Venture Capitalist Pitch Contest
Have the next big idea? Looking for exposure and feedback on your idea? Submit an application for our VC Pitch Contest and YOU could be selected for the experience of a lifetime. All entrants will have an opportunity to pitch on Friday. Four contestants will be selected to pitch their idea in front of well-known Venture Capitalists from the Midwest during MWEC. Following their pitch, each contestant will have 7 minutes of Q&A from the VC’s, where they not only ask questions, but must provide advice on how to improve your concept.
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Co-Founder / Visionary of The Social Lights, Ernst & Young Entrepreneurs of the Year Finalist, Techstars Mentor
Co-founder & CEO of Monday Motorbikes, Bringing the next generation of electric motorbike to the US market
HALEY HOFFMAN SMITH
Author of Her Big Idea, a book that was a Top 3 Bestseller on ideation and women’s empowerment. Featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, and the Washington Examiner.
Award-winning real estate agent, investor, speaker and relationship builder.
Co-Founder, Half United. fighting global hunger using the fashion industry as our platform
Founder of ParadigmID.com, business innovation & strategic design. Work featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Product Hunt, Now This
MARY CLARE SWEET
Founder, Lotus House of Yoga, leading 95 employees, and over 10,000 active students
Founder, SoapBox Soaps, a for-purpose company selling in 10,000’s of stores including Target & Walgreens
Founder of RetailAware, Blabfeed. Featured in Entrepreneur Magazine at 16
Startup Career Fair
Find your next gig at our third annual Startup Career Fair. Join companies such as Hudl, Flywheel, BuilderTrend, and more for networking, interviews, and more!
Networking and Mentoring Sessions
Look no further for advice or your future mentor. Our Networking and Mentoring Sessions provide students with the resources they need to be the next level entrepreneur.
Nationally Recognized Entrepreneurs
Our speakers are young entrepreneurs who have received national recognition such as Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year, appearances on Shark Tank, or listed in Inc Magazine’s. 30 under 30.
Breakfast and Lunch Included!
Attendees will enjoy a complimentary breakfast and lunch each day of our conference. Not a morning person? Don’t worry- we will have plenty of caffeine!
Offer Ends March 29th
Offer Ends April 5th
Five or more Tickets
Offer Ends April 4th