It is a "pitch party" where a select group of entrepreneurs has up to 5 minutes to convince a panel of investors to meet with them to further discuss their ventures. Using a format similar to the popular television show Shark Tank, our investors provide feedback to the entrepreneurs about their presentations and companies, and information to all about why they decide to be "In" or "Out." If they are "In" they will meet with the Entrepreneur at a later time to discuss their company. If they are "Out" there is no interest at this time. Again, the investor lets us know why s/he will not move forward with the presenter. For more information and Investor Bios, click here http://sneef.org/page-1534174
For this event, we seek companies beyond the idea stage. The ideal company will have raised funds from friends, family, and/or grants such as SBIR's. If the company's product is a software or SAAS product, it should be in beta testing or later.
NOTE: please read the Entrepreneur Guidelines (PDF file) before applying. There is a $50 application fee required in order to be considered.
A selection committee will choose the top 8 applicants to present. The successful applicants will be deemed to have companies most likely to interest the investment panel. In the past, the successful companies have been beyond the idea stage, with a finished product and/or revenue or significant progress toward commercialization if a pharma, equipment or medical device company.
This is a public event
General Admission - $30
SNEEF Alliances - $25
SNEEF Members - No Charge
UMass Dartmouth Students & Faculty- No Charge
Dr. Steven Bondonaro
Chief Scientist at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Newport Northeast Tech Bridge Regional Director
Alf Carroll is the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Black Belt at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) where he specializes in new technology program insertion.
Vice Provost for Research and Academic Affairs at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Asst. Director for the Consortium of Marine Robotics at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Co-Founder at Dive Technologies, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
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