Following what attendees have called “the best Mira Awards season ever,” TechPoint will host its third annual Winners’ Circle event connecting this year’s honorees and select scale-up companies with more than 30 out-of-state venture capital and growth equity firms, investment banks, media, influencers and tech buyers together to build relationships, spotlight innovations, and create future investments here in Indiana.
The invitation-only Winners’ Circle event will be held on Thursday, June 15 at the beautiful Biltwell Events Center just Southwest of Monument Circle and Lucas Oil Stadium near Kentucky Ave. and Interstate 70 along the White river. More than 200 invite-only attendees, 40+ qualifying scale-up companies and the 30+ select out-of-state investors are expected to attend.
The Winners’ Circle powered by TechPoint is an efficient and productive, high energy opportunity for exposure and relationship building, with the hope that more investment, stories, partnerships and customer relationships might result. This video from Winners’ Circle two years ago shows what to expect.
WATCH VIDEOS: San Francisco-based Nicholas Crowne from Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), and Omaha, Nebraska-based Greg Beaufait from Dundee Venture Capital share thoughts about investment opportunities in the Indianapolis area and the Winners’ Circle event experience.
The day is structured for high-quality conversations between the Mira Award winners and scale-ups an the investors in attendance, as well as quality networking time with leaders in the tech community. Fundable companies have the opportunity to schedule 20-minute meetings with investors based on mutual preferences, and there will be opportunities for all participants to connect throughout the day.
Winners’ Circle , in its entirety, runs from 9am – 5pm and is comprised of the following parts:
9:00 – 10:00 am – Doors Open & Registration
10:00 – 11:00 am – Welcome & Invest Indiana Forum: The Next Level Indiana Trust Fund will have a major impact on the success of Indiana tech companies and innovation, helping us emerge as a Midwest tech hub. Be first to learn about and first to learn about Indiana’s new $250 million Next Level Fund which, through a fund of funds model, will be investing in VC funds.
11:00 – 12:00 pm – Speed Pitches: Participating companies deliver one-minute pitches
12:00 – 1:00 pm – Lunch & Networking
1:00 – 4:00 pm – Speed Dating Rotations: A series of curated 18-minute meetings between a company and a specific investor.
4:00 – 5:00 pm – Networking Reception
WATCH VIDEO: This year’s Winners’ Circle will be held at the Biltwell Events Center instead of at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, however, this video captures a lot of the action and excitement you can expect from this one-of-a-kind event!
Additionally, TechPoint partnered with the Venture Club of Indiana to create INX3, a multi-day event series that brings together Venture Club’s Innovation Showcase alongside TechPoint’s Winners’ Circle and other entrepreneurial and innovation-focused community events. TechPoint encourages anyone and everyone interested in the tech community to attend any of the public events and programs.
The leaders of Venture Club and TechPoint intend for this joint effort to be an annual event series and they are recommending that local companies consider hosting board meetings or company site visits for investors on Friday, June 16 while the investors are in town.
For more information about Winners’ Circle powered by TechPoint, contact Lauren Petersen. Visit the INX3 website for the latest information about Innovation Showcase and other entrepreneurship events in and around the Greater Indianapolis area during the week of June 13-17.