10 Things to Know about Pitching for Funding

  • Wednesday, Oct 07 – 1:15 PM – 2 PM ET (17:15 – 18 UTC)
  • Not available virtually
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Join this essential panel to learn how venture capitalists and foundations consider proposals and gather tips, tricks and best practices on how to best seek, make submissions for and secure funding for your project.

This session breaks down how venture capitalists and foundation funders evaluate projects and ideas. Our speakers will describe how to approach, pitch, and follow-up with VCs and foundations to secure funding.

This session is designed for:

  • Journalism entrepreneurs seeking a window into the submission evaluation process
  • Newsroom leaders examining the funding landscape
  • Anyone who wants to better understand how and why VCs and foundations disburse funds


Sherrell Dorsey
Founder and CEO, The Plug
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Sydney Thomas
Sr. Associate, Precursor Ventures
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Yvonne Leow
Founder, Bewilder
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