Company founders pitch for offers and investors consider whether to make them during popular reality television shows like Shark Tank and Dragon's Den.
Attendees of the Second Annual Entrepreneurship Summit can see that process live.
During the Open Angel Forum, a select group of company founders will pitch their ideas and funding requests to an amphitheater full of angel investors and spectators on April 8, 2010, the second day of the the two-day VT KnowledgeWorks Second Annual Entrepreneurship Summit on April 7-8, 2010 at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center in Blacksburg, Virginia.
In alphabetical order by company name, the companies selected to present are:
Actifity.com – Frederick Cook
LimbGear - Tyson Daniel
Maxtena- Dr. Stanislav Licul
NewCityLabs- David Poteet
RRx - Robert Giles
Part of multiple Angel Funding events at the E-Summit, the Open Angel Forum features ready-to-fund companies from the Roanoke/New River Region of Virginia. Company founders will pitch to a panel of locally focused angel investors and an assembly hall full of educators, business leaders, researchers, investors, and entrepreneurs. The Open Angel Forum session provides audience members with a unique opportunity to see how raising capital is done with real companies and real investors. After each company pitch, the panel will provide feedback to the entrepreneurs on how to polish their business models to increase the chance of receiving funding now.
Registration for the Entrepreneurship Summit is open for attendees, advertisers and vendors as long as space is available until March 31, 2010.
VT KnowledgeWorks, LimbGear and Rural System (RRx) are clients of Handshake Media, Incorporated, the parent company of Handshake 2.0.