We are organizing Global 1000 Meetings and Networking Series to provide Global 1000 corporates the opportunity to meet and network with innovative, high-growth companies and portfolio-holders in local venues.
The next event is on June 3, 2015 in Palo Alto, CA at the offices Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and an optional dinner from 6:00 - 8:30 pm.
This event is being organized in cooperation with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Life Science Angels, and True Global Ventures.
These afternoon events around the country will include:
- Corporate Reverse Showcase Panels, where Global 1000 corporates detail what they are looking for
- Networking and relationship-building sessions
- Pre-arranged and scheduled one-on-one meetings between companies and corporates
- Optional dinners for continued networking and relationship-building in a more relaxed setting
The event is by-invitation only and is only for Companies/Entrepreneurs, VCs, Angel Investors, Universities, Incubators/accelerators, SBIR program managers and State funders interested in doing deals with Global 1000 corporates. Networking seats will be allocated to companies and portfolio holders (VCs, angels, universities, incubators/accelerators, SBIR program managers and state funders) with the greatest interest to the Global 1000 corporates. Meeting seats will be allocated to companies/entrepreneurs based on the number of meeting requests received from individual Global 1000 corporates.
For Company Meetings with Global 1000: fill out the application [here]. Corporates will read the 250-word company summary to decide whether they would like to request a meeting with the company. If a meeting is requested by a corporate, the company may be asked to provide additional non-confidential information and slides before a meeting is confirmed and meeting time allocated. Meetings are at the sole discretion of the corporate without recourse. Please note that eligible companies must already be in the portfolios of angel investors, VCs, universities, SBIR programs, incubators and/or state funders to be considered. [Portfolio holders do not need to attend the event for the company to be allocated meeting seats with the corporates, but portfolio holder attendance is encouraged where possible, so that the portfolio-holder can be a reference for the company.] DEADLINE for Company Meetings: May 15, 2015
For Portfolio-Holders Networking: if you are a VC, angel investor, university startup creation officer, incubator/accelerator, SBIR program manager and state funder, you can request an invitation to attend the event to discuss corporate interest in your investment strategy and portfolio companies by filling out this short form [here]. DEADLINE for Portfolio-Holders Networking: May 27, 2015
Venue space is limited, so please apply early!
CORPORATE REVERSE SHOWCASE WEBINAR SERIES
APRIL 29, 2015; 1:00 to 2:00pm ET
THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY
AND BD TECHNOLOGIES
May 6, 2015; 1:00 to 2:00pm ET
AND BOEHRINGER-INGELHEIM VENTURE FUND
SUBMIT A COMPANY:
COMPANY MEETINGS WITH GLOBAL 1000
Deadline: May 15, 2015
REQUEST FOR AN INVITATION:
PORTFOLIO HOLDER NETWORKING
Deadline: May 27, 2015
(for VCs, angel investors, university startup creation officers, incubators/accelerators, SBIR program managers and state funders)
There will be a nominal cost between $35 and $95 for companies and portfolio holders depending on venue to cover expenses. There is a separate cost (approximately $100 - $150) for the optional dinners (2-3 hours).
if you have questions or comments.