On May 9, Foley & Lardner LLP partnered with and attended the Renaissance Venture Capital UnDemo Day®. DEI UnDemo Days®, which brought together some of the Midwest region’s top early-stage companies and technologies with venture capital investors from around the country. The event attracted national venture capital to diverse founders in the Midwest and Central U.S. This event also highlighted startups led by women, people of color, and other diverse communities.
DEI UnDemo Day® also include large group “pitch rooms” as well as hundreds of curated one-on-one meetings between startups and VCs. Foley & Lardner volunteered to conduct an “office hours” session on legal topics for any interested participating companies, and those meetings are already beginning to happen.
Renaissance and its partner Invest Detroit Ventures also conducted coaching and preparation sessions prior to the event to help the participating startups prepare their pitches. The startups also were given access to UnDemo Day® consultation on accounting, legal, marketing, and human resources planning for their businesses from event partners Ernst & Young, Foley & Lardner, Robar PR, and Amy Cell Talent.
If you would like to discuss more on the event, please reach out to Von Bryant, Lisa Conmy or Steve Hilfinger.