Business Alliance
supporting early-stage and growing companies

Grubstake Breakfast


What is the Business Alliance Grubstake Breakfast™ program?

Three times each year, the Business Alliance Grubstake Breakfast networking and investor program brings together the region's brightest entrepreneurs, potential investors and other business leaders.   The longest running program of its kind in the region, the Grubstake Breakfast provides early stage companies seeking focused growth capital in the range of $250,000 - $2 million a forum to present their investment opportunities to a targeted audience of institutional and angel investors, entrepreneurs, business leaders and service providers.  In addition to four or five companies selected to present their investment opportunities from the podium, each breakfast also to showcases other new ventures at the program's "Spotlight Tables."

REGISTER now for 11/18/10 Business Alliance Grubstake BreakfastTM

What Happens at Each Business Alliance Grubstake Breakfast™?

At every Grubstake Breakfast, investors and businesses of all sizes come together to see potential investment opportunities; stay abreast of the latest trends; find strategic partners and customers; and support the local entrepreneurial economy.

Each event begins with a dynamic networking session, followed by a formal breakfast program during which four or five selected companies present their investment opportunities to an audience of investors, fellow entrepreneurs, potential strategic partners, and other interested parties. After each presentation, featured investors join other members of the audience to provide feedback to the presenters and ask questions. Networking continues again after the formal program providing an opportunity for attendees to query further the presenting companies and those featured at the Spotlight Tables.

Prior to the Grubstake Breakfasts, presenting companies receive advice regarding their investment pitches from Business Alliance volunteers.  Following each program, those not selected to present also have an opportunity to gain feedback regarding their application and business opportunity from members of the Business Alliance.

Who Should Apply to Present at the Grubstake Breakfast?

Companies selected to present represent a diverse group of industry sectors and typically include a combination of IT, software, life sciences, telecommunications and government oriented products/services.  Though there are exceptions, the majority of companies selected to present their investment opportunities at these breakfasts typically are locally based companies which are:

  • Seeking $250,000 to $2 million in focused growth capital;
  • Have proprietary products/ services that tap an unmet market need;
  • Have developed a prototype with at least initial indications of market interest (Beta or beyond);
  • That are easily scalable - with growth potential beyond a small market segment.

Upcoming Breakfast Dates:

  • November 18, 2010 (Deadline to apply:  October 21, 2010)
  • March 2011 (date TBD)
  • June 2011 (date TBD)