Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) March 21, 2012
Think Big Partners, a technology-focused startup accelerator and business incubator, has set the itinerary for the Think Big Field Trip, which is to take place on March 21, 2012 until March 23, 2012. The Think Big Field Trip will send ten of the Midwest’s most promising startup companies to pitch in front of Bay-area investors at two different showcases in Silicon Valley.
The Think Big Field Trip begins with the Silicon Valley Bank Seed Showcase at the Rosewood Hotel on March 21, 2012. At the SVB Seed Showcase, startup companies are expected to present a startup pitch in just seven minutes to a large number of Bay-area investors. At the closing of the Silicon Valley Bank Seed Showcase, the Field Trip companies will be escorted to the Mozilla Foundation where they will participate in a briefing on WebFWD and the Mozilla Ignite programs. The first day finishes with the SF New Tech Spring Fling.
On Thursday, March 22, 2012, Think Big is hosting the Think Big Showcase at the Quadrus Conference Center in Menlo Park. This showcase will bring in a handful of different Bay-area investors and will provide Field Trip companies a second chance at giving a pitch presentation. On March 23, the final day of the Field Trip, startup companies have the opportunity to schedule follow-up meetings with any interested Silicon Valley investors.
“The Think Big Field Trip is more than just an opportunity for Midwestern startups to get noticed and get funded,” said Think Big Partners co-founder, Herb Sih. “It’s also the chance for Think Big to go out to Silicon Valley and prove that big things are happening in the Midwest.”
Tyler Prochnow, Think Big Partners’ other co-founder, agrees. “There is a perception in the entrepreneurial space that when looking for a place to start a technology business, there is Silicon Valley and then the rest of the country,” he says. “There is a commonly held belief, that most, if not all of the innovative and disruptive technologies come from roughly 1,500 square miles of northern California. Perhaps the biggest question from the rest of the country is ‘why?’ We hope to challenge that belief and answer that question with events like the Think Big Field Trip.”
To learn more about the Think Big Field Trip and the companies attending, please visit http://www.thinkbigpartners.com/itinerary.html or call (816) 842-5244.
About Think Big Partners:
Think Big Partners is an early-stage startup accelerator and mentorship-based collaborative network located in Kansas City, Missouri. Think Big Partners has successfully launched or grown over 100 successful companies with its creation of coworking spaces, entrepreneurial conferences, essential services, startup resources and funding. To learn more about Think Big Partners, please visit http://www.thinkbigpartners.com.