VentureStart prepares regional startups to be investor-ready for Angel and VC financing. It is part of SARTA, our strategic member. Consider this program before applying to us.
Many of the advisors in VentureStart are from our own group, successful entrpreneurs, or local VCs. These advisors are dedicated to providing free advice and pointers to help you understand startup financing. In the process you will get to know these investors in a non-threatening environment and you never know where that could lead.
VentureStart provides free, comprehensive, and expert assistance through:
- One-on-one advice
- Introductions – from lawyers to investors
- Mentorship – from pitch to financial
- Education – business plans, fundraising and more
VentureStart gives you the opportunity to test your “business” and presentation materials. “Mistakes” made with VentureStart are a learning experience, not an investor rejection. Participation will improve your chances of attracting interest, and you will get connected to the regional investor community, and regional business and university leaders.