Mentor Capital Network Investor Fishbowl Events

Our Investor Fishbowl events help impact entrepreneurs experience and learn what investors look for.

Investor Fishbowls are experiential and educational for the entrepreneurs AND the audience.

The format: Entrepreneurs pitch in front of a professional investors and an audience. After a Q&A with the investors, the audience also asks questions. What really makes our Fishbowl events unique is that the investors hold what would normally be a private de-brief meeting in front of the entrepreneur and the audience. The investor debrief happens as if the entrepreneur and the audience are not there, and we hear the investors tell each other what they really thought of the presentation. 

We have hosted Investor Fishbowl events in collaboration with several impact partners! 

  • Bethesda Green,  June 2014
    Presenting companies:
    • Wash Cycle Laundry
    • Energy Dynamics
    • Dress It Up Dressing
    • E-mow
    • A.I.R. Lawn Care
  • GreenFestival in DC,  June 2014
    Presenting companies:
    • 2Armadillos
    • Spark Fund
    • Energy Dynamics
  • Green America Green Festival, November 2013
    Presenting companies:
    • Greenease
    • Brightbot
  • LOHAS Forum, Boulder CO, June 2013
    Presenting companies:
    • Everly 
    • Clean-Engines.com
  • World Resources Institute, Washington DC, April 2012
    Presenting companies:
    • Lumeter Networks
    • Skip to Renew
    • EEme
  • Impact Investment Collaboratory & LOHAS Forum, Boulder CO, June 2012
    Presenting companies:
    • AYZH
    • Back to the Roots
    • Snack Packers
  • Social Enterprise Alliance Conference, San Francisco CA, April 2010
    Presenting companies:
    • Komaza
    • OpenAction
    • RuralReturns
    • Residia
    • ROC USA
    • TippingBucket

Want to partner with us to host an Investor Fishbowl near you?
Email: competition@williamjamesfoundation.org 



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