Applications launch on Monday, August 20 - stay tuned!
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Have some questions about raising capital? We’re here to help.
Apply to have a 30 minute coffee meeting (on us!) with either Adam Cragg, Founding Partner of Quake Capital or Maddie Callandar, Director of Boost VC. The floor is yours so come prepared to talk about what problem you are solving and ask questions about what it takes to get funding from a venture capital firm.
Adam Cragg, Founding Partner of Quake Capital
Quake was recently named to Forbes’ list of top ten VCs globally and by CrunchBase as the #2 investor in female-founded startups. Adam has a deep experience with commercializing university intellectual property into promising startups. While Chief of Staff of the MIT Entrepreneurship Center, Adam created MIT's Corporate Innovation Program. The program brought together the most forward-thinking Fortune 500 companies through an MIT developed curriculum to foster intrapreneurship and inform their corporate venture capital projects. Working in conjunction with the Executive Education Entrepreneurship, organized the Center's biannual Entrepreneurship Development Program. Each one-week course brought in over 100 mid-level executives for an intensive series of workshops during which teams learned to validate an idea and bring it to market.
Maddie Callandar, Director of Boost VC
Maddie Callander is Director of Operations at Boost VC, the Virtual Reality & Blockchain accelerator and pre-seed fund in Silicon Valley, co-founded by Adam Draper & Brayton Williams. With a portfolio of 250+ emerging tech companies, Boost VC is making Sci-Fi a reality! She is a Coalition Member for The Women in XR Fund, which is focused on funding female founders in the virtual and augmented reality space; and Chair of the Women in VR Showcase for the US National Committee for UN Women (SF Chapter) - an event that combines virtual reality with incredible storytelling by VR female film directors from all over the world.