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Drive Binghamton Calendar

May
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Southern Tier Startup Summit @ Koffman Southern Tier Incubator
May 1 all-day
Southern Tier Startup Summit @ Koffman Southern Tier Incubator

Join together with entrepreneurs from across the region for the 2019 Startup Summit & Chloe Capital Pitch Event.

The Startup Summit brings together innovators, business professionals, founders, investors, and economic catalysts to celebrate entrepreneurship of all forms in the Southern Tier.

Hosted by Binghamton University’s Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships and held at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator in downtown Binghamton, this is the hot ticket event for business innovators across the state.

Event attendees can participate in wide-ranging business workshops facilitated throughout the day. Watch promising startups pitch for funding in front of hand-picked judges. Learn firsthand the major progress of companies within The Koffman Incubator. Be informed on major local developments. Network with hundreds of diverse business people. Hear from keynote speakers + more!

The Startup Summit is pleased to welcome the Chloe Capital National Tour featuring Chloe Capital, a VC firm that invests in women-led innovation companies. Held after the Startup Summit, watch five female founders pitch for $100,000!

Pitch Event for Women-led Companies @ Koffman Southern Tier Incubator
May 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pitch Event for Women-led Companies @ Koffman Southern Tier Incubator | Binghamton | New York | United States

Chloe Capital is on a mission to advance solutions to the diversity gap in entrepreneurship. We invest in women leaders at the helm of frontier tech companies that are disrupting rapidly growing markets.

In partnership with the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator and Binghamton University, Chloe Capital will be holding the FINAL pitch event of our 2018-19 National Tour.

So far we’ve been to Rochester, Boston, Denver and Chicago – and we’re moving capital in each city we visit. Now we’re coming to Binghamton, and we want you to join us.

On May 1, Chloe Capital will select one company to receive an investment. The recipient will also pitch our network of co-investing partners for follow-on funding.

Reserve your spot for the Chloe Capital Pitch Event on May 1, 2019. It’s happening during the Southern Tier Startup Summit at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator in Binghamton, NY.

 


 

Chloe Capital is a seed-stage venture capital firm that invests in women-led innovation companies. In collaboration with the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator, Binghamton University, NYSERDA, NYSTEC, Empire State Development, Upstate Venture Connect and more, we invite you to an evening of inspiration and purpose.

Despite recent progress, women-led tech companies receive less than 5% of all venture capital in the U.S., while just .2% goes to African American female founders. This is a missed opportunity. Studies show that diverse teams with women at the helm grow faster and produce higher returns for investors. We call this, “Doing Well by Doing Good.”

 


 

FAQs

Does my company need to be in Binghamton?

Companies do not need to be located in Binghamton, NY to apply to pitch or receive investment. Founders should be prepared to travel. Pitching in person is a must! Women-led innovation companies can apply to pitch for funding by March 1, 2019 at chloecapital.com/tour

Accredited investors and sponsors interested in learning more about joining our movement can reach out at chloecapital.com/contact

 

Where else will Chloe Capital be holding pitch events?

Rochester, NY – December 4, 2018
Boston, MA – January 11, 2019
Denver, CO – February 7, 2019
Chicago, IL – April 4, 2019

 

What kind of companies does Chloe Capital invest in?

Chloe Capital focuses on Frontier Technologies, Cleantech and Agtech. Companies must have at least one female in the C-Suite, a validated prototype and the potential to capture large, rapidly-growing markets. In addition, companies with diverse leadership teams, more than one full-time team member (tech leader preferred), and revenue and/or contracts secured with clients/customers will rise to the top of our list.

 

Can I still participate in the pitch event if I don’t have a frontier tech company?

Yes, women-led Food & Beverage and Consumer Product companies can apply to be event vendors. These companies will receive visibility through event promotions, as well as the opportunity to meet our investors, judges and advisors. Express your interest in being an event vendor at chloecapital.com/contact

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