Back again after its kickoff in 2017, VC’s Unplugged is designed for entrepreneurs, service providers, angel investors and VC investors to have an opportunity to meet out-of-state venture capitalists and engage in informal conversations about funding opportunities within our region. The event, featuring nearly 100 guests, will include a panel of seasoned venture capitalists, great networking, and a catered luncheon.
“How to Raise Capital for Your Startup”
Featuring Manny Fernandez, Silicon Valley angel investor, serial entrepreneur, and bestselling author featured on CNBC’s Make Me A Millionaire Inventor.
Brought to you by McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship.
When and Where:
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Tucson Convention Center
1:00PM – 2:00PM
“How to Raise Capital for Your Startup” IdeaFunding Keynote
The event will highlight six entrepreneurs who will pitch their idea to a distinguished panel of experts. One winner will be named to receive over $25,000 in cash and additional in-kind prizes, as well as audience prize winner!
First place prize package includes a $25,000 cash prize.
A special coaching and mentoring session with accredited investors
Admission and scholarship to participate in 2018 Thryve Venture Development program of your choice
$1,000 social media prize to the business selected as the audience choice!
Network with investors, other startup founders, and the best entrepreneurial minds in Arizona. As the leading startup conference in Arizona each fall, IdeaFunding attracts the top entrepreneurs, investors, speakers, leaders in the state.
Learn to Raise Money
At IdeaFunding, we bring together to top minds in the industry to participate in workshops, panels and talks. You’ll have the opportunity to pick from numerous panels, workshops and speakers to learn more about investing in startups, or raising the capital you’ll need to launch your company.
Tactical Skill Building
As part of TENWEST Festival, your pass will provide access to the education and pitch competition portions of the day that focus on tactical skills building for professionals who are growing, improving, or just starting out.
IdeaFunding is a proud part of TENWEST
A key event within TENWEST Festival for four years, IdeaFunding is the flagship event within the Festival for Tucson’s entrepreneurial community. TENWEST Festival is a week-long festival bringing together culture-makers, technologists, professionals, & community builders alike for week long celebration of what will create the Next Tucson.