SunDown was formed in May of 2013 to provide a venue for entrepreneurs to pitch their idea to an audience make up of the local entrepreneurial community. We have grown to be a state-wide organization, providing not only the pitch events, but educational offerings and other services that help entrepreneurs make their startups happen.
SunDown is actually a conglomeration of three individual companies that each fulfill some portion of our core mission.
The 501(c)6 non-profit that houses the SunDown RunDown Chapters that host the business pitch events around the state. This organization also houses SunDown Education, which delivers education programs for the entrepreneurial community. This is primarily done through our Lunch & Launch Workshop series and our Business Building Course Series. We also house our Ask an Expert Program, Internship Program, and Micro-lending Program under SunDown Group.
The for-profit entity that houses the SunDown Fund. The organization is made up of SunDown Group as the managing member and a number of limited partner investors. The goal of the SunDown Fund is to provide early stage capital for startups.
The SunDown Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit that acts as a fiduciary agent and sponsor to other organizations fulfilling the mission of helping entrepreneurs. The foundation provides grants and fund management services to these organizations.