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Coffee, Capital, & COVID-19: II/III Tue, April 14 2020 - Shared screen with speaker view
Josh Fort
20:40
Collaboratively assembled COVID-19 resources for start-ups and small businesses:https://airtable.com/shrBcXrQ6gbIaSdwz 

Resources assembled by the Chicago Entrepreneurship Operators network: https://airtable.com/shrUvPKsgxIepnrvY
Josh Fort
20:44
The Q&A panel conversation will last for 45 minutes and will be followed by optional, informal networking in virtual breakout rooms. We invite you all to direct your questions to the panel via chat. Please submit your questions to “everyone” and we will sift through them for our panel.What questions do you have?
Melissa
23:08
Hi Josh. Cliff here from (Re)FUL. What is the best way to connect with these two investors after this webinar?
Nik Rokop
25:51
This crisis is highlighting so many social inequities. Will there be a shift in focus by VCs to solve social problems? If so, why? If not, why not?
Paul Hsu
26:10
+1
Joel Dewey
27:24
Thank you for your insight about mission critical costs, Greg. For all of you, how will companies define “mission critical”? Will social outlets be mission critical? Other quality-of-life amenities for staff?
aitronics
32:12
Hi Josh. Are the companies on the panel industry agnostic? Are they open to investing in deep tech startups in addition to social media or purely software related plays.
Nate Blackburn
33:06
Questions - AI is a huge buzzword as a tool that enables different technologies, what are the hottest way that you feel AI will become even more relevant. Are there any functions that are really ripe for further AI implementation?
Nik Rokop
33:18
Insightful answer Greg, thanks!
Raul Rosas
33:55
Greg Barnes with http://hydeparkvp.com/
Raul Rosas
34:13
Samara Mejia Hernandez with https://www.chingona.ventures/
Josh Fort
36:47
Great questions, everyone. Keep them coming! To learn more about our panel and their target industries, visit their websites @Tony, Standing Oaks Venture Partners: https://standingoaksvc.comSamara, Chingona Ventures: https://www.chingona.venturesGreg, Hyde Park Venture Partners: https://hydeparkvp.com
Sutrinaitis, Tom
38:22
What strategies have you seen to validate a startup idea in this environment? especially in the food/restaurant space
Raul Rosas
40:12
What opportunities do you see as VC/investors coming out of the current crisis? (Maybe seen from previous crisis/'08/'09 and you wish you would have capitalized on?)
James M.
41:24
We were planning on launching in May and then approaching investors after building a customer base, but COVID has caused us to launch early and need to advance earlier. As a new SaaS/PaaS in healthcare, what recommendations do you have to approach investors?
Nik Rokop
43:26
Yeah Tony! Outer Limits and Black Mirror! Science fiction very often predicts the future!!
Joel Dewey
49:06
Will this cultural disruption lead to a more collaborative public-private society, or will it be a heads-down survivalist turn that we got after 9/11?
Shazia Ali
49:27
What do you think about the state of American manufacturing after COVID-19?
Ron Olson
50:51
If you are not taking 'in person' meetings, and you have not met a Founder before - How does a founder get a meeting or just your attention?
Aida
53:55
i am in the luxury health club environment and we are discussing the need that people will have for in person contact after this first wave. these types of businesses have not been in many of the conversations on financial impact and ramping back up when the shelter orders end. Have you any opinions on strategies for both large and small operators?
aitronics
55:48
Our startup specializes in solutions for physical access control / smart buildings and health information systems integration. For seed investment is it necessary for the investor to specialize in this space?
Josh Fort
56:22
Great questions, all! We have a little more than 10 minutes of Q&A left. Share your questions in the chat if you have them!
Ron Olson
01:03:03
Thanks guys!
Melissa Hamilton
01:03:11
How will the VC hiring landscape change in the upcoming months? year?
Nate Blackburn
01:03:39
Tony, a follow up to that. how do you not share to much of your idea in that cold email and also get the attention if you are in the seed phase.
John Wallace
01:04:14
Great discussion all!
Bruce Eric Montgomery
01:04:26
Thanks So Much!
Nate Blackburn
01:04:59
This is excellent, thank you very much
David Silbaugh
01:04:59
thanks everyone!
eah6469
01:05:33
Great information and informative