150+ EXCITED ACCREDITED INVESTORS AND ENTREPRENEURS
30 CUTTING EDGE LOCAL STARTUPS.
12 COMPELLING COMPANY PITCHES.
2 FEATURED SPEAKERS.
1 COLLABORATIVE COWORKING SPACE.
That’s how we bring together the top ingenuity and resources in Cleveland to help launch the next generation of great companies.
Tuesday evening Flashstarts hosted the Flashstarts Angel Soiree #4 at our StartMart home in downtown Cleveland in collaboration with the Ohio Venture Association and North Coast Angel Fund. Investors, community leaders, and startup entrepreneurs gathered to celebrate Cleveland’s economic acceleration and to find the next thought and venture leaders to continue this region’s growth.
Highlights of the Angel Soiree
Ann Zoller of LAND Studio, joined by her colleague Greg Peckham, kicked off the evening with a presentation on the revitalization of downtown Cleveland. Images of Cleveland’s downtown square before and after this summer’s transformation illuminated the importance of green space in urban development. Zoller and Peckham were followed by 12 pitches from local startup companies. From a guilt-free babysitting app to investor relations software, each startup offered solutions to real-world problems. Upon the conclusion of the company pitches, guests were encouraged to meet the Cleveland startups more personally.
Based on the overwhelming number of quality applicants for exhibition at the soiree, the demo area was more than doubled in size to better showcase more of Cleveland’s top talent. Exhibitor tables stretched down two quadrants of StartMart, and all were enthusiastically approached for more information on their nascent companies. Investors were offered an insider’s view to Cleveland’s next generation of developing startups while the muted sounds of the Indians game played in the background. Click here to view a comprehensive guide of the companies featured at the Flashstarts Angel Soiree #4.
Flashstarts 2016 Annual Report
Rounding out the evening was the release of Flashstarts’ 2016 Annual Report. This year, Flashstarts has introduced several key programs including the Flashstarts Labs program – our pre-accelerator mentoring program that helps startups form and test their business concepts and serves as a highly selective due-diligence filter for our accelerator – and StartMart – Cleveland’s new 50,000 square foot coworking facility in Terminal Tower. These programs come in addition to the newly launched Global Entrepreneur In Residence, REBOOT, and Dev Shop programs.
In the past two years, the Flashstarts Fund has raised a total of $8 million in funding between. The Flashstarts 2016 fund is still accepting investments for a limited time. If you would like to invest in our most promising portfolio yet, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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