2024 Investor Forum

The Winston Starts Investor Forum is an annual event designed to provide Winston Starts founders an opportunity to pitch to investors from across North Carolina and the Southeast.
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A Look at the Event

EventTime
Welcome & Opening Remarks1:00 pm
Keynote Speakers1:15 pm
Pre-Revenue Stage Pitches1:45 pm
Revenue Stage Pitches3:00 pm
Winners Announced4:30 pm
Visit Founder Tables4:55 pm
Reception & Networking5:30 pm

Featured Companies

Pre-Revenue Stage

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Shane Parreco
Founder & CEO
Tom Alapaattikoski
CEO
Robert Boyce
CEO
Jonathan Williams
Founder & CEO
Daniel Yohannes
CEO
Harvest Smith
Co-Founder
Leah Wyrick
Founder & CEO

Revenue Stage

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David Kaszycki
Co-Founder & CEO
Josh Cooper
Co-Founder & President
Rebeca Segebre
Güipil Publishing House
Rebeca Segebre
Founder and President
Kiernan Heine
Co-Founder & CEO
Ann Dunn-Andraccio
Co-Founder
Jon Bagg
Founder & CEO
Amy Dunlap
Founder & CEO
Thomas Conrad
Founder
Q. Nicole Vanderhorst
Founder & Owner
Josh McGee
Co-Owner & Sauce Boss

Master of Ceremony

Allan Younger
Senior Director of Programs, NCIDEA

Keynote Speakers

Sam Chason, Founder & CEO
& Matt Gronberg, Co-Founder & COO Storage Scholars

From their college dorm rooms at Wake Forest University to a Winston Starts startup to Shark Tank winners, learn how Sam, Matt and the Storage Scholars team are successfully scaling a company that is transforming the student moving experience at more than 70 colleges and universities in 32 states.

Storage Scholars Shark Tank

Judges

Eva Doss
President & CEO, the Launch Place
David Jones
David Jones
General Partner, Bull City Venture Partners
Jill Kaplan
Investor & Mentor, Xelle Ventures
Zakiya Alta Lee
Senior Associate, IDEA Fund Partners
Andy Lutz
Principal, FCA Venture Partners
Tim McLaughlin
Tim McLaughlin
Managing Partner, Cofounders Capital
Malay Shah
Director, Venture South, Piedmont
Lou Anne Flanders Steck
Lou Anne Flanders Stec
Fund Executive, First Launch Capital Fund

Sponsors