Chicago: Discover Startup Investing this September

The Startup Angels workshop is heading to Chicago.

On September 27 and 28, Startup Angels and 1871 Chicago will host a Startup Angels workshop designed for the Chicago community. The workshop will walk aspiring angel investors through best practices and the latest methodology to begin their investing journey.

The Startup Angels Chicago workshop is ideal for investors at any stage with an added emphasis on the next wave of Chicago’s investors. Chicago’s strong network of younger talent and up-and-coming business professionals makes for a promising ‘next gen’ of angel investors, well-poised to impact Chicago’s often conservative investing climate. Additionally, the latest influx of new investors via crowdfunding alone calls for a primer on best practices to bolster new investing communities. (more…)

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Announcing The Startup Angels Telluride Workshop

Discover startup investing this July in Telluride.

Why is now a great time to invest in startups? Where does angel investing fit in the spectrum of capital? What do companies look like at this stage? What are the different ways to invest? What goes into a deal? What can I do to be a good mentor?

Get answers to these important questions and discover your own investing journey at the upcoming Startup Angels Workshop in Telluride. Startup Angels and Telluride Angels will host the workshop on July 21st and 22nd with with support from the Telluride Foundation and the Telluride Venture Accelerator. (more…)

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Lean Investing Best Practices from Dave McClure

Earlier this month, Dave McClure joined us at AngelSummit 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. Dave imparted some wisdom (and candid cautions) on the audience of aspiring and experienced investors, community leaders, and entrepreneurs. If you’ve ever wondered how to approach angel investing — and how some best in the business approach it — here’s a snapshot of the 500 Startups investing strategy: (more…)

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2016 European AngelSummit Recap

Earlier this month, 198 angel investors, entrepreneurs, and community leaders gathered at Dublin’s Google Foundry. This was an exciting summit event for us, being our first major event alongside Google for Entrepreneurs, who joined us as a partner earlier this year.

Attendees came together from 14 different countries to hear 21 sessions on key topics pertaining to angel investing, connect with leaders from other communities, and form personal networks around investing in startups. (more…)

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The 7 Stages of Startup Ecosystems

This is the second part of our interview with Marc Nager of Techstars (read part one here). Marc joined us the other week at AngelSummit Americas in Miami, where he offered a global perspective on startup investing and what communities must do to grow their investor networks.

In part two of our interview, Marc lays out a framework for the 7 stages of startup communities he recognizes around the world. This is a super valuable perspective for everyone who works with startups: whether you’re a community leader, an angel, a corporate executive, or a founder…consider this framework carefully and think through what’s needed to grow your city to the next level.

Over the coming year, Marc and the Techstars team will be expanding on their startup ecosystems framework with the purpose of creating additional resources and perspectives for startup communities of all shapes and sizes. But here’s your sneak peak. (more…)

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10x10KCuba: Call to Innovation for Cuban Entrepreneurs

Hello from AngelSummit Americas! Today we have an exciting announcement — the biggest call to innovation to hit Cuba’s tech sector: 10x10KCuba.

10x10KCuba is the first-ever international startup competition to empower Cuba’s emerging tech entrepreneurs. Leaders at the forefront of Cuba’s growth and development in the entrepreneurial space, such as Cuba Emprende Foundation, CIC Miami, Mano Americas and #CubaNow, have teamed up with well-known names in tech including 500 Startups, Techstars, and Stanford’s School of Engineering to develop this unprecedented initiative.

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