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Thursday, March 17, 2016 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM at


Tilton Hall in the Higgins Student Center at Clark University,
950 Main St, Worcester, MA 01610

This is a public event.

Attendance fees for this meeting: General admission - $35; 128ICG Members - $25

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Application Deadline is 5:00 PM March 7, 2016

 

What is the Piranha Pond? It is a “pitch party” where a select group of entrepreneurs has up to 5 minutes to convince a panel of investors to meet with them to further discuss their ventures. Using a format similar to the popular television show Shark Tank, our investors provide feedback to the entrepreneurs about their presentations and companies, and information to all about why they decide to be “In” or “Out.” If they are “In” they will meet with the Entrepreneur at a later time to discuss their company. If they are “Out” there is no interest at this time. Again, the investor lets us know why s/he will not move forward with the presenter.

For this event, we seek companies beyond the idea stage. The ideal company will have raised funds from friends, family, and/or grants such as SBIR’s. If the company’s product is a software or SAAS product, it should be in beta testing or later.

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.

 

Investor Panel
David Fogel Ben Littauer Nick Pappas Mitch Sanders Lydia Schroter Joe Vignaly
GailHoffman
Meisner Meisner
StevePytka
StevePytka
DavidVerrill
Mass Medical Angels, Beacon Angels and TiE Angels
Boston Harbor Angels and Launchpad
Mass-Ventures
Angel Investor
Cherrystone and Golden Seeds

Angel Investor