Invasion of the Equity Investors Program

Are you looking to pitch an idea or find out if your idea is equity fundable? Our equity investors are looking to help BU people with their ideas. An equity investor is a person with money or access to other people’s money with the intent to invest in new companies through companies’ stock/shares. We have arranged for both angel investors and venture capitalists to come to our campus to meet with BU researchers at select times during the fall and spring semesters.

We invite you to schedule a 30-minute appointment to pitch your idea to one of these equity investors one-on-one, in a friendly environment. The equity investors will hold informational office hours on BU’s Charles River Campus each month at the BUild Lab. Each session will be comprised of 30-minute sessions with scheduled faculty, doctoral students, postdocs, residents who would like to:

  • Pitch an idea; or
  • Learn whether your idea is equity fundable* (meets their investment criteria)

This is neither “coffee with investors” nor is this Shark Tank. You don’t have to “give a pitch” to ask for your appointment**, but these people are here for serious conversations with BU people about your ideas/objectives; please be ready to talk about your idea to maximize your and their time.

Each investor will have a particular sector in which they are interested: Med Devices and Diagnostics, Energy, Ocean & Water, Software & Hardware, and Life Sciences (therapeutics). Be sure to identify the right sector investor for your idea; investors with expertise and interest outside of your sector will not be interested in talking with you.

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