To our Lion’s Den DFW family,
At the heart of an entrepreneur is the curiosity and desire to find a solution where others see a problem. We at Lion’s Den DFW are entrepreneurs just like many of you.
Our purpose for the last 5 years has been to provide a platform so that real businesses can meet real investors to make real impact. By all measures, we have achieved that goal through God’s grace, and we have many of you in our network to thank for that result.
Through God’s generosity, over the last 5 years we have been building relationships with entrepreneurs, investors, and accelerators globally to make that happen.
We fully intend in the next few years to grow our reach even more both domestically and internationally as we have more investors and entrepreneurs from across the world interested in being involved. Now with the coronavirus challenges for live engagement, we are accelerating that timeline and bringing to life a virtual Lion’s Den event so that the message of marketplace returns + Kingdom impact can reach to the ends of the earth.
With that in mind, and after deep, contemplative review of the current COVID-19 virus situation, including the CDC and governmental mandates, we are doing the following:
The April live virtual pitch event will begin at 9 a.m. CST and finish midday. We are still going to have great breakout sessions focused on investing and company culture in the midst of crisis as well as live pitches. If, for any reason of health or safety the April event is not recommended, we will reschedule it for a safe date in the near term.
While we are still finalizing details, it looks like we will co-host an evening at the Faith Driven Investor and Entrepreneur Conference, scheduled in Dallas on September 24, 2020, where we will present the Lion’s Den model to the attendees. Sign up for FDI conference at https://faithdrivenentrepreneur.regfox.com/faith-driven-investor-conference and wait for more details as the situation evolves.
Looking forward, it is clear that we will hold our physical conference at DBU in the Spring of 2021.
We hope during this time of confusion and unrest to bring a message of hope to entrepreneurs and investors across the world, and through a virtual event we can reach more people, in more countries.
And we hope to get the incredible companies that we have already chosen the funding they need so they can make their mark on the world.
So, please forward this email and invite more people to be involved, instead of worrying about how much TP you need in the cupboard. Register for the virtual event here.
So here is what we are doing to do on a practical level.
Investors and Entrepreneurs:
Virtual Event Schedule (Tentative) : (3 hours total – 9 a.m. CST start)
For daily encouragement and interaction with other Kingdom-minded investors and entrepreneurs, request to join our private LinkedIn group at https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8470468/.
Ed Pearce and Vip Vipperman on behalf of the Core Team,
The Lion’s Den DFW