Investor 1:1s are a programming format that offers one on one sessions between a VC/Investor and a startup founder or small team representing a startup.  Attendees will use the Investor 1:1s to share their investment opportunity with institutional investors looking to invest. All 1:1 sessions are pre-scheduled based on mutual interest.

Rally Investors

The following investors have committed to attending Rally or have participated in past events: 

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Startups: High-growth startups looking for capital and/or an introduction to institutional investors.

Companies can follow the link below to apply. Finalists in the IN-Prize Competition are eligible and encouraged to apply to participate in these sessions.

VCs: Venture Firms looking for an opportunity to fund high-growth companies. 

Investors indicate they are interested in meeting 1:1 with Startups and then are added to a list to receive the company profiles.

All the details

Curated 20-minute one-on-one sessions between VCs and startups looking for capital. Sessions will align with the 45-minute blocks within the schedule. Within those 45-minutes, each VC and Startup could have two sessions; each session will last 20 minutes with 5-minute break in between. Based on the current schedule, Startups & VCs could have a maximum of 20 sessions. Each meeting should be seen as an introduction and its recommended that companies be prepared to pitch their opportunity. Whether this is a first-time meeting or an opportunity to reconnect each company should be prepared.

Date & Time

Sessions will take place over two-three days. The current schedule, (although subject to change):

  • Tuesday, August 29 – 10:00AM-12:00PM (4 sessions) & 1:30PM-4:30PM (6 sessions)
  • Wednesday, August 30 – 10:00AM-12:00PM (4 sessions) & 1:30PM-4:30PM (6 sessions)


Key Dates

  • June 16 – Company Application Deadline
  • July 6 – VCs receive company details to review
  • August 1 – VCs have to submit their top choices for sessions
  • August 15 – Rally team finalizes meeting schedule
  • August 18 – Rally team notifies both VCs & Companies of their schedules
  • August 29 – 31 – Investor 1:1s take place
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Investor 1:1s FAQ

Below are a series of FAQs regarding Rally’s Investor 1:1s. Please reach out to the Rally team for further questions.

No. These are two separate opportunities within the Rally conference and each has it’s own application process. Investor 1:1s are face-to-face meetings with investors looking to invest and the IN-Prize is the pitch competition.

Meetings are scheduled by the Rally team based on preference from the investors who sign up to attend.

Meetings take place within the conference on Tuesday, August 29 and Wednesday, August 30. Exact meeting schedules will be shared as we get closer to the conference.

Yes, it is possible investors won’t choose to meet with you. Rally does its best to schedule at least one meeting for each company, but meetings are not guaranteed.

Meetings are slated for 20 minutes each.

Companies should be prepared to pitch their business and plan to keep things tight and succinct. It’s recommended to bring your pitch deck in physical or digital format as well as business cards for leave behind and follow-up.

Unfortunately, no. While we work to accommodate all requests, meetings are pre-slated ahead of the conference and adding companies to the schedule after the deadline puts a burden on the team.