20th Annual Vermont Investors Forum
The Vermont Investors Forum (VIF) brings together the best of New England’s entrepreneurial and investment communities. We’re responsible for millions of dollars in raised investment capital, strategic consulting and board relationships, and the tools and resources you’ll need to transition from start-up to profitable company.
The VIF Steering Committee is in the process of selecting unique growth companies seeking to raise capital. The companies will present executive summary style pitches to an invitation-only audience of investors on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at the Dudley H. Davis Center located on the University of Vermont Campus, Burlington, Vermont.
The selected companies for 2012 will receive coaching from the VIF Steering Committee prior to the event and present in back-to-back groupings, leaving ample time for attendees to meet individually with the presenters during breaks. With this format, the Forum provides an excellent and efficient way for a number of growth companies and investors to connect in a short period of time.
If your company is interested in presenting at the Vermont Investors Forum, please complete the application located at the following link: https://gust.com/entrepreneur-conference/vif/apply Feel free to contact us at 802.658.7830 or info@VermontInvestorsForum.com if you have any questions about the application process. The extended deadline for submission of your application is September 18, 2012.
Qualified angel and institutional investors will attend the invitation-only event. The participating investors bring a broad range of entrepreneurial and professional experience and expertise, and typically participate in these exciting companies as:
- board members
David Aronoff, General Partner of Flybridge Capital Partners will be the 2012 luncheon Keynote Speaker. His investment interests and experience include the semiconductor, Internet & mobile infrastructure, data center, video and digital media sectors. David currently manages the firm’s New York City office and sits on the boards of Flybridge portfolio companies, Calxeda, Immedia Semiconductor, and Sand9.
Last year’s 2011 Presenters were as follows:
During the event, Investors are asked to vote for their favorite presenting company. The following were last year’s winners:
1st Place ($500): Inntopia
2nd Place ($250): Vermont Nut Free Chocolates
3rd Place ($150) – Tied: Patient Engagement Systems and Raise Your Voice
The Forum also includes an Innovators’ Corner which features earlier-stage products and business concepts not quite ready for formal presentation. The Committee selected 10 companies last year to be in the Innovators’ Corner.
The following Innovators presented 3-minute pitches to the attending audience:
For more information about the Forum and a schedule of events, please contact us.