Maggie Sprenger

Managing Director

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.

Mentor Expertise: Fundraising, Pitch Deck, Dual Use


Speed Circles

13/07/2022 13.25 - 14.25

AuditoriumAuditoriumNetworking Activation

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.

Mentor Meetups

14/07/2022 15.00 - 16.00

AuditoriumAuditoriumNetworking Activation

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!

Mentor Meetups are open to all startups – Mentors will be seated at tables throughout the auditorium, tables will be themed. Whatever you need help with, Mentors are there...

Mentor Madness Chain Reaction Panel

15/07/2022 10.15 - 10.40


Mentors take lightning-fast turns as interviewer and interviewee onstage, sparking a conversation that heads in surprising and fascinating directions.

Hive mind

15/07/2022 14.30 - 15.10

AuditoriumAuditoriumInteractive session

We crowdsource questions, upvote the best ones, and display stream-of-consciousness solutions our mentors can riff on from the stage.