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Wednesday, Sep 27
3:00pm — 4:00pm
Sculpture Park Terrace at Basecamp Launched by Chase for Business
224 attending

Tips, Tricks and Lessons Learned: Raising Money Outside of Silicon Valley

In 2016, 77 percent of startup investment in the United States—and half of all start-up investment in the world—went to three states: Massachusetts, New York, and California.

Raising money will never be easy, but if you aren’t located in California or the Northeast, there seem to be less roads to the promised land. But is this necessarily true? Do you have to be in Silicon Valley to raise capital?

Come hear from an all-star panel who have found success outside of the Valley and know what it takes to raise meaning capital.


Lawrence Hester, Co-Founder & CEO, FareHarbor
Jim Kelley, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Vestar Capital Partners and Colorado Impact Fund
Lee Mayer, Co-Founder & CEO, Havenly
Todd Olson, Founder & CEO, Pendo

Moderator: Erik Mitisek, President, IMAgine & Denver Startup Week Co-Founder