Registration begins as doors open at 7:00 am.
7:45 am - Room B
Welcome to Kinetic
Chris LaMothe, Elevate Ventures CEO kicks off the day.
8:00 am - Room B
Keynote - Bobby Franklin, National Venture Capital Association
Learn about the key policy issues the National Venture Capital Association is advocating for in Washington that impact the venture industry as well as join us as we examine the national VC trends and overall impact the venture industry has on the United States economy
9:00 am - Room A
Effectively Managing Dilution
Dilution is one of the most important topics for any startup executive. How do you manage your dilution so you don't lose more than you gain?
9:00 am - Room B
The Foolproof Formula for Finding Product-Market Fit
Products and markets may be unique, but the path to finding product-market fit is not. It's formulaic. This workshop will introduce the comprehensive, step-by-step market development formula that GrowthX has successfully used to help 100s of startup founders and corporate innovators around the world bring new products to market and build highly profitable and scalable businesses.
10:00 am - Room A
Building Culture Intentionally
Workplace culture is the character and personality of your organization. Organizations that invest time and energy into establishing clarity around this subject create an intentional culture. We've found some of the best owners of culture in Indiana and have asked them to share how they did it.
10:00 am - Room B
VC Perspective on Metrics, Strategy, and Valuation
As an early-stage or startup company, one of the most important things to understand is how venture capital firms evaluate companies. That is the litmus test for any business. When you are early stage, what metrics should you be tracking to interest VC firms? This panel of VC's will share how companies can get their attention with metrics, and keep it.
11:00 am - Room A
Talent Needs Evolve - Here's How to Prepare
Talent changes as you grow your company. What talents do you need early on, vs what can you outsource? When do you need a generalist vs specialists? Who can help you get to product market fit? How do you put your talent on a schedule? Join us as we answer all of these questions and more.
11:00 am - Room B
All About Non-Dilutive Capital Sources and Tax Credits
Every scalable company qualifies for Federal and State Tax credits, but VERY few take advantage of them. Join this session to learn about the Federal and State tax credits that you can use today, what incentives Indiana offers, and when to file for these government incentives. Hint: it might be earlier then you think!
12:00 pm - Room B
Lunch & Company Pitches
Starting at 12:20 PM we will invite 15 companies to the stage and using only 2 slides and 2 minutes, we will ask them to present their business ideas.
1:00 pm - Room B
Born to be an Entrepreneur
Whether you were born an entrepreneur or not, it takes a great amount of skill and dedication to be a serial entrepreneur. How did they find their niche and strive to succeed at the next opportunity one after another? Find out during this session.
2:00 pm - Room A
Trends in the Life Science Industry
Technology, data, and updated processes are changing the way the life science industry functions. Learn how these changes may affect startups in Indiana.
2:00 pm - Room B
Trends in Software around Data, Analytics and Machine Learning
Data is transforming how we think about software. We had software on the desktop, then online (tools), then we went to platforms (places to work), now data is telling us what the most important thing to be doing is. This discussion will give attendees insight into what the most important next steps are for sales/marketing and beyond.
3:00 pm - Room A
Building Effective Ventured-Backed Boards
Duel fireside chat with venture investors and scale-up CEO's on how they have worked together to overcome hurdles. Dive into the roles and responsibilities of each player, the expertise, dynamic and makeup of an effective board, and what's appropriate in relation to communications.
3:00 pm - Room B
Hacking Account-Based Marketing
Account-based marketing empowers businesses to be more efficient in sales acceleration and ultimately in closing deals. But applying an ABM strategy is no small feat. Ever wondered the best way to “hack” ABM? Let our panel help you put your best foot forward.
4:00 pm - Room A
The Importance of the Sales Playbook
Do you have a WELL documented sales process and/or sales playbook that enables you to scale your sales? Most companies don't. Learn how the function of good processes can be a game-changer for your sales team.
4:00 pm - Room B
Evaluating Exit Opportunities
Merger or Acquisition. Private Equity Sale. Initial Public Offering. Learn from founders on how they evaluated their exit opportunities to ensure a return for their self, their team, and their investors was achieved.
Join us to network over drinks to help close out Kinetic.
Elevate Awards Ceremony to honor successful startups and stakeholders
Join us to celebrate the hardworking people that keep fueling Indiana ambition!
Thank you for joining us!