SproutBox: Helping entrepreneurs turn ideas into reality

August 4, 2009

5:16 pm

Frank and I love what SproutBox is doing for entrepreneurship in the Midwest.  They have a unique approach to venture capital that we really appreciate and that we think is very entrepreneur friendly.  Below you will find a note about what SproutBox is all about from one of the founders, Brad Wisler, who says things better than I could.

SproutBox will be at TECH cocktail Chicago 11 this Thursday so you can meet the founders and learn more about them.  In the meantime we urge you to read the note below and to apply to the SproutBox program if you have a great idea that you want to make a reality.

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SproutBox invests in entrepreneurs. We represent a new approach to venture capital that is about more than just writing checks. We invest ourselves in the success of each portfolio company (Sprouts, as we call them). Each year, we give four hand-picked startups the team, tools, and resources needed to turn their early stage ideas into a revenue-generating reality.

There are few people that understand the startup life and the tech community better than the guys at TECH cocktail. If you’ve attended a TECH cocktail event before, you know that TECH cocktail is about building community. Tech startups need the support of a strong entrepreneurial technology community, so we’re proud to be joining TECH cocktail in their mission.

Right now, SproutBox is looking for the most talented entrepreneurs we can find. In just a few short weeks, we’ll choose one startup to be the next Sprout. We’ll give that startup our world class development team to work full-time building the product, the brand, and the business infrastructure, along with a little cash to ease the pain of launching a new company. We know TECH cocktail Chicago will bring out Chicago’s greatest talent, so we can’t wait to meet you. Please stop and chat with us at the event. If you’ve got questions ahead of time, or if you’d like to apply, visit http://sproutbox.com/apply.

See you Thursday!

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Husband; Father; Venture Capitalist; UChicago alum; Drummer; Red Sox & Bruins Fan; Novice Hockey Player

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