Washington, DC, September 25, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Startup Angels, the company responsible for building the first platform designed to empower new angel investors across the US and around the globe, is pleased to announce, in partnership with UP Global, 500 Startups, and the Dallas Entrepreneur Center, AngelSummit.io. The summit will convene over 200 industry and community leaders for the first national conversation on startup investing, its impact on innovation, and ways to unleash the potential of millions of new investors.
Held in Dallas, Texas from November 12-13, the goals of the conference are to clearly frame the startup investing landscape, to facilitate conversation among community and industry leaders, and ultimately to enable and inspire more investors to fuel greater innovation in their communities.
Startup communities around the US are creating centers of innovation by leveraging technology to solve today’s challenges and profit on tomorrow’s opportunities. The success of these emerging startup markets depends on robust and forward-thinking investors. AngelSummit.io is designed to be an action-based program where attendees will have the opportunity to learn from leaders in the field, lead discussions in breakout sessions, and network with peers from all over the country. Among confirmed speakers for the conference are Dave McClure of 500 Startups, Mark Kvamme of Drive Capital, Scott Case of Main Street Genome (formerly with the Startup America Partnership), and Paul Singh of Disruption Corporation.
Regarding the conference, Leslie Jump, Founder and CEO of Startup Angels states, “We’re convening over 200 industry and community leaders for the first national conversation on startup investing, its impact on innovation, and ways to unleash the potential of millions of new investors. The summit will challenge participants to make tangible, measurable commitments to accelerate startup investing in communities across the country.”
Trey Bowles, Founder of the Dallas Entrepreneur Center states: "We’re excited to host the inaugural AngelSummit.io in Dallas. The explosive growth in our startup community coupled with an increase in angel investments makes North Texas the perfect location to host the conference.” Bowles continues: “We appreciate Startup Angel’s focus on investor education and bringing more angels into the startup community. We believe this will create unbelievable opportunities for both investors and entrepreneurs."
Angelsummit.io promises to be the first step in a continuing conversation in America regarding responsible Angel Investing. For information on the event please visit: www.angelsummit.io.
About Startup Angels
Startup Angels is a new global platform that inspires and enables angel investors, across the US and around the world. We offer action-based learning, networks and resources for new angels to explore market-entry and experienced angels to explore new markets. For more information please visit www.startupangels.co.
About the Dallas Entrepreneur Center
The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (the DEC) serves entrepreneurs in the Dallas area, providing a location where they can receive training, education, mentorship, promotion and access to capital in order to encourage and equip the entrepreneurial community to start, build and grow their businesses. Facilitating a culture of entrepreneurship and ‘giving before you get’, the DEC connects new and old entrepreneurs with a vibrant, collaborative environment.
About UP Global
UP Global is dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs and their communities around the world with action-based programs and community building resources. By leveraging existing strengths within communities and empowering local, grassroots leaders, the broad UP community is leading the entrepreneurial movement with the belief that entrepreneurship is critical to human welfare and progress. UP Global programs include Startup Weekend, Startup Next, and Startup Digest. UP Global community building efforts and initiatives include Startup Education, and Startup Women. UP has a reach in over 110 countries with a network of over 7,000 volunteers worldwide. By 2016, UP hopes to reach 1,000 thriving communities with the support of partners including Google for Entrepreneurs, The Coca Cola Company, The Case Foundation, and more. To learn more visit www.up.co.