
At our last Investor Festival, we had over 350 one-on-one appointments. Expect even more this time. We have an additional mentor day just for you at Expert DOJO where 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 mentors 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. We will send you the mentor appointment list one week before the event, and we will allocate appointments on a first-come, first-served basis. The one-on-one meetings will wrap up at 5pm.
To Pitch as a startup you need to apply to join HERE
To watch the whole week of pitching and join all of our VIP and evening parties sign up on our EVENTBRITE PAGE
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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Online bookings are not available for this event.
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