Startup Angels and Techstars Mobility to Host Investor Workshop in Detroit


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Local startup owners can get investing information at Techstars' third annual workshop.

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Startup Angels, a global team of investors and startup leaders, and Detroit-based Techstars Mobility, today announced they will host an investor workshop designed for the metro Detroit area Oct. 4-5.

In advance of Techstars Mobility’s third annual demo day for its 2017 class of startup companies, the workshop will provide aspiring angels with best practices and latest methodologies to refine their investment knowledge, skills, and resources. Metro Detroit area investors will also have the opportunity to network and learn more about startup investing and innovation in Michigan.  

The workshop will be divided into four sessions: startup investing and your portfolio, choosing early stage startups, getting the deal done, and beyond the check: mentoring and networking. The sessions will provide new angels and wealth management professionals with an introduction to the business of investing in technology startups, a framework for thinking about startup investing in terms of overall portfolio diversification, and a practical guide to the mechanics of choosing, negotiating, and managing investments.

The workshop will take place at two locations. Events on the first day will be held at Varnum Law at 160 West Fort St. and the second day will be at Techstars Mobility’s Ford Field offices. The first day of the workshop will begin at 6 p.m. with registration and cocktails, followed by the first session, and conclude with a reception at 8 p.m. The second day will begin at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast, followed by the next three sessions, and concluding with a segment called Techstars Mobility and the Detroit MVP at noon.

Speakers at the workshop include:

  • Chris Thomas, Fontinalis Partners
  • Lauren Bigelow, Growth Capital Network
  • Ted Serbinski, Techstars Mobility
  • Patti Glaza, InvestDetroit
  • Matt Bower, Varnum
  • Sherwin Prior, GM Ventures
  • David Brophy, University of Michigan
  • Leslie Jump, Startup Angels
  • Mack Kolarich, Startup Angels

Early-bird tickets to the workshop are $150 and provide access to all programming, a cocktail reception, breakfast, and lunch. Regular full workshop tickets are $250 and provide access to all workshops and receptions. For more information about the workshop and ticket registration, click here.

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