About this Event
Ever wanted an all-access pass to the mind of an investor? Here’s your chance. This event will feature Dan Meek, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Elevate Ventures; Nick Arnett, Principal at 1517; and Ben Pidgeon, Executive Director at VisionTech Partners. Hear what they look for when evaluating a company and how important things like team, market-fit, market size, valuation and others play a key role in their process.
Dan Meek serves as Entrepreneur-in-Residence for northeast Indiana. He most recently served as President of Seneca Business Ventures, a commercialization and innovation consultancy. Prior to that Meek was Vice President of Venture Development at Rev1 Ventures. His background has been focused on commercialization, early stage investments, and new ventures. Dan is based in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Nick Arnett is a Principal at 1517 Fund, a San Francisco-based early stage fund that invests in companies led by young founders. Nick founded and serves on the board of WayPaver Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to addressing humanity’s greatest challenges by enabling lunar settlement. Prior to his work with WayPaver, Nick worked at the Thiel Foundation where he led the growth and development of their community of young visionaries for the Thiel Fellowship program. In lieu of going to college, Nick started a nonprofit at age 18 that studied the development of entrepreneurial ecosystems in mid-sized cities throughout the United States. He resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana.