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Verge Pitch Night at the Neidhammer
Thu, March 23, 2017, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Everybody focus... Verge is taking over the Neidhammer. This quirky building has some great history, originally the building was a meeting place for the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (give it a Google).
More than a thousand hours of manpower later, the space has been restored. Uncovered were rustic details such as an antique painting and a wall of brick arches.
Come check out the newly renovated Neidhammer space, on March 23rd at 5:30pm for Verge Pitch Night.
This stellar lineup and exclusive experience wouldn't be possible without our amazing partners. Read on to learn more about our presenters and judges...
PITCH NIGHT, SHARK-TANK STYLE
If you’ve never experienced a Verge pitch, now’s your opportunity to catch 3 of the most exciting companies in the Midwest. Each startup will have just 5 minutes on stage to pitch their startup—no exceptions.
3 PRESENTING ENTREPRENEURS AND THEIR TECH COMPANIES
We've got a killer group of presenting entrepreneurs for you this month. Check these high-growth tech companies:
DemandJump: is an artificial intelligence marketing software platform that helps marketers drive more qualified, grow revenue, and forecast results. Learn More >>>
TWIP: Travel With Interesting People connects people to experiences and travelers based on your travel behavior (Travanality). Learn More >>>
Dattus: The Industrial IoT Platform for OEMs and Manufacturers to enable Industry 4.0 smart factories and smart machines. Learn More >>>
Take some time to learn about each of these companies, but don't miss your chance to grab a ticket.
The founders will have 5 minutes of Q&A from our panel of “sharks" after each pitch, when you'll get to learn exactly how investors think and how the entrepreneurs respond on the fly. Our sharks bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives, which is sure to make for interesting questions and discussion...
Shark #1: Kristian Anderson | Partner at High Alpha
Kristian works with entrepreneurs and business leaders to design compelling brand experiences, create new business models, and innovate new products and services. Kristian founded Studio Science and is a Partner at High Alpha, a new venture studio that conceives, operates, and scales enterprise cloud companies.
Previously, Kristian was an active angel investor, co-founding Gravity Ventures, a seed-stage venture fund, and several software companies, including Octiv, Lessonly, Visible, and Pathagility.
Kristian has a diverse background in technology, design, and venture capital. He is frequently invited to speak on the intersection of design and entrepreneurship at events, such as SXSW, HOW Design, and Transform (Oslo).
Shark #2: Alex Shortle | VP of Meridian Street Capital
Alex Shortle is Vice President of Meridian Street Capital, an Indianapolis-based, healthcare-focused venture capital firm. Prior to Meridian Street, he was a founding Partner with the turnaround group Mountain West Capital Partners, serving as outside CFO to the firm's portfolio companies. He began his career with the M&A and capital formation group of Periculum Capital and the leveraged and acquisition finance group of HSBC Securities. Alex spends his free time dancing with his wife Annie, adventuring with his aptly named, Colorado-raised dog Indy, and kayaking the many underutilized waterways of Indiana.
Shark #3 Adrian France | Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer at Odyssey
Adrian France co-founded the social media platform, Odyssey, while attending IU. As Chief Creative Officer, she's been instrumental in driving the company’s growth and expanding its offerings. Adrian spearheaded the development of the marketing services division, providing millennial market research, influencer activation and native content strategies for clients such as Victoria’s Secret PINK, Starbucks, Verizon, P&G and others. Currently, she is focused on building both Odyssey’s brand and relationships across the market.
As always, there will be plenty of time to connect with our growing community. Here’s the agenda:
- 5:30 — Doors open: General networking
- 6:00 — Pitches from 3 fast-growing Midwest companies
- 7:00 PM — General networking and Open House with The Neidhammer
- 8:00 PM — Go home with new inspirations and
LOCAL FOOD AND DRINK
Think we would let you go hungry? We got you. Get your full from our great local partners at Nameless Catering, with their tasty eats. Our partners over at Upland will be providing local beer to keep us hydrated for the night!
This is going to be huge! But tickets won't last...RSVP to reserve your spot now.
MADE POSSIBLE BY OUR AMAZING PARTNERS: