November 29 & 30: The Westin Poinsett Greenville
2017 has been an incredible year for VentureSouth.
We are investing at a record pace, we've added new groups, our portfolio companies are gaining traction in their markets, our processes have become more efficient, our support team has grown, and many new investors have joined our efforts.
Last year's inaugural VentureSouth Summit was such a success that we decided to repeat it. We're excited to invite the VentureSouth network back to Greenville for two days of education, portfolio updates, networking, and our usual monthly meeting.
Below you will find information on the agenda, registration links, accommodations, and logistics.
We couldn't do this without the support of our outstanding partners, including Venture Carolina, Wells Fargo, and the South Carolina Department of Commerce.
2017 Venturesouth Summit Agenda
Wednesday November 29
8:00am - 12:00pm: Post Investment & Boardroom Workshop. This Venture Carolina workshop, in partnership with the Angel Resource Institute, equips angel investors, members of boards of directors, and company CEOs with the knowledge and tools to drive companies to successful exits. Topics include director responsibilities and duties, minimizing risk and maximixing returns, leadership, strategy, and much more. For non-VentureSouth member registration, please visit THIS LINK.
9:00am - 11:00am: How to Pitch to Angel Investors Workshop. This Venture Carolina workshop is designed to equip entrepreneurs with the critical skills needed to raise money from angel investors. Whether your company is conceptual or growing, learning how to convey your plans to potential investors is crucial for its long-term success. For more information and to register, please visit THIS LINK.
12:30pm - 2:00pm: Lunch on your own in downtown Greenville
2:00pm - 5:00pm: VentureSouth Monthly Member Meeting. Open to VentureSouth members and partners only.
5:00pm - until: VentureSouth Investor Reception. Open to VentureSouth members and partners only.
Thursday November 30
9:00am - 12:00pm: Angel Investing for Economic Development Workshop: Session 1. This Venture Carolina workshop, in partnership with the Angel Resource Institute, is designed to equip economic developers, thought leaders, job creators, government officials, startup support professionals, and business champions with the knowledge associated with angel investing and its impact on the sustainability of our business environment. For more information and to register, please visit THIS LINK.
9:00am - 10:00pm: Palmetto Angel 2014 Fund Annual Meeting. Open to fund investors only.
10:00am - 12:00pm: South Carolina Department of Commerce Innovation Committee Meeting. Open to committee members only.
10:00am - 12:00pm: VentureSouth Portfolio Day 1. Four VentureSouth portfolio companies will provide an update on their progress in 2017. Open to VentureSouth members and partners only.
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Keynote Luncheon. Open to VentureSouth members, partners, and attendees of the Angel Investing for Economic Development workshop.
1:00pm - 3:00pm: VentureSouth Portfolio Day 2. Four VentureSouth portfolio companies will provide an update on their progress in 2017. Open to VentureSouth members and partners only.
1:00pm - 4:00pm: Angel Investing for Economic Development Workshop - Session 2.