Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Think Big Field Trip: At This Moment!

A few weeks ago, we announced the Think Big Field Trip: a three-day excursion with 10 of the Midwest's most promising startups to Silicon Valley.  While in the Valley, startups will have the opportunity to pitch at the Silicon Valley Bank Seed Showcase, present at the Think Big Showcase and meet one-on-one with investors from the Bay-area to talk numbers.

And this is all happening at this very moment.

The Think Big Field Trip is starting right now with the Silicon Valley Bank Seed Showcase at the Rosewood Hotel in Menlo Park, California.  That means that at this very moment, one of the 10 Midwest startups is standing up in front of a large number of big-time, Silicon Valley investors.  That means that right now, Midwest entrepreneurship is making at name for itself out in the Valley.

Until 1:00PM (PST) today, the 10 selected Midwest entrepreneurs will continue to prepare, pitch and network with some of the most influential people in the startup world today.  Following the Silicon Valley Bank Seed Showcase, startups will be escorted to the Mozilla Foundation where they will learn about the WebFWD and Mozilla Ignite programs.  Then, these Midwestern startups have the chance to attend a meetup in Silicon Valley called the SF New Tech Spring Fling at Mighty.

Tomorrow won't slow down for these Field Trip companies either.  Think Big Partners has lined up a handful of investors from the Bay area to participate in the Think Big Showcase, where the startups have another chance to practice and pitch their business ideas.

On Friday, it all comes together.  The Field Trip companies are invited to schedule follow-up meetings with interested investors from the Bay area.

All the way from Kansas City: best of luck to our Field Trip startups!

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