News and Updates:
- Investor Forum Meeting Location Changed to Ruffatto Hall, on the NW corner of Evans and High Street, DU Campus, Friday March 22
- ACS 2013 Finalists have been announced!
- Use Twitter #ACS2013 for a live feed leading up to and during the event. Feed will be posted live!
- Discounted parking at the event in DU lot $6, cash only!
- Oops, Sneakz was left off the email announcement. They are indeed a finalist pitching in Session 2.
- Be Green! Download the ACS Conference App – contains maps, schedules, speaker bios, pitch info…
- Promote your company through Vokl – Free download for conference attendees!
The Angel Capital Summit is an annual conference that connects investors with entrepreneurial companies seeking funding. The conference includes education benefiting both angel investors and entrepreneurs, networking segments, pitches with VC commentary and Venture Bucks awards. The Angel Capital Summit is hosted by the Rockies Venture Club.
- This year’s conference kicks off with a live interview with David Cohen of Techstars
- Jon Nordmark, former CEO and co-founder of eBags and currently CEO of UsingMiles gives the Day 2 keynote speech
- Twenty Six of Colorado’s hottest startups will be pitching to investors
What to expect
Day 1: March 19, 2013 Investors and entrepreneurs will sit side by side in a series of workshops focusing on the key topics that both angel investors and entrepreneurs need to know for successful funding relationships. Topics such as Valuation for Early Stage Companies, Term Sheets and Negotiation, Patents and Intellectual Property protection and more.
Day 1 ends with a cocktail reception featuring the companies who will be pitching at the ACS on Wednesday 3/20. You will have a chance to meet the CEOs and management teams of these companies on a personal basis before seeing them up on the stage on Wednesday.
Day 2: March 20, 2013 Up to thirty five of Colorado’s top entrepreneurial companies who have gone through an extensive pitch coaching process will pitch to angel and venture capital investors in a five minute pitch/five minute Q&A format. Venture Capitalists will provide their input and commentary in-between the pitches to provide insight into how VCs approach deals.
Day 2 ends with the Venture Bucks awards. Each attendee at this years’ Angel Capital Summit will receive $100,000 in Venture Bucks to “invest” in their favorite companies. The companies that receive the most investment at the day of the event will be recognized at the awards ceremony. Of course, the goal is to provide “real life” funding for as many of the companies as possible, but this can take three to six months or longer, so the Venture Bucks gives us a preview of what the audience thinks.
After the event March 22, 2013 9:00am, RVC’s Angel Investing Groups will meet at the DU Joy Burns Hospitality Center for our once annual All-Area Angel Investor Forum, bringing together angels from the Denver Tech Center, Boulder and Golden to discuss the pitches and collaborate together on investing in the companies. We will discuss what criteria and resources angels can use to evaluate deals. This all-area angel meeting is held only once a year – and we take this time to get to know each other and to choose which of the many companies pitching at ACS we want to continue to look at and pursue due diligence.
After the 2013 Angel Capital Summit, RVC investors syndicated with other investors around the country to invest over $15 million in 24 companies that pitched at Rockies Venture Club.
University of Denver Sturm Hall, Room 246, 2000 E. Asbury Ave. Denver (map)
Tuesday March 19 & Wednesday March 20, 2013