The Venture Connectors Luncheon series always takes July off because people tend to travel around that time, but there will still be an event next month for those who won’t be vacationing: Member Appreciation Night is a networking meetup that will be held on Wednesday, July 8, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Muhammad Ali Center.
The guests of honor will be the six Venture Sharks winners, all of whom are still in business. Venture Sharks is Venture Connectors’ version of TV’s “Shark Tank.” It’s a yearly pitch competition for startups. The winners were:
- Steve Arkon of Logjustrips, 2015
- Chris Bailey of Gear Brake, 2014
- Bob Farinelli of SmartFarm, 2013
- Alli Truttman of Wicked Sheets, 2012
- Zack Pennington of US Chia, 2011
- Alice Cash of Surgical Serenity Solutions, 2010
The winners will share how they used their Venture Sharks prizes to advance their businesses.
As usual, the Venture Connectors event is free for members; guests can buy tickets for $30. You’re encouraged to register in advance here.