Venture Connectors

Nov. 7: Planting the Seed

What does it take to actually raise capital for your startup company? Find out at our next lunch! Join Venture Connectors on Wednesday, Nov. 7, to hear from Alan Grosheider, CEO of Blue222 and Director of Metro Startup Launcher, who will discuss nontraditional ways to raise capital for startups, including equity investment crowdfunding. He will explore crowdfunding regulations and the challenges startups may face when seeking alternative funding. He will also share ways the nonprofit Metro Startup Launcher can help local startups gain traction for their capital raise through its equity crowdfunding resources and access to several large equity funds. Click here to register.

Grosheider has been a Louisville-area entrepreneur since starting his first business in 1993. He has built several companies from the ground up, raising capital in various ways, including loans, credit cards, friends and family, private placements, crowdfunding and venture capital. His largest venture to date raised significant VC funds, became a nationwide environmental inspection company with operations in all 50 states, and eventually sold to a larger firm. In addition to his role at Metro Startup Launcher, Grosheider is currently building Blue222, a real estate due diligence app that is "uberizing" the business of real estate inspections on a global scale.

Venture Connectors' luncheons are held on the first Wednesday of the month. RSVPs are required. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and the meeting runs from noon-1:15 p.m. The lunch is free to members and $40 for nonmembers. Click here to register. We hope to see you Nov. 7!