VentureB engages promising ventures with targeted coaching and community wide investment forums to prepare early stage companies for their next stage of growth.

Through a collaboration of the Center for Economic Growth (CEG) and RPI’s Emerging Ventures Ecosystem (EVE), this regularly-scheduled forum at RPI’s Heffner Alumni House is designed for entrepreneurs to get visibility to the region’s angel and institutional investors, business service providers, advisers, students, faculty, alumni and the early stage business community. The forum is a great place for newly formed start-up companies to make their first investor pitch. Up to three businesses will be selected to present in front of a panel of investors, entrepreneurs, business leaders and the general public at each meeting.  Following a 12 minute Power Point presentation the panel will ask the presenter questions and provide feedback.

Benefits to Companies

  • Assistance in developing venture pitch
  • Opportunity to showcase business ideas before professional and angel investors
  • Network with local business community
  • Formalize feedback from investors and professionals

Benefits for Audience

  • Hear first-hand about new ventures in Tech Valley
  • Hear first-hand what investors are looking for
  • Network with local business community

Future Dates – 2017

VentureB is currently held every quarter.  This schedule does shift from time to time and notices will be sent out in the event of a change in dates or venue.

  • Wednesday, February 15Cancelled
  • Wednesday, May 17
  • Wednesday August 16
  • Wednesday, November 15

Venue for the event is the Hefner Alumni House on RPI Campus, just south of the corner of 15th Street and Peoples Avenue.

Free parking is available* next to the Alumni House. *Please note: DO NOT park in the lot directly behind HAH; this is a staff lot only and your vehicle may be ticketed.

Register your company to Pitch

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VentureB Investor Presentation Template

More Information

For more information please contact Ellyn Ford at or by phone at 518-465-8975 x243

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CEG is currently seeking sponsors for the 2016 series.  Please contact Ellyn Ford above for sponsorship inquiries.