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Money Talks: Expert Investor Advice for Startups and Growth Companies

March 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Are you a startup or growing company eager to secure investment? Join us for a dynamic workshop where seasoned investors share invaluable insights, strategies, and tips on what it takes to attract investment and business lawyers share priceless guidance to help you get prepared and learn more about the fundraising process.
Join us on March 19, 2024 at 11am (cst) for this interactive discussion with moderator, Tricia Meyer, Founder + Managing Attorney, Meyer Law, and the following panelists:
     – Elisa Miller-Out, Managing Partner at Chloe Capital
     – Peter Adams, Managing Partner at Rockies Venture Fund, L.P
     – Desiree Vargas Wrigley, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director at TechRise by              P33 Chicago and Co-Founder at The Josephine Collective
     – Melody Ashby, Senior Attorney at Meyer Law, Ltd.
Investor Perspectives: Gain a deep understanding of what investors look for in companies and the key factors that influence their investment decisions.
Learn from Mistakes: Explore common pitfalls and mistakes made by companies in their pursuit of funding. Understand how to navigate these challenges and position your company for success.
Strategies for Success: Get actionable tips and proven strategies to enhance your fundraising efforts. From refining your pitch to building relationships with investors, discover the tools you need to stand out.
Q&A Session: Engage directly with our panel of investors. Bring your burning questions and get personalized advice to help you on your fundraising journey.
Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with seasoned investors and elevate your fundraising game. Secure your spot now and embark on a path to investment success!
Moderator and Panelists:
Tricia Meyer is a serial entrepreneur, business lawyer and mom of 6! Tricia is the Founder + Managing Attorney at business law firm, Meyer Law, and Co-Founder at The Clever Baby. At Meyer Law, Tricia has helped thousands of companies from startups on Shark Tank to growing companies on the Inc.500 list to some of the largest, well-known companies in the world! The Clever Baby recently launched its first product Jet – a patented, innovative teether and dispenser all-in-one, and is committed to developing clever products for parents and creating magical moments for little ones. The Clever Baby is a proud alum of Target’s Forward Founders Accelerator Program and was chosen out of 5000+ applicants to participate. Tricia is passionate about entrepreneurship and has mentored thousands of companies at incubators and accelerators across the United States at 1871, TechStars, WeWork Labs, and more! Tricia regularly speaks about business and legal topics at events from coast to coast and has been featured in publications such as Inc., Entrepreneur and AmEx OPEN. Tricia has received over 30 honors and awards throughout the course of her career including being named on the Forbes Next1000 List, Law Firm 500 and being selected for the 2024 edition of the Best Lawyers in America. Learn more about Meyer Law at and The Clever Baby at!

Elisa Miller-Out is a business leader, investor, technologist and mother. She is chair of the board for Singlebrook, a web software development firm she co-founded in 2006 and for which she served as CEO until 2016, when she oversaw the acquisition of the firm’s largest division. Not one to sit still, in 2017 she founded Chloe Capital, an early-stage venture capital fund on a mission to bring more women into technology investing and leadership. To date, Chloe Capital has funded 45 companies with a combined portfolio value of over $800 Million and drawn more than 40,000 members to its #InvestInWomen movement. Beyond leading her own companies, Elisa’s greatest passion is sharing her business knowledge with others. She actively mentors business leaders every day and has mentored several hundred in recent years through her various roles, such as managing partner for Chloe Capital, Entrepreneur in Residence at Cornell University and Launch NY, Instructor for the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Innovation Advisor to the NY State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA). Elisa has served on the boards of numerous commercial enterprises, including Dimensional Energy and Switch the Future as well as the NY State Climate Action Council. Her commitment to diversity and her individual achievements have garnered numerous awards, as well as coverage in The New York Times, The Washington Post and USA Today.

Peter Adams serves as the Managing Director of the Rockies Venture Fund, the Rockies Vintage Fund, Rockies Wyoming Fund, Rockies Seed Fund, and Rockies Space Fund. He also serves as Director of the Rockies Venture Club, the longest running angel investing group in the U.S. RVC is a non-profit organization furthering economic development in Colorado by connecting investors and entrepreneurs and facilitation of Colorado’s largest angel investor groups. He is the creator of the HyperAccelerator and AngelAccelerator programs – uniquely teaching both sides of the investment table and advocating for partnership over adversarial SharkTank type founder/investor relationships. Peter lives aboard his sailing catamaran and works with startup ecosystems wherever the winds take him. After a winter in Montenegro, Peter has joined the Digital Den startup studio and is co-founder of the Balkan Tech Fund investing in early stage startups in the Balkan Region of Eastern Europe. Peter is co-author of Venture Capital for Dummies (John Wiley & Sons. 2013) presenting entrepreneurs with an inside view of what is needed to raise angel and venture financing in a competitive and fast moving market. Peter has over forty years of business experience in corporate leadership roles as CIO and economics director and as a CEO/serial entrepreneur. Peter has spoken at conferences and universities around the world and taught the Capstone course for the Executive MBA program at Colorado State University.

Desiree Vargas Wrigley is a Latina serial entrepreneur and Chief Innovation Officer of P33, Executive Director of TechRise by P33, and a founding partner of The Josephine Collective, an angel group focused on empowering women and people of color to become investors. Her companies include Pearachute, a company that helps parents and children drop into the best family activities in town. Prior to launching Pearachute, Desiree co-founded GiveForward, the world’s leading crowd giving platform for people facing a major life event. Under her leadership, the company helped friends and family contribute nearly $160M to loved ones in need. After graduating from Yale, Desiree worked at the Kauffman Foundation as a specialist in entrepreneurship and at Arabella Philanthropic Investment Advisors. She taught New Venture Discovery at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. Desiree has been named Inc’s 30 Under 30, Crain’s 40 Under 40, one of Parents Magazine’s Most Inspiring Moms, one of Forbe’s Women to Watch, and has appeared on Shark Tank, closing one of the largest deals on the show to date. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her 2 young sons, stepdaughter, and crime-fighting husband.
Melody Ashby is a Senior Attorney at Meyer Law, one of the fastest growing law firms in the United States. Melody has helped thousands of companies with corporate and securities matters, trademarks, contracts, employment matters and capital raises. Melody is a mentor at tech incubators and accelerators across the United States. Learn more at and follow Meyer Law’s story on Instagram @loveyourlawyer.

MEYER LAW is an award-winning, woman-owned law firm that specializes in helping companies from startups to large corporations with corporate, contracts, employment, intellectual property, fundraising and privacy matters. The team at Meyer Law has helped thousands of companies from startups that have been featured on Shark Tank to fast-growing companies on the Inc.500 to some of the largest companies in the world, and mentored thousands of companies at incubators and accelerators across the United States such as 1871, WeWork Labs and Techstars. Meyer Law has received several awards, including most recently being recognized for the fourth year in a row by LawFirm 500 as one of the fastest growing law firms in the United States! Learn more at and follow Meyer Law’s story on Instagram @loveyourlawyer.

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March 19
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm