Why We Started F50 Elevate
With the slow down in early-stage funding over the past few years, it has become more challenging for great startup founders to raise capital at the speed they require. F50 Elevate would like to put our focus and energy to help the great founders from our community to move faster to the next level. F50 Elevate, F50 Ventures, F50 Network, Global Capital Insight Report, and our communities together will serve as the funnel to identify great founders for our investors.
The first program is scheduled for September 5 through Nov 21. F50 Elevate will focus on applicants’ fundraising skills to be successful in their next round of funding. The list below is an outline of the scheduled activities:
- Opening Boot Camp
- Video Recording/Media Day
- Top Investor Office Visits
- Midterm Pitch Evaluation
- Global Capital Summit – Fall 2019
- Graduation Ceremony
- Optional: F50 Connect – International Trip
- Weekly mentor day
HealthTech (Medical devices, Life sciences, Digital health, Integrated medicine, etc)
DeepTech (New material, AI, Smart hardware, Mobility, IoT, etc)
Sustainability (GreenTech , FoodTech, CleanTech, etc)
- Group Mentor (No incentive)
Group mentors will do a formal seminar style talk to the Elevate founders, and answer questions. We will need to work with you on the topic which is needed for the founders.
- One to One mentor (startup stock as incentive)
We will do a two-way matching for you to meet with the founders and select a startup which you have a strong interest in engaging details. You need to commit 8 meetings during the program.
Speak At F50 Summit
You have the option to participate as a speaker at the upcoming F50 Summit, which will be held on Oct 16. F50 Summit™ is one of Silicon Valley’s flagship events for the startup venture ecosystem. The summit will feature 20 highly innovative technology startups selected by F50 Elevate™ and 30 speaking sessions including thought-leader talks, investment trends, cutting-edge innovations, multiple network sessions, and we will expect over 500 attendees including F50 Elevate™ mentors, angel investors, venture capitalists, corporate executives, long-term investors, and a group of high-potential local early founders.
Benefits For Mentorship
- VIP access to all the F50 Summit™ and F50 Elevate™ events
- Access to F50 investor and professional network
- Early access to F50 Elevate’s startup funders & deal flow
- Access to F50 Silicon Valley entrepreneur communities: 100,000 members