Marathon's thought leadership and events provide members with unique access to experts, investors, mentors and peers to help drive their business. Our programs offer a variety of professional development, best practices, thought leadership and access to capital opportunities for members.

Entrepreneurship Best Practices

To ensure the professional development of TMF's entrepreneur membership, we offer activities and programs that enhance knowledge and encourage the sharing of best practices, research and industry trends. These activities include:

• Industry/Market Executive Briefings
• Economic Impact Studies
• Investment & Trade Delegations
• A Deal Flow Database

Annual DealMakers Summit

The Annual DealMakers Summit is our signature event and is held each July. DealMakers is the must attend event for TMF members and prospective members as well as investment professionals and industry advocates. The program always includes an impressive lineup of keynote speakers and panels and includes pitches from the top winners of the spring VCAP competition. Other DealMakers programming includes:

• Start-Up Case Studies
• Deal Flow Directory of Opportunities
• Corporate M&A Discussions
• Expert Panels

Venture Capital Access Program ("VCAP")

VCAP© is a collaborative venture between the Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York (HBSAANY) and the National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC) that will provide women and diverse entrepreneurs with access to venture capital through venture capitalists and angel investors.

• Angel and Venture Investor Network Introductionss
• Business Plan Presentations
• Entrepreneurs in Residence Placements


Throughout the year, Marathon hosts and co-hosts several networking events designed to enhance members' contacts, professional development and deal flow. Networking opportunities are available in a variety of formats including:

• Regional networking receptions and events
• Topical webinars
• Weekly email news feeds
• The Marathon Foundation Member Directory