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Innovate Springfield Investor Pitch Event

March 30, 2017
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
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Have you ever wondered what it is like to invest in a start-up company?  Or how to get involved in investing? Are you an entrepreneur interested in learning how to raise money from private investors? Join Innovate Springfield (iSPI) and NextGen Ventures as we host an investor pitch event at iSPI.


We will hear from three up-and-coming iSPI entrepreneurs pitching their business opportunities to a group of investors. Before the first business pitch, we will walk through some nuts and bolts of investing in startups, including:

  • Accessing and financing startup investment opportunities

i.e., Crowdfunding, Angel Investors, Venture Capital, Private Equity, IPOs, and Debt

  • What startup investors seek

  • Valuations and deal structures

  • Exits


Learn more and register here. If you're interested in learning more about how to get involved with iSPI and support Springfield's entrepreneurial ecosystem, please email us at

here's the plan:

4:30 PM        Investing in Startups 101

5:15 PM        Welcome and Introductions

5:20 PM        FitTube, Eric Broughton (Founder & CEO)

5:40 PM        SmashToast, Barnabas Helmy (Founder & CEO)

6:00 PM        Health Assurance, Dr. Josh Renken (Founder & CEO)

6:20 PM        Discussion and Social

6:30 PM        Adjourn

Interested in participating in future investor pitch events? 

Or interested in supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Springfield?

Apply to become a member, or shoot us an email at   

Still not sure about what the heck we're doing?
First, breathe. Then give us a call and we'll talk you through it. 
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