Ames Seed Capital Event set for April 23

Srdjan Pavelic, founder of Aloha 21st Century Boomboxes, presents at the 2018 Pitch Competition.

Ames Seed Capital will hold their annual Entrepreneur Showcase and Pitch Competition on Tuesday, April 23.

This year’s event, which will take place at The Gateway Hotel in Ames, will be held in three main segments:

  • Entrepreneur Showcase (9am-11am).
  • Luncheon and Annual Meeting (11am-2pm).
  • Pitch Competition (1pm-3pm)

The Entrepreneur Showcase is tailored toward established companies seeking significant investment. The showcase will give more developed companies the opportunity to present their business to investors from Iowa.

Between the main events, Ames Seed Capital will hold their Annual Meeting & Luncheon to recognize investors and review 2018 accomplishments.  The theme of this year’s event is “Universities/Communities/Entrepreneurs – Adding Value to Iowa” with keynote remarks from the Presidents of the Iowa Regent Universities.

The Pitch Competition is tailored more toward early-stage companies that have participated strictly in other pitch competitions and prize money of at least $2,500 will be presented to the top pitch’s.

With each of the Regent presidents representing Iowa State, University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa in attendance, the event looks forward to bringing in students from across the state.

Ames Seed Capital is still accepting applications for entrepreneurs to apply to present at the pitch and showcase. The deadline to apply is January 31.

The attendance fee for the Annual Meeting & Luncheon will be $40.00 per person or $400.00 for a table of ten while the Pitch Competition and Entrepreneur Showcase are open to all and free of charge.  Registrations for attending any of these events will open in early February.