UNMET Founders 2020

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 (Seed & Series A) 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

UNMET Panels

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

Date: TBD

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

Date: TBD

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What To Expect

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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

How It Works:

For Founders

Founders that have never pitched at UNMET Conferences

Companies can start the application process through a web-based application, which includes company profile, investment metrics and a short video elevator pitch. Once this is completed, you will receive a confirmation email on your submission. The UNMET Team will review your application. If the application is accepted, you will receive an acceptance email on or before November 11th.

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.


Founders that have pitched at UNMET Conferences

Use your Thumbraise mobile app to search for the #UNMET_Founders network and click “Pitch #UNMET_Founders“. It will auto-populate the answer fields with the pitch that you previously pitched to UNMET Arizona Fall 2020. You can use that pitch as a baseline to make necessary updates. Once successfully submitted a pitch to the #UNMET_Founders network you have completed the application. You will receive a confirmation email on your submission. The UNMET Team will review your application. If the application is accepted, you will receive an acceptance email on or before November 11th.



Few guidelines for your video elevator pitch:

  • Keep the pitch duration short (under 2 minutes)
  • Include brief intro about the company (what do we do, founder, team, etc.)
  • Define problem and solution
  • Include high-level traction information and current fundraising ask

Please Note: Selected companies will have a chance to modify their pitch information including the video pitch before registered investors can see their pitches on the Thumbraise Platform.

Apply AS A PRESENTING COMPANY

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.

REGISTER AS AN INVESTOR

Pitches

Using video pitch platform, selected founders can create short-form video pitches that are like Instagram Stories to give a brief pitch of their company.

One-on-One Meetings

The video pitch platform enables investors and founders to meet inside of public or privately hosted networks for one-on-one meetings.

 

Partner Funds (Founders 2020)

BECOME A PARTNER FUND

Spending 24 hours and meeting this many founders and investors in Middle America is fascinating.

PRESENTING COMPANY

Meeting 12-15 companies within our thesis and co-investors in 24 hours is highly efficient.

INVESTOR

“There are tremendous opportunities at UNMET with all the companies here as companies are growing and looking to be connected with people. Great way to get our names out there and assist companies through that transition.

SPONSOR
Unmet Denver 2019 Meetings
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Venue

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40 of the fastest-growing early-stage companies with diverse founders located across the United States will be pitching to raise Series A/B Capital to over 150 Series A/B investors from around the country.

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100 of the fastest-growing tech companies located throughout the middle of the United States will be pitching to raise Series A/B Capital to over 200 Series A/B investors from around the country.

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