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37th Annual Investors Choice

February 26, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm MST

The 37th Investor Choice Conference is a pitch event in which emerging CEO’s will pitch their startups following several weeks of mentoring.

The theme of this years’ conference is Hope. As we emerge from an extended period of uncertainty, what are the things we can do to promote recovery and realize growth.

Investors Choice Alumni companies have gone on to raise over $1.2 billion in angel/venture capital and over $10 billion in exits M&A/IPO since 2009. Over our 37 year history, 80% of our Alumni have either been acquired or are still in business. This is a great conference to find deal-flow as well as to make new connections and hope you will join us.

Investors Choice Conference Schedule of Events:

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. Welcome by Trent Christensen (VentureCapital.Org)

9:10 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Opening Remarks by Dan Hemmert (Governor’s Office of Economic Development)

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker Carine Clark (Pelion Venture Partners)

10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Company Presentations

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch & Fireside Discussion with Kim Polese (CrowdSmart) & Tara Spalding (BoomStartup Accelerator)

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Roundtable Discussion: How to Be a Good Angel Investor & Setting Your Investments Up for Future Success

Moderator: Scott Baird (Holland & Hart)

Panel: Sam Bernards (Reviate) | Nate McBride (Tamarak Capital) | Erika Nash (Sorenson Capital) | Greg Warnock (Mercato Partners)

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Roundtable Discussion: Economic Outlook for 2021 and Beyond

Moderator: Mark Erickson (Tanner LLC)

Panel: Jerry Henley (Utah Valley University) | Katie Neilson (Assure) | Zach Sivertson (Mercato Partners) | Dalton Wright (Kickstart Seed Fund)

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Reception and Networking

VentureCapital.Org is excited to be hosting Investors Choice as a virtual + in-person conference, pending changes due to COVID19. Virtual tickets are discounted 40% than in-person ticket pricing. VentureCapital.Org will refund 40% of in-person tickets if

  1. the event becomes virtual-only, or
  2. if the attendee has been exposed to COVID19 14 days leading up to the event or would otherwise prefer to attend virtually.


February 26, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm MST


Little America Hotel
500 S Main St
Salt Lake City, UT 84111 United States


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