Startup GP and i3 Broadband are bringing Results Junkies to town April 30 – May 2. There will be a slew of events, and the schedule will be somewhat fluid, but here are a few awesome things that you and a friend should sign up for.
Various times and locations.
Paul Singh and friends have been involved in hundreds of startup investments over the years, through various funds and accelerators. They’ve seen some things. Now you can benefit and learn from that experience by spending a half hour in a mentor session.
Sign up for office hours here: https://goo.gl/forms/0sBpUeOk22KdnSPD2
(Note: again, the schedule is fluid so go ahead and sign up and we’ll hammer out available times later.)
PITCH COMPETITION – May 1
6-8pm @ Peoria City Hall
“Three slides in three minutes” – your chance to win a cash prize for your business. The City of Peoria is allowing us to host this event in Council Chambers at the Most Beautiful City Hall!
There will be two categories – small scale and venture scale. Small scale would be freelance, solopreneur, side hustle, and unique small businesses. Venture scale would be scalable, rapid-growth startups, most likely tech businesses. (Well-funded businesses need not apply.)
There are limited slots so sign up ASAP using the link below.
Sign up for the pitch competition here: https://goo.gl/forms/ccIECFUlC7T2Kx4M2
STARTUP MIXER – May 2
7-9pm @ GAR Hall
It’s that time again. There were over 100 people at the last Startup Mixer we had, and we expect this one to be big too.
The Spring Startup Mixer hosted by Startup GP aims to connect local entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, service providers, and others. Our objective is to engineer connectivity within the Greater Peoria startup community, while having a good time doing it.
Register for the Startup Mixer here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-startup-mixer-2018-tickets-45145858478
ABOUT RESULTS JUNKIES
Paul Singh is an entrepreneur, speaker, investor, and Airstreamer. In the last two years, the Results Junkies visited 94 startup communities. In Peoria, Results Junkies will aim to dive deep into the local business community by offering public office hours, networking events, investor dinners, workshops, pitch sessions, and fun.
“The real goal of the Tech Tour is to bring functional expertise and venture capital dollars to parts of North America that don’t regularly get the same amount of attention as the well-known tech hubs,” Singh said.
Previously, Singh was a managing director at 1776 and a general partner is 1776’s Seed Fund. Prior to 1776, Singh was the founder of Disruption Corporation (acquired by 1776) and general partner of Disruption’s post-seed venture capital arm, Crystal Tech Fund. Before that, Singh was an early partner at 500 Startups, an accelerator and venture firm headquartered in Silicon Valley that has invested in more than 2,200 companies across 50-plus countries. Singh has founded a few of his own startups (two successful exits and a number of failures in between) and spent some time at AOL, Carmax, PBworks, and Symantec.
“This tour isn’t just for companies that want to raise VC money or tech startups trying to be the next ‘Uber for this or Uber for that’ Singh said. “We want brick and mortar businesses, too, and those who are working on their own entrepreneurial dream. It’s important to realize that technology is so interwoven into business such that every startup or entrepreneur needs to understand how to make it work for them.”