July 12, 2023

UNMET Washington 2023 connects founders and investors

UNMET, a mission-based organization that fills an unmet need for U.S. startups raising venture capital, will hold its first West Coast conference in Seattle Sept. 13-14.

UNMET Washington 2023 is co-hosted by the Washington State Department of Commerce and Stout Street Capital, with strong community support from Technology Alliance and the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA). The conference will feature about 60 of the fastest-growing, early-stage startups from around the country, with a majority based in Washington.

“Commerce is honored to co-host the 2023 UNMET Conference in Seattle, the heart of Washington State’s booming tech industry,” said Chris Green, Assistant Director for the Washington State Department of Commerce Office of Economic Development and Competitiveness. “Companies with massive growth potential to become the next big thing are sprinkled all over the state, and this opportunity enables founders in underserved regions to connect with top early-stage investors. Thanks to events like UNMET, innovative companies that could have previously remained hidden from elite funders are getting a better shot at the spotlight.”

Seed/series-A stage companies selected to present at the conference will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with six to eight investors. The conferences will attract more than 75 institutional VC funds from around the country. Companies/startups will be selected through a competitive application process. There is no application fee for founders and the event is free for presenting companies.

For more information and to apply, click here.


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