Venture Capital Conferences . . .
are forums at which venture capitalists meet to
exchange information and hear presentations from companies seeking
funding. Typically, the sponsor of the conference screens applicants
who want to present their companiesí funding needs. The applicants
who pass the screening then describe their opportunity in short oral
presentations to an audience of investors. Interested investors can
follow up with the entrepreneurs later in the conference.
The best sources of information about upcoming venture
capital conferences are local accounting or law firms, which may
cosponsor them, local venture firms, which may participate as plan
screeners, and local colleges and universities with entrepreneurship
courses, which may provide professors as speakers. See: