Distilled Intelligence 2.0 is DC's event to energize startups and investors. Companies from around the world will be competing for $100K. Event attendees include angel investors, venture capitalists, strategic investors, entrepreneurs, business and community leaders, government officials, members of the media, students, professors, and of course startups.
$27+ Million has been invested into the DI 1.0 companies since October 2011
15 of the companies have participated in world class Accelerators including 500 Startups, TechStars, and TheFort.vc
250+ jobs have been created by the DI 1.0 companies since the event last Fall
2 of the companies have been acquired
Entrepreneurs, come network with others in the industry and learn from those pitching
Students can meet local entrepreneurs and see how business is done
Family members, come support the applicants
Increase awareness and build your company's brand
Gain exposure to a large and active investment community
Companies will compete for $100,000
On October 10th, 2012, Fortify.vc will be hosting this one-day event exclusively for teams travelling to DI 2.0 from over 200 miles away. One participating team will win the final spot to pitch at DI 2.0. Use promo code 200MILES to register for the Accelerator. Tickets for the Accelerator are FREE. This event will be held in Washington, DC the day before DI 2.0 starts. Here are a few topics that will be covered:
Tickets, while free, are required for the One Day Accelerator.
Tickets to DI 2.0, however, are not free but are currently available for purchase
Remember to use the promo code 200MILES to register for the Accelerator
It has been an honor and a challenge for our team to distil the applicant companies who have applied from all over the globe! We are proud to announce our final list of 100 startups that are the Distilled Intelligence 2.0 presenting companies.
Service Providers are invited to attend DI as Sponsors. Tickets are not available for service providers to attend unless they Sponsor. If you're interested in sponsoring, download our Sponsor Pack PDF. There was an incredible energy to DI 1.0 which was held in the Fall of 2011. The sponsoring service providers were very much appreciated by all of the attendees. Everyone understood that the purpose of the event was to energize startups and investors. DI 2.0 will have a similar and very positive energy, which will benefit service providers, investors, participating companies, and the attendees.
Fortify.vc is an early stage venture capital fund leveraging the proven experience of our team and our network to provide portfolio companies with the community and capital they need to succeed. We have experience as serial entrepreneurs where we have built products and companies, led and managed teams, raised capital, sold businesses, and succeeded as angel investors. We are now working to share our experiences with our portfolio companies in both venture and accelerator deal structures. Our partners and mentors are matched with innovative founders as an essential part of the process at Fortify.vc.
Our Accelerator is called “The Fort” and it is located in the heart of Washington, DC. The Fort is home to portfolio companies working side-by-side with mentors and VC’s in a collaborative and open workspace. Several of the companies in The Fort participated in Distilled Intelligence 1.0. The Inaugural Class graduated in June of 2012 and have since raised millions of dollars to further accelerate their growth and success.
This is going to be big! Get your tickets and be a part of it!