Founders 2020: Highlights


UNMET Founders conference is aimed at creating a venue for underrepresented founders, especially women and diverse founders to help raise venture funding. First of its kind, UNMET Founders 2020 is hosted by the UNMET Network. Presenting companies will have an opportunity to pitch their businesses to 150+ early-stage investors from across the country and a chance to network with peers.

The UNMET Founders 2020 virtual conference will be hosted on a video pitch platform. This platform enables investors and founders to meet inside of public or privately hosted networks for one-on-one meetings. Using a mobile platform, founders can create short-form video pitches that are like Instagram Stories to give a brief pitch of their company.

Dates: Nov. 16 – Dec. 07, 2020

How It Worked:

For Founders

While the web does support for a webcam recording, we highly recommend recording your videos using your phone and saving them to your computer and uploading them, as most laptop cameras are 720p, and phones are significantly higher quality. 

For Investors

UNMET Founders 2020 will be held over a 3-week period from Nov. 16th to Dec. 6th. Investors will be provided all pitch materials and Thumbraise platform access during this event. To allow investor a chance to review company materials ahead of time and schedule one-on-one meetings using the Thumbraise platform.

Schedule UNMET Founders 2020

November 2020

Virtual Conference

11/02 | Company Application Deadline

11/11 | Company Start Receiving Acceptance Letter

11/15 | Investor Registration Ends

11/17 | Investors Start Receiving Invites to Join Platform to View Pitches and Set Up Meetings

12/07 | Conference Ends

UNMET Panels


Panel: UNMET Founders & UNMET Regions- Why Investors Are Missing Out on This Opportunity?

Date: November 16th, 2020 | 10:00 AM (Mountain Time)

Location: Zoom


Panel: Challenges and Solutions to Bring Gender and Racial Equity to Venture Ecosystems

Date: November 16th, 2020 | 02:00 PM (Mountain Time)

Location: Zoom


Sponsored By:

Partner Funds (Founders 2020)


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