Founder Friendly Alternatives to VC

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Meda (Metropolitan Economic Development Association)

1256 North Penn Avenue

#4800

Minneapolis, MN 55411

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MN founders and special guest Bryce Roberts of Indie.vc share their experiences with alternatives to the traditional venture capital path.

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For many founders, independence is more valuable than anything.

It may seem that the traditional venture capital path and blitzscaling are the only options, however that approach has some fundamental problems, including:

  • 98% of VC dollars flow to 1 gender
  • 80% of VC dollars flow to 3 states
  • 1% of VC dollars flow to Black/Latino Founders
  • .6% of businesses raise any VC dollars at all

The good news is there are new models emerging that enable founders to get started more efficiently than ever and get funded while preserving options and control.

This conversation will feature the insights and experience of entrepreneurs and investors who are charting a different path. There will be ample time for questions and networking. Hosted at the fabulous new Meda HQ in North Minneapolis.

The panel:

Aneela Idnani - Co-Founder, HabitAware

Bryce Roberts - Managing Partner, Indie.vc

Kristen Womack - Founder, Mina

Thompson Aderinkomi - Co-Founder, Nice Healthcare

Zack Steven - Co-Founder, Cloudburst SBC (moderator)

Agenda:

Social Hour: 6-7 in the MEDA Lounge on 4th floor (beverages and light appetizers provided)

Panel: 7-8 on the 5th Floor

Q&A: 8 - 8:30

Social time: 8:30 - 9

Thank you to our sponsors: Earnest Capital, MEDA, TECH{dot}MN, and Cloudburst SBC

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Meda (Metropolitan Economic Development Association)

1256 North Penn Avenue

#4800

Minneapolis, MN 55411

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