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IU Founders and Funders Network Venture Summit

May 16 to 17, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. EDT
Alumni Hall, Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E 7th St, Bloomington, Indiana, 47405

Indiana University-affiliated entrepreneurs, innovators and investors interested in starting, nurturing or growing venture-capital backed businesses will gather on the IU Bloomington campus this spring for an annual Venture Summit hosted by IU Ventures, the university’s early-stage venture and angel investment arm.

The IU Founders & Funders Network Venture Summit will take place May 16-17 at IU Bloomington’s Indiana Memorial Union. The Venture Summit provides members of IU’s startup ecosystem the chance to connect with industry leaders and potential partners, build relationships to support their endeavors, and learn about innovative startups and investment opportunities. 

This year’s keynote session will take place on Friday morning and feature IU alum Max Yoder, founder and former CEO of Lessonly and author of Do Better Work. Later that same day, during a fireside chat, attendees will hear from Tony Conrad, an IU alumni and partner at True Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm focused on early-stage technology startups. The fireside chat will be moderated by IU Innovates Executive Director Julie Heath. 

Registration for the Summit, which is limited to 250 people, is now open on the IU Ventures website. Registration is $100 and includes all Summit programming. IU Ventures will also offer a limited number of full scholarships (offered first come, first served) for current IU students to attend all Summit activities.


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