DREAMIT VENTURES IS A FUND AND ACCELERATOR FOCUSED ON STARTUPS WITH REVENUE OR PILOTS THAT ARE READY TO SCALE.
Dreamit offers programs that provide startups with direct access to customers, investors, executives, and thought leaders in three verticals.
The Healthtech program is designed for digital health, medical device, and diagnostics startups. Founders pitch, pilot, and partner with leading payers, providers, pharmaceutical companies, and medical device manufacturers.
The Securetech program is designed for cybersecurity, social security, and physical security startups. Founders pitch, pilot, and partner with leaders at Fortune 1000 companies, hospital systems, federal agencies, and the military.
The Urbantech program is designed for real estate tech and construction tech startups. Founders pitch, pilot, and partner with C-suite executives at some of the nation’s leading real estate and construction companies.
The Customer Sprint
Watch this video to hear about founders’ experiences during the Dreamit Customer Sprint, our 2-week, multi-city roadshow for startups to find new customers, build partnerships, get feedback, and enhance their industry networks. During the Customer Sprint, startups pitch their products to executive-level decision-makers in the offices of leading firms in the 3 Dreamit verticals: Healthtech, Securetech, and Urbantech. The Customer Sprint takes place during weeks 6 and 7 of Dreamit’s 14-week, growth-focused program, built for startups with early product-market fit and initial traction.
The Investor Sprint
During the final two weeks of the Dreamit program, founders embark on the Investor Sprint, comprised of curated, one-on-one meetings with top-tier venture capital firms on the US east and west coasts. In recent cycles, each founder has met with between 15 and 20+ investors. These meetings take place in the investors’ offices and accelerate the fundraising process by allowing you to meet with and quickly get to know potential investors who may invest or even lead your next round. Leading up to the Investor Sprint, founders go through an intense prep process including Mock VC Meetings to make sure they are ready for the tough questions that arise during VC pitches.
“THE DREAMIT STAMP CARRIES A LOT OF WEIGHT.”
RUSS D’SOUZA, Founder & CEO
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Startups in the program focus on acquiring new customers, honing their go-to-market strategy, and raising capital.
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A 2-week Multi-city Customer Sprint
Meet with senior executives to dramatically reduce your partnership and sales cycles.
A 2-week Multi-city Investor Sprint
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