Virtual matchmaking event will connect Midwest startups and investors

Taking place September 13 and 14, midwest.tech/connect will match Midwest startup founders with a pool of VCs and angel investors interested in investing in the Midwest.

The two-day virtual summit, hosted by Sandalphon Capital, will facilitate one-on-one meetings between founders, VCs and angel investors based on mutual opt-in. It’s open to founders located across the Midwest looking to raise pre-seed, seed and Series A rounds.

Once registered, founders will be matched with as many investors as possible, based on mutual interest and availability. The summit’s platform features a discovery algorithm that helps attendees find the best matches for your meetings, real-time meeting requests, the ability for attendees to self-manage their profile and availability, private integrated meeting rooms, and more.

The first summit in September 2020 facilitated over 3,300 connections between approximately 280 investors and 850 startups, and raised $1,500 for Feeding America. The second summit in March 2021 saw over 5,000 connections across over 1,200 attendees and raised $2,000 for Girls Who Code.

The site currently has nearly 70 investors partners listed on the site for the fall summit, including Iowa Startup Accelerator and Global Insurance Accelerator.

Founders and investors can register here. The registration deadline is September 6.