LGBTQ Founders Demo Day

StartOut SF and Silicon Valley Bank are proud to present Demo Day an annual opportunity to see some of the newest and most innovative LGBTQ founded startups.

Demo day is an opportunity for these startups to demonstrate their products, discuss their go-to-market strategy and pitch their business to a panel of angel and VC investors.

Join us for an evening of discussion among some of the brightest entrepreneurs and investors in our community. There will be ample time for you to make new connections, share ideas with other like-minded individuals and build your network.

Schedule:

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm — Registration and networking
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm — Startup pitches and product demos
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm — Networking

Prizes:

1st Place

  • 1 month freen co-working membership; 50% discount second month; 15% discount for 10 months; 10% off any additional headcount during the first 12 months, sponsored by Werqwise.

For all the others pitching:

  • 15% discount on any level of membership, on total value of membership at sign up, sponsored by Werqwise.

Judges:

Kyle Lui, Partner, DCM Ventures

Kyle Lui, Partner, DCM Ventures

Kyle is an entrepreneur and product guy. As a Partner at DCM, Kyle helps entrepreneurs scale their companies and focuses on consumer internet, B2B / SaaS, and Fintech. Kyle’s investments include Wrike (Acquired by Vista Equity Partners), Tapingo (Acquired by Grubhub), Lime, Eaze, Shift Cars, Grin Scooters, TravelBank and Mendel Health. Kyle also served as a board member for BitTorrent (Acquired by Tron) and SavingStar (Acquired by Quotient/Coupons.com), and is actively involved with SoFi, SigFig, and Matterport.

Amelia Manderscheid, General Partner, Exponential Creativity Ventures

Amelia Manderscheid, General Partner, Exponential Creativity Ventures

Amelia Manderscheid is a General Partner at Exponential Creativity Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital fund investing in human-centered creativity. Prior to relocating to the Bay Area, she was a Specialist and Global Head of eCommerce for the Post-War & Contemporary Art department at Christie’s. She was Head of Sale for Andy Warhol at Christie’s, overseeing Christie’s multi-year exclusive partnership with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Amelia has an MBA from Columbia Business School and holds dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Art History from Wellesley College.

Chris Davidson, Founder, Map n Scale / Fundraising Expert & Mentor, StartOut

Chris Davidson, Founder, Map n Scale / Fundraising Expert & Mentor, StartOut

Chris is an expert in fundraising and growing companies with a focus in venture capital, startups, technology, real estate, medical cannabis and hedge funds. Chris has raised in excess of $500M throughout his career and help grow numerous businesses. Chris founded Map n Scale, an Investment and Advisory Company, in 2018 to leverage his background in scaling companies.

Whitney Sales, General Partner, Acceleprise Ventures

Whitney Sales, General Partner, Acceleprise Ventures

Creator of The Sales Method. Prior to Acceleprise, Whitney helped four companies earn their place on to the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list, LoopNet, Joby, Meltwater, and SpringAhead.

Sponsors:

A special thank you to Silicon Valley Bank. They are both our hosts for the evening, and our national sponsor of the StartOut Demo Day series.

LGBTQ Founders Demo Day Sponsors

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