UNMET conferences meet the capital-raising needs of early-stage companies throughout the country, not just on the coasts.
This June, UNMET Ohio 2021 – co-hosted by JobsOhio and Stout Street Capital – will showcase more than 60 of the fastest-growing Seed and Series A startups in the Midwest and around the country. Presenting companies will have the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to more than 200 institutional Venture Capital investors from around the world – and to network with peers.
The conference will be hosted on Thumbraise, a video-pitch platform that enables founders to create brief video pitches – similar to Instagram Stories – about their companies. Founders and investors can then meet one-on-one on a privately hosted network.
Dates: June 22 – July 19, 2021
* Due to the large number of applications and requests to extend the application deadline, UNMET is extending the application deadline to June 7th and extend the conference time from originally running from June 15-July 12 to June 22-July 19.
As President of BLASTmedia, Lindsey is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction, revenue and marketing of the only PR agency dedicated to B2B SaaS. With nearly 20 years in the tech-PR industry, Lindsey has managed PR campaigns for global brands and led account teams through how to tell compelling stories for their clients.
Lindsey is a member of the Forbes Agency Council and is both a featured speaker and media contributor. In addition to her role at BLASTmedia, Lindsey is the host of the SaaS Half Full podcast and Principal at Statwax, a digital advertising agency.
Prior to joining BLASTmedia, Lindsey worked at Fleishman-Hillard Chicago in the consumer marketing practice group. At F-H, she was responsible for executing national PR campaigns for global brands like Nike, Quaker Oats, Gatorade and Abbott Labs.
Lindsey is a University of Georgia alum with a Journalism and Communications degree. She is married with three children and resides in Indianapolis, where you can find her on the weekends at the ballfields with her kids or watching Bulldog football in the fall.
John Sotomayor, SotoIP Founding Patent Attorney, was formerly in-house Patent Counsel for high-tech startups, is a former Patent Examiner with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and spent the first half of his career working as an Electrical Engineer in the energy, telecommunications, software, and intelligence sectors. He has deep experience in software methods, software driven products, electrical, electro-mechanical, medical and other devices.
“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.“