Newchip Newsletter Series: March 1st-5th

What’s coming up at Newchip?

See for more information on upcoming Newchip events. All events are scheduled in Central Daylight Time.

Monday, March 1

9:30am-11:30am: Business Advisory Session [Link]

Tuesday, February 23

4:00pm-6:00pm: Weekly Pitch Deck Review Session #1 [Link]

Wednesday, February 24

9:30am-11:30am: Business Advisory Session [Link]

Thursday, February 25

10:00am-12:00pm: Business Advisory Session [Link]

4:00pm-6:00pm: Weekly Pitch Deck Review Session #2 [Link]

Friday, February 26

12:00pm-2:00pm: Business Advisory Session [Link]

Note: Our weekly 3-Minute Elevator Pitch 1-1 Coaching Workshops & 9-Minute Demo Day 1-1 Coaching Workshops should be up by end of the week!

Other Events in the Startup Space

VC Fundraising During Covid: Strategy, Tactics, and Industry Secrets

Co-hosted by two of our partners Hubspot & Carta, this webinar will focus on running an efficient fundraising process, engaging investors in a remote-only world, and leveraging tools & automation to successfully fundraise. 

Webinar Date: March 11, 2021 at 10 AM PST | 1 PM EST | 6 PM GMT

Find more information and register here

The podcast is available to listen and download now on all major podcast platforms, including Spotify and iTunes. For all past episodes, click here for Captivate.

Newchip Accelerate Podcast!

From investing to building a company culture, Accelerate strives to shine a light on the many unknowns entrepreneurs face on a daily basis. 

Our most recent episode features Kevin Celisca, Co-Founder of Integrate & a Newchip alum as he hosts Chisa Egbelu the Co-Founder & CEO of Pedul, Dommonic Nelson, the Founder & CEO of Clevtech, & Pierre Laguerre the Founder and CEO of Fleeting, in a conversation around the ecosystem, obstacles, and opportunities facing black entrepreneurs during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Company Spotlight

Newchip Company Spotlight:

Phil Stover, CEO of is the first true social community connecting gamers. Their mission is to unite the global gamimg community by building the best social community and professional launchpad for competitive gamers all over the world.

Phil Stover is CEO of, the first true gamer social community. In 2016, Phil also co-founded Blue Skies Ventures to build, advise, and invest in early stage startups. The firm actively invests and it’s portfolio companies and network of resources was built from scratch on the simple idea to help entrepreneurs incubate ideas and accelerate.

Mentor Spotlight

Newchip Mentor Spotlight: Cy Megnin

Cy Megnin grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, and has been an entrepreneur, founder, and advisor for the past two decades. The companies he has founded include Intel Capital portfolio company, PrepFlash; an artificial intelligence company that uses natural language processing to automatically create flashcards from any content, as well as CloudCoreo, a configuration management company that garnered investment from Microsoft and ultimately sold to VMware.

Cy was in the 2014 class of 40 under 40 for Professional Remodeler Magazine at the helm of the long-running real estate investment firm OCPS and was twice featured on TLC’s hit TV show “Flip That House”.

After spending the last 15 years in Austin, Seattle, and the Bay area, he is currently back in his hometown of Bloomington, Indiana with his wife Andrea and son Jack. Cy is currently the EIR with Elevate Ventures for the Velocities region – which is a joint venture between the Columbus Chamber of Commerce and The Dimension Mill in Bloomington. He has a degree in Economics from Indiana University and an MBA from Baylor University, where he is an executive judge for their annual MBA Ethics competition.

Must-Read Articles

Below you will find a collection of our must-read articles for this week in relation to the entrepreneurial world. For the best experience, we recommend you grab a cup of coffee, some tea, or heck, just grab a nice, cold beer… Enjoy!