october, 2021

13octAll Day14ACA Angel University: An Immersive, Interactive Learning Experience

Event Details

The Angel Capital Association (ACA) Angel University and The Launch Place are bringing together angel investors and entrepreneurs to learn, share and network. This two-day event offers a unique, immersive experience connecting angel investors and entrepreneurs.  Attendees will begin the two-day event with ACA Angel University and conclude with The Big Launch Challenge where 10 leading startups will compete to win $15,000 to move their ventures forward.

ACA Angel University: An Immersive, Interactive Learning Experience

Designed to increase collaboration between entrepreneurs and angel investors, these two workshops will give you powerful insights and actionable strategies to make angel investments and startups the support more successful. The workshops will be taught by leading experts in angel investing.

  • Risks in Angel InvestingAngels learn how to manage their risks to build a stronger portfolio. Learn about the risks from the entrepreneur and investor perspectives, and gain insights into the due diligence that is necessary to mitigate these risks. 
  • Angel Exit Strategies: This workshop teaches angels and their portfolio companies how to work together to achieve the most successful exits

Taken together, in these two workshops

  • Angels will learn how to get to successful paydays—harvesting their investments by helping their companies manage risks and achieve successful exits. 
  • Entrepreneurs gain a better understanding of how angels think and evaluate early-stage companies helping entrepreneurs build stronger partnerships with their investors. 

Over 100 Angels, economic development representatives, entrepreneurs, and start-up ecosystem builders from across the country especially from the Southeast will join us for this face-to-face event! This is the first time in two years that ACA Angel University will meet in person. 

The Big Launch Challenge, a competition targeting the best startups in the country, is a unique opportunity to see 10 leading startups as they compete for $15,000 in prize money. The Launch Place has awarded $159,000 to 14 companies in the competition’s 9-year history. The majority of winners have gone on to raise additional investment and build successful companies.  VitalFlo, a rapidly growing company providing respiratory data, analysis, and care, is a great example of the impact of this program.  The organization strives to foster an environment for new and serial entrepreneurs in which they can raise capital and have access to support services they need to take their products and solutions into the marketplace.

The application deadline is August 16th!

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Time

october 13 (Wednesday) - 14 (Thursday)

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