Unique Opportunity for Wharton Fashion / Retail Start-Ups to Meet Angel Investors

Deadline to apply is October 15, 2018!

We are looking for fashion /food and beverage/ retail start-ups that would be interested in participating in an upcoming event co-sponsored by the Wharton Retail Network and the Wharton Alumni Angel Network (WAAN).  Whether you’re actively raising capital now or preparing for the future, this is a unique opportunity to showcase your business and build relationships with a strong network of seasoned angel investors.
We will invite a select group of entrepreneurs to give brief presentations (~7 minutes) to an audience of angel investors, and Wharton Retail Network attendees as well as other members of the alumni investment community followed by a few minutes of Q&A. Presenters will have the opportunity to get feedback from both the angel investors and other investors who will be in attendance. There will be a networking session to follow.

This event will take place on February 4, 2019 in New York City

Who Should Apply?
To be eligible for consideration you should:
  • Be a startup thinking about raising around $50,000 to $2 million
  • Operate in the fashion, food and beverage or consumer product / retail space
  • Be founded or run by Wharton or Penn alumni
This event will provide access to an amazing network of potential investors, mentors, and advisors, so we strongly encourage any start-ups that fit the criteria above to apply.

In order to apply, please email whrn@whartonny.com by October 15, 2018:
  • An executive summary (intro to your product, what makes the business special, etc.)
  • A brief pitch deck (that would be the foundation or starting point for your presentation), covering key topics such as
    • Product description
    • Target consumer
    • Key relationships (wholesale, suppliers, etc.)
    • Competitive overview / differentiation
    • Go to market strategy or growth plan
    • Bios of partners / key staff
  • Any other materials that would be helpful (e.g. press coverage, video about the product, financial projections if any, etc.)
Once we receive and review materials, we will choose 6 entrepreneurs to present their pitch on February 4 2019.

Presenters will be notified by December 31st, 2018.

Please send submissions to whrn@whrnny.com.