Venture Connects is an online and offline forum where entrepreneurs, business owners, accredited investors and service providers can connect and find everything they need for business success. Whether it’s a startup looking for venture capital funding, an established business looking for a contract lawyer, or an investor looking for the “next big thing,” Venture Connects offers a a secure and interactive meeting place to facilitate and encourage all of these types of transactions, and more.
In addition to facilitating connections between all of its stakeholders, Venture Connects offers its business leaders access to resources such as blog articles and informational resources, webinars, and mentorships (both online and offline). The organization also hosts and promotes a number of in-person events to help bolster strategic business connections in the real world.
Entrepreneurs sign up with a paid membership to the site, and can choose between Bronze, Silver or Gold levels of access to the resources on the site. In addition, all entrepreneurs and business owners are granted access to discounted business services from its user base of qualified service providers. Service providers are vetted by the Venture Connects team and pay a monthly fee to be part of the community. Investors may sign up for free, after a stringent screening and accreditation process from the Venture Connects legal team.
Although based in Chicago, and with a large percentage of its current clientele based in the city, Venture Connects launched nationally in January 2013 — accepting entrepreneurs, accredited investors and service providers from all over the United States.
What Needs Does It Address?
If you’re an entrepreneur, a business services provider, or a venture capital investor, Venture Connects provides a plethora of opportunities to connect with resources and partners that can foster your business success. “We believe that 2013 is the year of rebuilding, and the year of the entrepreneur,” says Pahura. “We’re setting our sights well beyond Chicago. We’re getting interested parties contacting us from all over the country,” he says, “and we welcome anyone and everyone who has legitimate value to add to the re-emerging entrepreneurial spirit of this country.”
If that’s not motivation enough to reach out to Venture Connects, as part of its national promotional push Venture Connects is offering a free, three-month membership to the first 10,000 entrepreneurs who sign up. Reach out to Venture connects through its website, or through its Twitter or Facebook accounts.
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