ProtoTech:INVEST – Pitch and Networking Event for Start-ups and Investors

Event information Provided by MAGNET.

The Incubator at MAGNET is pleased to present the inaugural ProtoTech:INVEST.  Born out of the highly successful ProtoTech pitch competition that debuted Fall of 2014, this investor-focused event will connect the best product-focused start-ups throughout Ohio with high quality investors and funders.

Start-ups presenting will range in development from early stage to market entry, with the common theme being they are in a fundraising round looking for between $500K – $2M.  Foundational criteria includes:

  • The start-up has potential for high growth
  • The start-up’s value proposition is supported by innovative, patentable technology (exceptions may be made for high potential consumer products)
  • In keeping with the ProtoTech brand – the start-up’s technology is embedded in a product or an engineered process. Translation – when a customer places an order, something eventually gets “put in a box” and shipped to them.

This event has room for up to 15+ companies.  Each company will get 8 minutes to pitch a room of investors and investment fund representatives.  Networking opportunities and private meeting spaces will allow for connections to be made between interested parties.

The event is being held Thursday, June 4 at The Metropolitan at the 9, downtown Cleveland, from 2-6, and includes dinner.  There is no charge to attend, and registration is still open to qualified start-ups and investors.  Registration information and links can be found at the ProtoTech:INVEST information site.

Presenting companies will be announced as they are selected.  The first five presenters were recently announced and are on the event’s informational site at

Ohio’s entrepreneurial climate is rapidly getting the attention it deserves, yet “investor summits” such as ProtoTech have been absent from the landscape.  Please consider registering for this event or sharing with startups and investors you think could benefit.

If you are interested in sponsoring this event please contact Dave Crain at 216.432.5310.

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