FAQ

Are  you are a creative entrepreneur with an innovative idea looking for funding, customers or partners?
If you are newly launched, early stage, or mid stage seeking financing, apply to pitch to give a demo to multi million dollar investors. There is no additional fee to apply or pitch.

Past presenting  startups have received millions in funding from our events, met partners and board members, and some were even acquired from contacts they made .

During the conference we offer tracks for the Startup Showcase where 20 selected startups can pitch to a panel of investors. The top three selected by the judges will pitch to the entire audience during the closing session. A

Do you charge a fee for startups to pitch?
No. Because we believe that good startups deserve investor’s attention, we DO NOT charge a fee to apply or for the companies selected to pitch. If you are selected, you only need a deluxe ticket for the event.


Should We attend if We are a Self Funded, Mid Stage or More Advanced Companies Not Looking for Funds?
If you are mid stage but launching new product lines, or choose to remain self funded and not raise funds, we still have content relevant to you. We offer tracks on recruiting customers, increasing sales, and growth strategies without seeking outside funding.

Hear real stories about how successful entrepreneurs raised financing and created a massive customer base on shoe string budgets, and how expertscan help open doors with valuable introductions.

Throughout the day, you will hear case studies and seminars designed to give you concrete ideas you can implement now.

Do you want an open exchange of ideas, challenges and inspiration from other entrepreneurs?
We bring you into the discussion by having small group discussions and a chance to meet speakers and attendees during breaks, lunch and the cocktail party.

Are you an investor looking for promising startups, or incubator looking for investors for your portfolio?

Investors that serve as judges or speakers attend at no charge.
Incubators seeking funding can secure a private meeting suite next to the summit that can accommodate up to 50 guests. You can use for private meetings and demos with our attendees.  We give you the attendee list so you can set up meetings in advance and show demos at the event.  Learn more here.

Are we affordable?
You bet.  We intentionally keep our basic ticket prices under $100 low so as to be affordable for everyone between entrepreneurs to investors. Of course, presenters, speakers, and judges are free.  We offer different levels of ticket options depending on your budget.  The higher priced options includes benefits like meals, attendee list, cocktail party, speed networking, and cocktail reception. View on our registration page.

Do companies really get funded at your events?
We have produced venture forums for 11 years in LA and the San Francisco area.  Our past venture forums have resulted in millions in funds given for startups and hundreds of partnerships.  But we are not just about money.  Its also about having fun, high energy networking, forming partnerships, sharing ideas, and helping startups grow.