Tuesday February 25, 2014 from 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM EST
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1000 Broadway Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Vance VanDrake
Greater Cincinnati Venture Association

Catie Harris
Greater Cincinnati Venture Association

We have SOLD OUT for the Angel/VC Speed Networking portion of the Feb. 25th event!!  BUT, entrepreneurs can join our waitlist to participate or you can simply come and watch all of the action!! 
For those entrepreneurs participating, you will have 15-17 one-on-one networking meetings with investors. 
Each meeting will last 3.5 minutes. 
Over fifty investors have already registered, but we continue to welcome more!
NOTE: For all attendees, if you sign up by 1pm TODAY you will have your name and logo on an official-looking badge.  Otherwise, it's the Sharpie for you...
GCVA's biggest event yet!! Join over 300 founders and funders for our speed networking extravaganza at Horseshoe Casino on February 25th from 5pm-8pm!!  Entrepreneurs, this is the networking event you have been waiting for!!! But, pay attention to this...
This networking event is NOT an opportunity for entrepreneurs to ask for money or to solicit investment!! Bring your business cards, but leave those term sheets at home!!
Free? Of course it's free to attend! We'll have free hors d'oeuvres, two cash bars, and speed networking!! We have reserved a huge ballroom at the Horseshoe Casino for this connecting extravaganza! What else are you going to do on a Tuesday in February?? Yup.
INVESTORS: Regional companies will be on hand and will have only a minute or two to introduce themselves before moving along to the next investor. Tired of getting stuck talking to one entrepreneur for an hour? Have no fear! Want to have an ice cold beer while you meet new entrepreneurs? Done! Want to network with other regional investors to talk shop? No problem. Have you been looking for THE event to bring your friend/neighbor to that has been toying with start-up investment? This is the one. 
If you haven't made an investment, but want to meet some outstanding entrepreneurs, this is the event for you. Please sign up as an "investor" and you'll get to meet start-ups, connect with investors, and see what all of the start-up buzz is about!
Need more incentive...?! Investors (and prospective investors) get two free drink tickets and VIP Diamond Club access for all of 2014 at Horseshoe Casino (access, free food, and reduced price drinks in their very swanky exclusive club...).
ENTREPRENEURS: Here is the networking opportunity you have been waiting for! Come have a drink or two and meet our regional players!!  Anyone is welcome to come hang out!   
Want to chat with and get advice one-on-one from the investors listed above? Of course you do!!  But, if you do, please pay attention to these hoops...
(1) This networking event is NOT an opportunity for you to ask for money or to solicit investment!! Seriously, there are rules against general solicitation and you must abide!
(2) You MUST sign a one-pager on the day of the event that confirms you will not solicit funds or investment from anyone at the event. If you don't sign, you can hang out, but you can't participate in our funder speed networking.    
(3) Have questions about the rules for presentations and general solicitation? We will provide an intro on general solicitation and risks that entrepreneurs should be aware of at 4:30pm just prior to the main event.   
(4) To participate in the speed networking portion of our event, entrepreneurs must have already raised at least $5,000 for their business (sorry, demand is high!). Idea-stage folks should definitely still attend! 
New investors are signing up daily, but some of those on hand will include....



Please come, have a drink, enjoy appetizers, network, and watch the action!!!! 

Thank you!! To our event sponsor  

without whom this event would not be possible.