Registration now open for AngelNV investor bootcamp
Educational workshops broaden investing opportunities for experienced and first-time investors
LAS VEGAS – To mark tomorrow as National Entrepreneur Day, AngelNV has opened registration for its angel investor bootcamp designed for both first-time and experienced investors. The bootcamp will start Feb. 1, with weekly in-person and online sessions on angel investing strategies and tactics. Interested investors can sign up and get more information at https://angelnv.com/invest/.
Operated by StartUpNV, a nonprofit incubator and accelerator for Nevada-based startup companies, AngelNV is building a bridge between entrepreneurs and angel investors by teaching startups how to raise venture capital and advising potential investors on prudent investment strategies.
“AngelNV exceeded all of our goals last year – raising more seed money, attracting more investors, and educating more entrepreneurs – all during a global pandemic and an economic downturn,” said Jeff Saling, executive director of StartUpNV, noting that 52 investors ultimately invested more than $485,000 in AngelNV companies. “This year, we want to build on our established success and momentum. We already have 171 entrepreneurs enrolled in the founders bootcamp and hope to have at least 60 investors participate. Together, we can support homegrown small businesses, diversify our state’s economy, and build wealth for Nevadans by growing an inclusive and vibrant startup community.”
Saling added that of the last AngelNV investor group, 27% were female investors and 52% were minority / underserved community member investors – significantly exceeding national and historic averages.
During AngelNV’s 13-week angel investor bootcamp, participants will learn about the investing process, collaborate with other soon-to-be angels, and leverage experience to mitigate risks. Investor bootcamp participants invest a minimum of $5,000 to the AngelNV Conference Fund, and together, they award a $200,000 investment to one of the six finalists they select from the entrepreneur bootcamp that will be announced at a special Shark Tank-style event on April 30 at Las Vegas City Hall. Last year, additional investments were made to runner up companies as well.
StartUpNV launched AngelNV to foster an angel investment network for Nevada-based startups and attract to the state scalable startup businesses and entrepreneurs with big ideas to build a more diversified and resilient economy. For more information on AngelNV visit: www.angelnv.com.