Registration open for AngelNV bootcamp for local entrepreneurs
Co-founders Chris Paris, left, and Mark Aston, of Reno-based startup Nevaka, hold their runner-up check after the 2020 AngelNV event. Nevaka was one of two runners-up to receive secondary funding after last year's bootcamp.
Operated by StartUpNV, the statewide incubator and accelerator for Nevada-based startup companies, AngelNV recently opened registration for its free entrepreneurial fundraising bootcamp that starts Oct. 12.
Last year, more than 250 founders participated in the program that teaches entrepreneurs how to raise venture capital, culminating with 52 investors awarding $220,000 to one finalist company and $55,000 investments to two runners-up.
Business owners interested in the bootcamp must sign up online at angelnv.com/apply by Sept. 30.
“AngelNV teaches 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,” according to an Aug. 30 press release.
The free camp runs October through January and will be held at 5:30 p.m. every other Tuesday at the International Innovation Center @Vegas in Las Vegas — the option exists to participate virtually from anywhere in Nevada.
An in-person location in Reno may also be added to meet demand as appropriate, according to the release.
After camp completion, entrepreneurs can apply for angel funding; a one-time $49 application fee is required. Investors will again award at least one AngelNV startup with a $200,000 investment on April 30, 2022.
Since StartUpNV began operation in 2017, $70 million has been raised and invested in 28 companies participating in StartUpNV programs, including AngelNV.