Paying to meet entreprenuers and VCs

There are a handful of people making great little businesses out of introducing the best ideas to the cash and advice needed to make them great.

Frankly, I'm not a fan of this model at all.

I don't think you should have to pay to meet a VC if you're an entreprenuer.  You should be able to pour all your money into your idea, making it successful and visable enough to garner interest from the more aware and relevent VCs in your space. 

So if you're an entreprenuer debating whether or not you should "dress up and save up" to present at a big conference or even a local "summit" to meet people who might fund you, well, you can do what you want, but I just don't like the principal of the whole thing.

I think we should be paying to meet you.  I mean, the reality is, while a startup can bootstrap itself and doesn't necessarily need VC money, a VC fund can't bootstrap itself.  Without entreprenuers, VC funds don't exist, but the same is not true in the reverse.  We need you more than you need us, so an entreprenuer paying to meet us seems like it should be an economic anomaly.