Investor & Innovator Forum Speed Networking

Date: Thursday, August 1, 2019
Time: 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

As a part of the Investor & Innovator Forum on August 1, we will hold a private Speed Networking session between selected innovative companies and an invite-only list of investors, during which companies will have the opportunity to talk with investors and advisors on a one on one basis for input and insights. Interested companies should review the below criteria and apply by July 10, 2019.

Program details:

  • There is no application fee to apply
  • Up to ten companies will be selected to participate in the sessions
  • Selected participants will receive (2) complimentary registrations to the Investor & Innovator Forum
  • Companies will meet with up to (4) investors/advisors, depending on the exact number of program participants

Participating investors and advisors include:

  • JD Blank, TreeHouse Health
  • Christopher Cleary, Medtronic
  • David Dalvey, Brightstone Venture Capital
  • Patrick Donohue, Hill Capital Corporation
  • Nick Ehret, Hill Capital Corporation
  • Rick Ehrman, SportsEngine, Inc.
  • Xavier Frigola, Rochester Area Economic Development Inc. (RAEDI)
  • David Herbert, Southeast Minnesota Capital Fund LLC
  • Randy Hines, Dougherty & Company LLC
  • Bob Rinek, PJC
  • Sara Russick, Capita3

Selection Criteria

Emerging companies interested in participating in the Investor & Innovator Forum Speed Networking session should meet the following criteria:

  • Pre-Series B
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have raised at least $250,000 or a Series A round


June 10  Applications accepted
July 10   Application deadline
July 17   Applicants notified of participation status

To Apply

To apply, submit the following materials no later than July 10, 2019:

  • Application Form
  • Executive Summary: No more than (2) page PDF that includes your Business Idea, Market Opportunity, Revenue Model, Founders’ Experience and Commercialization Strategy


Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN 55904