Thanks so much for the opportunity and hospitality. It was a lot of fun and we were very happy that we generated interest and contacts. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you in the future. Your work with the 128 Innovation Capital Group really is a great help and support to the entrepreneurial community.
Bill Leak, Whipshotz
Piranha Pond Presenter, June 2013
The Piranaha Pond event at SNEEF has been one of our most successful events to date. It brought a diversity of startups, with founders who were able to get expert advice from a panel of seasoned investors and make connections. Likewise, the audience had the opportunity to learn about these startups and hear from the experts about how they can grow.
Diana Jennings, Chair, Board of Advisors
Southern New England Entrepreneurs Network (SNEEF)
At the Piranha Pond events, only 8 entrepreneurs are selected to present to the investor panel. There are others who have applied whose companies are exciting and innovative and deserving of investment. You can see them here.
The investors who have participated at the Piranha Pond events give generously of their time and counsel. They are primarily Angel Investors or early stage Venture Capitalists. They help our entrepreneurs and our audience understand what they are seeking in a company before writing a check.
Additional Piranha Pond events are scheduled for later this year:
September 11, 2014 at SNEEF
December 11, 2014 in Waltham
is scheduled for
Thursday, July 24th from 6:00 - 9:00 PM at
105B South St., Hopkinton, MA
Applications to present at this event are currently being accepted.
Application deadline is Wednesday, July 15, 2014
Please note: There is a $50 application fee required in order to be considered. A selection committee will choose the top 8 applicants to present. The successful applicants will be deemed to have companies most likely to interest the investment panel. In the past, the successful companies have been beyond the idea stage, with a finished product and/or revenue or significant progress toward commercialization if a pharma, equipment or medical device company.
This is a public event.
Attendance fees are the same as those for the 128 Innovation Capital Grup meetings:
$25 fo Entrepreneurs and Management Candidates
$35 for Investors and Service Providers
Non-members $10 more
Dr, Richard D. Gill
Launchpad Venture Group
Boston Harbor Angels and Walnut Ventures