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VetsinTech NYC Veteran Entrepreneur Startup Pitch Event @ Galvanize

29 Aug 18 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM UTC-5


Join us and a group of NYCs rising veteran startups as they pitch their ideas and companies to a panel of seasoned investors. 

Veteran founded startups interested in pitching can apply to pitch on the event registration page. Startups should have at least 1 veteran founder or early team member with equity participation. Priority will be given to startups that are pre-series A (no funding required but should be actively seeking capital or planning to).

Startups will have 2 minutes to verbally pitch their startup to a panel of investors and 1 minute to answer questions from the panel. Pitch decks will not be used. 

Light food & drinks will be served.


  • 6pm-6:30pm: Networking 

  • 6:30-7pm: Introductions to panelists

  • 7pm-8pm: Pitch event

  • 8pm: Networking and conclusion


(Moderator) Donald Coolidge founder of Elemental Path

Stephan Reckie 
Executive Director, GEN Space
Stephan is the Executive Director of the Global Entrepreneurship Network Space, a global ecosystem for Space founders. He is also a member of European Business Angels (EBAN) Space Executive Committee. Stephan is a Co-Founder of Edge of Space, a company focused on space-based projects including enabling STEM based access to space for students around the world. He is the Co-founder and CEO of Angelus Funding, a trust-based global network of angel investors, who actively evaluate a wide range of innovative investment opportunities.  Stephan serves on the board of directors of several companies and has personally made over 37 investments since 2012.  Per his passion for space, he formed a key strategic partnership with CASIS in 2013, enabling the expansion of NewSpace angel investments. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Denver – Daniels Business School, teaching topics such as presenting to investors and early stage sales and revenue generation.

Sumeet Shah
Venture Investor

Sumeet assists members with fundraising advice and guidance as the VC in Residence at the New York City campus of Galvanize, an 8-campus strong community making education and growth accessible to anyone – especially underrepresented groups in the tech industry.

Prior to Galvanize, Sumeet assisted with strategy and business development at the US division of NewsPicks, a refined news experience where content is picked by experts and thought-leaders. The platform was designed to bring users the most important stories with commentary from trusted experts across the world.

Before NewsPicks, Sumeet handled sourcing and new investments as a Principal at Brand Foundry Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital firm focused on low-tech and high-tech consumer products and devices. Overall, he has over 9 years of experience across the startup and private equity industries, formerly running new business strategies at Gist Digital and handling business development and project work at Gotham Consulting Partners. He also assisted in the creation of XRC Labs, a consumer and retail accelerator run by Kurt Salmon and Parsons, as the Program Manager for their inaugural class and Head of Strategic Partnerships for their second class.

Neal Conlon:
Mission driven veteran focused on human adoption of emerging tech. Focused on Cyber, Ai, and Blockchain.


29 Aug 18
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM UTC-5
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515 E Grant St
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States

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