Tomorrow, March 1, is the Deadline for a Chance to Meet the Angels

Angel investors will be in Blacksburg, Virginia on April 2, 2009.

The deadline to apply for the competition to be one of the companies selected to present is tomorrow, March 1, 2009.

Entrepreneurs with big dreams – are you going to apply?

Here are the basics:

The inaugural VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurial Summit offers an opportunity for businesses to pitch before a panel of angel investors.

During the morning of the one-day Summit on Thursday, April 2, 2009, the director of VT KnowledgeWorks, Jim Flowers, will offer a workshop for aspiring entrepreneurs. 

In the afternoon, five pre-selected funding candidates will present their companies through CVG’s LiveFire!™, a format developed by the Charlottesville Venture Group.

CVG’s LiveFire!™ is described as "the 'must see' entrepreneurial Reality Show where three currently investing managers of angel groups give 5 chosen companies the chance to go before them in front of an amphitheater of additional investors, educators, and entrepreneurs…No one's feelings are spared and no question is out of line."

To compete to become one of the 5 presenting companies, company leaders enter company data online using Angelsoft (through online Software-as-a-Service, SaaS, like competitive intelligence software AttaainCI) which produces a one-page .pdf used for screening prospective companies.

Angelsoft is considered the industry standard in matching entrepreneurs and investors (like 88owls matches consultants with businesses). 


I've written a series of posts elaborating upon these basics and describing my own thoughts about why and/or whether to apply.  The last includes a comment from  David S. Rose, Founder & CEO of Angelsoft.

Dreams of Angels – Angel Investor Funding, That Is
Seeking Angel Investment is a Big Step
The Accelerated Entrepreneur – Putting it Out There
Angelsoft Helps Synthesize an Entrepreneur's Big Dreams

I'm definitely going to the VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurial Summit

Am I going to apply?…

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