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Startup Angels Workshop – Chicago September 27 - 28

1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212 Chicago, IL

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In Partnership With

Startup Angels is partnering with 1871 to bring the Startup Angel Workshop to Chicago this September.

The workshop is divided into four sessions which provide new angels and wealth management professionals an introduction to the business of investing in technology startups, a framework for thinking about startup investing in the context of overall portfolio diversification, and a practical guide to the mechanics of choosing, negotiating and managing investments. At the same time, community leaders can learn how to become workshop facilitators in order to strengthen the connectivity of their investment community and attract more investment into their local markets.

Workshop Segments

Startup Investing and Your Portfolio
Why is now a great time to invest in startups? Where does angel investing fits in the spectrum of capital? What role can startup investing have in my overall wealth portfolio? What is the Lean Angel process?

Choosing Early Stage Startups
What do companies look like at this stage? What signals show that a company has traction? What are the best practices of choosing startups? Why is it important to invest in the entrepreneur?

Getting the Deal Done
What are the different ways to invest? What goes into a deal? What are the best practices for negotiating terms? What is the deal process like; how long does it take?

Beyond the Check: Mentoring & Networking
Why invest both time and expertise? What can I do to be a good mentor?

Event Agenda

Date Time Session Topic Speakers
27th 6:00 PM Fireside Chat Fireside Chat Gordon Segal, Crate & Barrel Founder
Howard Tullman, 1871 CEO
27th 6:30 PM Investor Reception
27th 7:00 PM Segment I Startup Investing & Your Portfolio Josh Rogers, Arete Wealth
Jeff Carter, West Loop Ventures
Date Time Session Topic Speakers
28th 8:30 AM Arrival
28th 9:00 AM Segment II Choosing Early Stage Startups Kristina Montague, The Jump Fund
Lauren Bigelow, Growth Capital Network
28th 10:00 AM Segment III Getting the Deal Done Ira Weiss, Hyde Park Ventures
Tricia Meyer, Meyer Law
28th 11:00 AM Segment IV Beyond the Check: Mentoring & Networking Constance Freedman, Moderne Ventures
Jessica Droste Yagan, Impact Engine

Startup Angels Workshop – Chicago September 27 - 28

1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212 Chicago, IL

Register