We Have Angel Investors

That's why attending the the Angel Funding Session of the VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Summit could be a crucial strategy.

From Jim Flowers, Executive Director, VT KnowledgeWorks:

Founder-owners of every modestly-sized company should be listening when John May talks about valuation of early stage ventures next Thursday, April 8, 2010 at the VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Summit. John is uniquely qualified on the topic and doesn’t get around this neighborhood very often.

Learn how to figure out what your company is worth, and how to argue that point with a potential investor – or a conservative banker.

You can also get the latest scoop on venture capital and how the angel funding process works in the real world, plus a great lunch and plenty of networking opportunities. 

The VT KnowledgeWorks Second Annual Entrepreneurship Summit will be held April 7 and 8, 2010 at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center in Blacksburg, Virginia

Registration for the Entrepreneurship Summit is open for attendees, advertisers and Technology Showcase displays.

The following post originally appeared on Handshake 2.0 as Angel Investor Guide to Blacksburg, Virginia.

Whether an entrepreneur is seeking funding for an idea, an individual is seeking to become an angel investor, or an angel investor is seeking the like-minded, here's how to make contact with those in the know on the angel investor scene in Blacksburg, Virginia, the New River Valley of Virginia,  and the nearby Roanoke, Virginia area.

460 Angels

460 Angels is a seed and early-stage angel investor group focused on funding and coaching hi-tech entrepreneurs with scalable business models based in the New River Valley and Roanoke region of Virginia.

Contact: Bob Summers, [email protected]

Access to Capital Committee

The goal of the Access to Capital Committee, formed by the NewVa Corridor Technology Council, is to increase communication between technology firms that need funding and investors willing to fund them.

Contact: Bob Summers, [email protected]

DayOne Ventures

DayOne Ventures is a seed stage investment and mentoring program for technology-based startups, funded and operated by experienced, successful entrepreneurs who are also angel investors.  It is housed at the VT KnowledgeWorks Business Acceleration Center, located in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg, Virginia, home of Virginia Tech.  

Contact: Lindsey Eversole, [email protected]

Hutchison Law Group Angel Investment Education Series

Hutchison Law Group offers a series of workshops and seminars for prospective angel investors and for entrepreneurs seeking angel investor funding.

Contact: Ken Maready, [email protected]

LeClairRyan SCOUT Award

The LeClairRyan SCOUT Award was created to recognize an entrepreneur or emerging business in southwest Virginia that has a unique idea and is ready to evolve. If you have a business plan and are ready to seek angel or venture capital financing, the SCOUT award may be for you. Every new venture needs someone to guide them through the common pitfalls that can end a good idea before it emerges.

Contact: [email protected]
Virginia Active Angel Network, VAAN

Virginia Active Angel Network, VAAN, is a professionally managed and member-led group of accredited investors that meet monthly in a dinner model in Charlottesville, VA. Members from outside of Charlottesville, in Blacksburg, Roanoke, Richmond, NY and Georgia participate either by driving to the Charlottesville dinner or through on-line access. VAAN considers opportunities to provide funding and mentor capital to early and seed stage ventures primarily in the central and southern Virginia region, and the greater region, including Maryland, Washington DC, North Carolina, Kentucky and West Virginia. VAAN also syndicates opportunities with other Angel Capital Association angel groups.

Contact: [email protected]
VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Summit

The VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Summit is a yearly two-day comprehensive workshop for prospective company founders, entrepreneurs launching or re-vamping a business, growing companies seeking expansion capital, and individuals interested in investing in early-stage companies. The Summit includes open and student business concept competitions and live angel funding sessions.

Contact: Lindsey Eversole, [email protected]


The VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Summits exists thanks to the generosity of its sponsors.

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