Early Stage East 2002 Applicant Information
Early Stage East offers a forum for high growth entrepreneurial investment opportunities for companies in search of their initial rounds of institutional venture capital. Companies that have received up to $5 million in institutional venture capital are encouraged to apply.
Presenting companies have an opportunity to describe and offer their business venture in an seven-minute live presentation to an audience of private investors, venture capitalists and investment firms. The presentations should describe the company's business investment opportunity, growth and exit strategy.
Companies are required to submit an official application form. Accepted presenting companies must submit a seven-minute PowerPoint presentation.
The ESE Selection Committee competitively chooses up to 24 companies to present. These presenting companies must attend a mandatory coaching session. The session will be held on May 17th in Wilmington, Delaware. The mandatory coaching session will allow companies to present a preliminary run of their PowerPoint presentation to the coaches. Presentation tips and hints from venture experts will be offered. A networking reception will follow the session.
Exhibiting companies have an opportunity to showcase their business opportunity through an exhibit booth that will be open to an audience of private investors, venture capitalists and investment firms for the entire conference day. Companies are required to submit an official application form.
The ESE Selection Committee competitively chooses up to 24 companies to exhibit. Exhibiting companies may attend the coaching session for presenters, but will not have the opportunity to practice their presentations. A networking reception will follow the session.
Selected Companies $495
Includes two event tickets for opening night ceremonies and conference along with conference materials. One representative may attend the Educational Workshop on Monday June 17th as compliments of Early Stage East. Company is also assigned one exhibit booth location.
Application fees via credit cards are only processed for accepted companies. Application fees paid via check will be returned to applicants not selected to present or exhibit prior to the date of the event.