Premier midwest event connecting VCs to founders of color


Young Enterprising Society created VCMKE in collaboration with Gateway Capital, We Pivot and Tarik Moody to provide increased opportunities to underrepresented founders. The event created hundreds of one-on-one meetings that will ultimately lead to lasting relationships between founders and funders.

The Benefits for Founders included:

• One-on-one meetings will be curated according to VC’s interest and stage of startups

• Connect with other founders, maybe find a potential co-founder

• Free attendance to Summerfest Tech and events, yes – Summerfest tickets included!

• Assistance with travel and lodging costs for a limited number of founders

The Benefits for Investors included:

• Meet with founders that have been curated according to your interest and specialty

• Provide needed experience and connections for founders

• Connect and network with other investors with similar interests
Check out these awesome photos from the event!