On Nov. 16, AngelNV opened registration for an angel investor bootcamp that starts Feb. 1 with weekly in-person and online sessions on angel investing strategies and tactics, according to a press release from nonprofit incubator StartUpNV, which operates AngelNV.
AngelNV works to build 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,” Jeff Saling, executive director of StartUpNV, said in a Nov. 15 statement, 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 in Las Vegas.
The camp is designed for both first-time and experienced investors; go to angelnv.com/invest to sign up and learn more.