By facilitating 5-6 investor connections per company per conference, we help founders in underfunded regions and communities to find institutional capital from U.S. based and global investors.
By enabling investor-founder and founder-founder one-on-one meetings, we connect investors to quality deal flow from smaller markets at scale. We help investors find 5-6 companies each that fit their thesis per conference.
Empower Local Startup Ecosystems
By helping raise $50 million per conference, we empower local ecosystems to grow, innovate, and build sustainable local communities of entrepreneurs not limited by geography.
*Most UNMET events follow the structure below. Please refer to specific event page for details.
Register now to gain access to every UNMET venture conference happening in 2021. We will send tickets and additional details to all registered investors prior to each conference in 2021.
Prior to each in-person event, investors will receive a survey that asks to select 8-10 companies that they have the most interests in talking to and the meal preferences for Networking Dinner. Investors will receive a customized one-on-one meeting schedule before the event day.
Event day is preceded by a welcome networking reception and dinner which provides a casual environment for organic connections among investors.
Event day starts with a 1 minute pitch followed by one-on-one networking.
All registered attendees will have access to the online platform three days after the event to continue to connect with founders.
Submit a quick 1-minute elevator pitch along with your company’s pitch deck and details to private #UNMET network on Thumbraise.
Accepted companies will receive an email with conference details on where to stay and how to plan for the trip. Individualized meeting schedules and on-stage 1-minute pitch order will be sent prior to the event.
Event day starts with a 1-minute pitch allowing you to pitch your business to all investors. Pitches will be followed by one-on-one networking.
All registered attendees will have access to the virtual platform three days after the event to continue to connect.
“Spending 24 hours and meeting this many founders and investors in Middle America is fascinating.“
Kathleen Craig, HTMA
“If you are a company or an investor and you want to meet 15-20 potential partners, why not do it in 24-48 hours period through UNMET as opposed to over weeks and getting on planes.“
Brian Zimbelman, Crawley Ventures
“Meeting 12-15 companies within our thesis and co-investors in 24 hours is highly efficient.“
“There are tremendous opportunities at UNMET as these companies are here to grow and look to be connected with people. UNMET is a great way to get our names out there and assist companies through that growth/transition.“
Selected companies raising early-stage capital will have an opportunity to pitch to investors and answer questions during breakout sessions.
Organizers will schedule one-on-one meetings for companies and investors based on investor preferences. The event is structured to help attendees schedule at least 6-8 meetings.
Easy Virtual Access
Registered investors will have access to the virtual platform to view company pitches in the palm of their hand.
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Co-hosted by Jobs Ohio, presenting companies will have the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to more than 100 institutional Venture Capital investors from around the world – and to network with peers.