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Ann Arbor Spark

September 9, 2020

Michigan Angel Summit to Deliver Incredible Speaker Line Up, Valuable Content for New and Existing Angels Alike

Ann Arbor SPARK will host the third annual Michigan Angel Summit on September 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This virtual program will provide attendees valuable information to those considering angel investing as well as those who have been investing in entrepreneurs and startups for years.

“Angel investment activity in Michigan has continued to increase in recent years, both in terms of companies attracting angel investment and individuals choosing to invest their wealth in emerging businesses,” said Skip Simms, Ann Arbor SPARK senior vice president and managing director of the Michigan Angel Community. “The Michigan Angel Summit is the opportunity to hear about that activity but also to learn about how angel investing works, both for early stage companies as well as people interested in learning about why it’s an attractive investment activity. This year’s line-up of speakers is incredible — because of the virtual format of the event, we attracted speakers from around the country whose expertise and insights are rarely heard in our own community.”

The event’s keynote speakers are Rick Timmins, an angel investor with the Central Texas Angel Network, and Linda L. Smith, Co-Chair of the Global Business Angel Network. Both speakers are board members of the Angel Capital Association. Rick will present New Data on American Angels, providing insight on the growth of angel investing in the U. S., while Linda will share what is happening in Washington, D. C. to encourage entrepreneurship and angel investment.

The Michigan Angel Summit agenda also includes panel presentations on term sheets, boards, non-dilutive financing, exits, and funding trends. The event will conclude with an interview of University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel. A full event agenda and speaker list are available at www.a2Tech360.com/events/michigan-angel-summit/.

The event is part of Ann Arbor SPARK’s a2Tech360 program, featuring seven days of 16 inspiring events showcasing Ann Arbor’s spirit of innovation to the world. a2Tech360 is sponsored by KLA and the Ann Arbor Ypsilanti SmartZone/ Local Development Finance Authority. For more information, visit www.a2Tech360.com.

The Michigan Angel Summit is sponsored by Bank of Ann Arbor and Varnum Law and supported by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation.