Operated by StartUpNV, a statewide incubator and accelerator for Nevada-based startup companies, AngelNV has a few spots still open in its free entrepreneurial fundraising bootcamp that starts Sept. 8. Nearly 150 startup founders have already registered for the program that will teach them how to raise venture capital, culminating with at least one company receiving a $200k investment. Business owners interested in the bootcamp must sign up online by Aug. 23 at https://startupnv.org/accelerator-application/.
Modeled after the highly successful San Diego Angel Conference, AngelNV will teach startups the fundamentals of attracting venture capital, including perfecting their pitch, creating an effective “get-to-market” strategy, conducting market research, developing a deck to attract investors, and understanding the venture capital process.
“I am very excited to be part of AngelNV,” said David Crane, CEO of Door to Door Health, a Las Vegas-based startup that is reinventing the delivery of primary medical care for people with chronic conditions in under-served and at-risk households. “My goal is to become more efficient at raising the capital necessary to grow our business to meet the increasing demand we are experiencing.”
The free AngelNV bootcamp runs September through December and will be held every other week at the International Innovation Center @Vegas downtown with the option to participate in-person or virtually.
Bootcamp participants can apply for AngelNV funding (a one-time $149 application fee is required). Accredited angels who have invested in the AngelNV Conference Fund will award an AngelNV startup with a $200,000 investment to be announced at a special Shark Tank-style event in March 2021.
AngelNV is a program of StartUpNV that provides expert mentorship to startups and access to a network of capital partners. In just over two years, of more than 400 Nevada-based companies that pitched to be part of the StartUpNV incubator program, nearly 50 were accepted and have raised more than $36 million in capital. However, 99.2 percent of the capital raised came from outside of Nevada. As a result, StartUpNV created 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.
Starting in January, AngelNV will offer workshops for accredited investors on angel investing strategies and tactics. Designed for both first-time and experienced investors, AngelNV investors need not be “super wealthy” and can be at the beginning of their investment journey, such as successful professionals or retirees.
For more information on AngelNV and to sign up for the workshops, visit: www.angelnv.com.