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Maggie Sprenger (she/her)

Managing Director, 1862

Maggie Sprenger is the co-founder and General Partner of 1862, an early stage venture firm investing in dual use and national security focused startups. Maggie is currently building a network of trusted capital and dual use companies.

Maggie is a Kauffman Fellow. She is also a mentor at NYU Stern’s Endless Frontier Labs, where she works with startups over a nine-month long program. Previously she completed a Fellowship with the Observer Research Foundation, based in New Delhi.
Before her work at 1862, Maggie was the founder and Managing Director of Cosgrove Capital, a real estate investment firm. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Afghanistan World Foundation, and the Alumni Admissions Committee of the University of Pennsylvania.
Maggie holds a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Political Science and Environmental Studies, and an MBA from Wharton.


Speed Circles

July 13, 2022  5:25 PM – 6:25 PM
Pairs of founders meet a mentor one-on-two, connect, pitch, and get feedback—fast. Then we rotate the founders so you never have the same conversation twice. See more.

Mentor Meetups

July 14, 2022  7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Small huddles with subject matter experts tackle common startup challenges, from culture and fundraising to product and pitching. Join our amazing mentors and get the help you need on the problems you’re facing! See more.

Mentor Madness chain reaction panel

July 15, 2022  2:15 PM – 2:40 PM
Mentors take lightning-fast turns as interviewer and interviewee onstage, sparking a conversation that heads in surprising and fascinating directions. See more.

Hive mind

July 15, 2022  6:30 PM – 7:10 PM
We crowdsource questions, upvote the best ones, and display stream-of-consciousness solutions our mentors can riff on from the stage. See more.
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