Angel Investing Workshop - Community-Based Private Equity: Learn the Fundamentals of Angel Investing

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Great Lakes Angels workshop provides an overview of angel investing through organized networks that provide the operational support, shared diligence and diversification opportunities that can be vital additions to an investor’s portfolio.

UHY Advisors, sponsor and co host of the informative, focused and lively afternoon of Angel Investing activities. Find out what it means to be an Angel Investor and it’s free. Spend the first part of the afternoon participating in ‘Live’ pitches from some of the areas up and coming businesses. Come see and hear what it’s all about. Stay for the second half of the program to hear from experts on what it takes to be an accredited investor and how angel investing can provide a strong return on investment while supporting regional prosperity.

Finding profitable investment opportunities can be a challenge – but community-based Private equity might be an overlooked area.

Regional economic growth requires new businesses and an ecosystem able to support startups. The most cited failure in addressing this need has been available seed capital. Recent economic studies have documented that virtually all net new job creation comes from startups, yet local financial support continues to evaporate.

While the lack of startup financing has become the highest priority for startups, it is creating new financial practices to take advantage of these investment opportunities.

This workshop provides an overview of angel investing through organized networks that provide the operational support, shared diligence and diversification opportunities that can be vital additions to an investor’s portfolio.

Join this workshop hosted by Ken Kousky, founding member and President of BlueWater Angels and CEO of MidMichigan Innovation Center, to learn the ropes of this “angel investing” concept.

Topics will include:

  • How to identify high-potential startups to make successful investments
  • How your capital and mentorship can help foster a thriving entrepreneurial community and drive economic growth
  • Why community-based private equity and the sectors potential is consistently undervalued.

Companies that are presenting:

Bankmybiz.com is a matching algorithm based website that connects small business owners and small business lenders. While other small business lending site are trying to disrupt the business loan market by attempting to commoditize loans bankmybiz.com has built a powerful tool for the enormous banking industry to help combat the disrupters. To date the bootstrapped startup as helped create over $9,000,000 in new relationships. Not only does bankmybiz.com provide lead generation but it also acts as a knowledge resource and a data collecting site. The company is currently raising a $500,000 seed round to execute an extremely focused 18 month new user acquisition campaign.

Coupon Wallet bridges the gap between paper and digital coupons with a patent-pending marketing & analytics platform that builds brand loyalty, reduces fraud, and provides a much higher ROI than traditional paper coupons. Our team's vision is to become the #1 digital coupon processor.

Eve Medical is a medical device company dedicated to enhancing the quality of healthcare through design. Their core product HerSwab™ makes it easy for women to conveniently collect their own samples to screen for vaginal and cervical infections.

FIRST Sense Medical is a late stage pre-revenue company that has created a constructive cure for breast cancer! They are able to detect the propensity for a woman (and some men) to develop breast cancer so very early in the process with a 95% sensitivity rate (5% false negatives) and a 91% specificity rate (9% false positives) that women when tested can take the proper medical actions necessary to prevent the cancer from developing and spreading to the point she dies. Further, our trade secret smart software actually improves these metrics over time as more data is analyzed!

Native Traits Corporation develops and markets naturally-occurring genetic traits that make corn resistant to drought and tolerant of temperature extremes. Their proprietary NT RECOVERYTM technology is superior to genetic engineering (GMO) technology in terms of cost, product performance, absence of regulatory issues, and consumer acceptance. Seven major seed companies have executed Material Transfer Agreements thereby providing the Company a clear pathway to an estimated six billion dollar annual market.

Memloom offers a positive B2B (and B2C) user experience with a multi-media platform that elegantly preserves the art of storytelling. A web-enabled multi-media social networking experience, Memloom allows companies to tell and share compelling stories to engage customers, inspire action, create an emotional connection and most importantly, allow consumers to share their stories with other customers. Memloom delivers a strong value proposition by facilitating contextual storytelling useful for any number of business applications.

Please register no later than October 13th for this Educational Workshop directly with David Weaver at dweaver(at)glangels.org or with your UHY connection Jeanette at jstefanski(at)uhy-us.com

Contact: Jessica Dalessandro
jdalessandro(at)uhy-us(dot)com
586 843 2507

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