Be the change you want to see in the world.-Mahatma Gandhi
For over 36 years, we have created a model that works. Our seminar program combined with our mentor program have provided tremendous educational opportunities for entrepreneurs to raise capital to scale, create jobs, and improve economic impact. We complement these education programs with forums for startups to begin making connections, iterate their presentation, and pitch to a panel of angel and venture investors. This results in unlocking new capital, commercializing new technology, and growing startups into next generation of sustainable companies that contribute to enhancing the regional workforce.
There are several ways to engage with Kinect Capital: you can attend our events, apply to our program, sponsor our events, or you can participate in our Pay It Forward Program. We believe empowering entrepreneurship of all types is a communal endeavor. Contact us to learn how you can assist!
Investor Liaison Internship Program
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”-African proverb
About the Program
Kinect Capital strives to be a resource for investors to develop better communication with entrepreneurs. We find most entrepreneurs are first-timers and frequently don’t know what investors are looking for in a presentation. As part of our vetting process, we spend a considerable amount of time reviewing and interviewing applicants to our program and look for coachability in addition to other metrics (market, team, etc.). Startups that are accepted into our program are then mentored on how to best pitch their startup which often times impacts long-term strategy and sustainability.
How to Engage
Kinect Capital has several investors that attend its programs as well as participate in its mentor program. Mentoring is a great way to get to know CEO’s seeking capital in a less formal environment. It helps you understand if the CEO is coachable and if they are the type of person you are comfortable investing in.
We also offer several pitch events throughout the year and welcome active investors the opportunity to sit on feedback panels. The feedback panel includes questions about the pitch as well as candid feedback on what worked well, what didn’t, and opportunities for improvement. It is a great opportunity for the entrepreneur to better understand how active investors approach their deal. It is also an opportunity to determine how coachable each CEO is as they receive feedback.
These are some of the investor groups we work with at Kinect Capital. Contact us to learn more.
We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.-Winston S. Churchill
Become a mentor with Kinect CapitalKinect Capital has been “giving” to entrepreneurs for over 30 years. We definitely don’t do it for the money, so what keeps us going? It is the tremendous feeling of truly making a difference and Changing the World one company at a time.
- Working with a team of professional peers
- Networking with emerging companies and high potential venture firms
- Listed in the network directory
- Access to all participating companies’ materials and fact sheets
- Attendance to Deal Forum® and Investors Choice® events
- Provide value before you harvest it
- Commit to mentoring on one team per year
- Approximate 10 hour time donation to mentor companies
- Promote the Cooperative Venturing Network to your peers
- Promote Kinect Capital programs to your network