Seed the South, Foundation For the Carolinas, Wednesday, 22. January 2020

 
Seed the South is the only event in Charlotte highlighting early-stage startups through a pitch competition and investor symposium. This two-day event provides a unique opportunity to meet the leading investors in the Carolinas and see the businesses of the future. This year, Seed the South kicks off with PitchBreakfast. 
Our goal: engage new and current investors, elevate the Charlotte ecosystem and showcase the Queen City's innovative startups. 
 
View the official Seed the South page here.
 
EARLY BIRD TICKETS END DECEMBER 1.
 
 

 
DAY ONE – SEED ROUND:
8:00 – Registration
8:15-8:30 – Startup Alley
8:30 - 9:00 – Doors open; coffee
9:00- 9:10 – Welcoming
9:10 - 10:10 – PitchBreakfast 
10:15 - 10:30 – Collective Hustle Opening Address
10:00 - 10:45 – Panel: Angel Investor’s Guide to Startup Funding in the South
10:50-11:20 – Legal Panel: Term Sheet, Red Flags, Pitfalls, and Elements to Negotiation 
11:20- 11:55 – Fireside Chat
12:00 - 12:45 – Lunch 
12:50 - 1:25 – Panel: Investing 101 – Seed Money
1:30 - 2:00 – Startup Talk: Why Your Pitch Isn’t Working
2:00 - 2:30 – Investor/Startup Panel: Investor and Startup Expectations
2:35 - 3:30 – Panel: Diversity in Investing
3:30 - 4:30 – Panel: After the Seed Round
4:45 - 5:00 – Closing - Looking Ahead
 
 
DAY TWO – POST-LAUNCH & SERIES A:
 
8:30- 9:00 – Doors open; networking
9:10 - 10:10 – Investor/Founder Panel: Investor vs. Founder Relationship Management
10:15 - 11:00 – Investor/Founder Panel: Difference between SV & CLT 
11:00 - 11:45 – Investor Panel: Fixing the funding gaps in diverse & female-led startups
11:50 - 12:30 – Lunch
12:35 - 1:15 – Town Hall: Economic Development in CLT Startups
1:15 - 2:00 – Keynote 
2:10 - 3:10 – Startup Expo – 20 launched startups
3:15 - 4:15 – Big Pitch
4:15 - 4:20 – Voting 
4:20 - 4:30 – Awards & Closing
5:30 -  8:00 – CharlotteInno: Inno on Fire Awards
 

 
Startup Alley
40 startups will have the opportunity to connect with the community, potential employees and individuals who can't commit two-days to Seed the South to meet the founders of Seed the South. This will only occur from 9 a.m. EST to 11 a.m. EST on Wednesday, January 22nd. 
 
PitchBreakfast 
To attend PitchBreakfast, you must purchase tickets to Seed the South.
The IDEAFund will be advising 5 early-stage startups to kickoff Seed the South at 9 a.m EST on Jan. 22.
 
Big Pitch Competition
Startups must apply to pitch by Dec. 1.
 Startups will have the chance to win three prizes:

Judges select Best Pitch: $1,000 
Audience select Best Pitch: $1,000 
Best Demo Table 1-minute pitch: $1,000 

There are 14 other startups taking part in our demo day to engage with local leaders and spread the word about their companies. Attendees will be able to vote on the best demo table and main stage pitch. 
 
Sponsors will be announced December 1. Interested in sponsoring? Email lynn@vishion.co.


Collective Hustle focuses on the inclusion and empowerment of female and minority entrepreneurs and investors, providing angel, pre-seed and seed investors with a unique opportunity to engage with diverse and talented leaders in the Charlotte startup ecosystem. Ticket sales will help us to continue our efforts to build an inclusive Charlotte ecosystem.

 
 

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