UNMET Arizona 2021

UNMET conferences meet the capital-raising needs of early-stage companies throughout the country, not just on the coasts.

Welcome back! We are excited to host in-person events again!

This October, join us at UNMET Arizona 2021, co-hosted by Arizona Commerce Authority and Stout Street Capital. This event is set to showcase 60 of the fastest-growing Seed and Series-A startups in Arizona and around the country. 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.

The conference will be hosted in Phoenix, Arizona, as part of the AZ Startup Week. At UNMET Arizona, founders and investors will receive a personalized schedule with 6-8 one-on-one meetings.

Dates: October 7 – 8, 2021

Company Application is Now Closed.

Investor: Register by Sep 2nd for free. (Registration ends Sep 17th).

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Arizona 2021:

What To Expect


Schedule UNMET Arizona 2021

October 7

(Investors Only)

(Phoenix, AZ)

17:30 – 19:30 | Co-Hosted Networking Reception with Venture Madness at UA Virginia G. Piper Lawn

19:30 ~ | Networking Dinner at AC Hotel Phoenix Downtown

October 8

(UNMET Confernce)

850 PBC (Phoenix, AZ) 8:00AM-4:00PM

Check in & Breakfast

Welcome Address

Panel (TBD)

On-Stage 1-Minute Pitch

1-1 Meetings & Breakout Sessions


1-1 Meetings & Breakout Sessions

*Last Updated: Aug 18th

How It Works:

For Founders

UNMET Arizona 2021 will be held on October 8th at 850 PBC (Phoenix, AZ)

As a founder,

1. Submit a quick application (Application is Now Closed).

2. Accepted companies will receive an email with conference details on August 30th.

3. Individualized meeting schedules and the on-stage 1-minute pitch order will be sent prior to the event.

4. Event day (Oct. 8th): Kicks off with a 1-minute pitch allowing you to pitch your business to all investors. Pitches will be followed by one-on-one networking.

*Company application is now closed.

UNMET AZ Application Process

For Investors

UNMET Arizona 2021 will be held over 2 days (October 7-8) in Phoenix, Arizona

As an investor,

1. Register below.

2. Registered investors will receive a survey starting on Sep. 2nd asking them to select 8-10 companies they have the most interest in talking to. (*Investors must complete the survey by Sep. 17th for 1×1 meeting schedule).

3. Investors will receive a customized one-on-one meeting schedule before event day.

4. Attend pre-event investor-only networking reception and dinner (Oct. 7th) which provides a casual environment for organic connections among investors. Dinner and reception are co-hosted with Venture Madness.

5. Event day (Oct. 8th): Kicks off with on-stage 1-minute pitches followed by one-on-one networking.


October 7th

(Investors Only)

Reception (Co-Host with Venture Madness)

Virginia G. Piper Lawn

600 E. Van Buren Street,

Phoenix AZ

October 7th

(Investors Only)


AC Hotel Phoenix Downtown

414 N. 5th Street, Phoenix Arizona

October 8th

(Event Day)


850 PBC

850 N. 5th Street, Phoenix Arizona

Partner Funds (AZ 2021)


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 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.

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Seed-Stage and Series A/B startups in the Midwest have an unmet need for venture investments. UNMET Arizona aims to meet the capital-raising needs of early-stage companies throughout the state.

Company Application is Now Closed || Investors Registration Deadline: September 2nd

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