|Early Stage East�s mission is to serve as a gathering place for entrepreneurs and those organizations funding and servicing them to enable growth and success. Early Stage East (ESE) was founded in 1998 as a nonprofit organization and has grown from a single-day venture capital conference to a year-round series of events. Our events develop entrepreneurs from up and down the East Coast to position them to more successfully obtain venture capital and start break-away businesses.
To date, entrepreneurs that have participated in Early Stage East's Venture Conferences have gone on to secure approximately $500 million in funding. Because ESE is consistently
||taking their conferences to the next level, participants enjoy the highest quality experience each and every time they attend an ESE event.
Venture capitalists and investors attending ESE events have the opportunity to discover early stage companies with potential, while the entrepreneurs have an audience of investors who can provide critically-needed capital and seasoned professionals who can guide them to success.