Calling All Early Stage Startups! Seattle Angel Conference Will Jumpstart Your Fundraising

If your startup is raising an early seed round this spring, the Seattle Angel Conference is a perfect springboard to meet investors and fine-tune your message. And offers a chance to win $200k investment!

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Seattle Angel Conference 21 (SAC21) is now taking registrations for startup companies. If you are an early-stage startup planning a funding round in 2022, SAC21 is a perfect springboard to meet investors, perfect your pitch, and compete for a $200,000 investment!

The SAC21 conference starts March 1, 2022 and concludes with our final Demo Day event on May 18.

Seattle Angel Conference teaches investors how to invest in startups by evaluating early-stage companies and making an investment. Each SAC cohort starts with 50-60 startups and narrows the field to six finalists. The winning company will be awarded up to $200,000 in investment.

Since 2012 Seattle Angel Conference has evaluated over 1,200 startups and invested over $4.8M.

Any entrepreneur or company with a great idea for a new startup business can apply to the upcoming Seattle Angel Conference. Companies typically are early seed-stage. Most companies are raising their first round beyond friends and family financing. SAC accepts companies from the US, Canada, and Mexico.

Join Us for Workshops Beginning in January

Beginning January 4, 2022, SAC will host a series of virtual workshops at the Seattle Angel Meetup group. This series provides background on topics related to investing and entrepreneurship. These are scheduled Tuesday evenings and Thursday lunch hour beginning January 4. The workshops are open to the public and recommended for conference parcticipants preparing to compete in SAC21.

Program Details

All participating SAC companies will:

-        Meet and pitch to our cohort of investors

-        Receive feedback about your company and pitches

-        Sharpen messaging for raising funds from angel investors and venture capitalists

The program features a series of pitches, Q&A sessions, and investor-founder meetings. Eliminations occur after 1-minute, 3-minute and 10-minute pitch rounds. As the competition progresses over an 11-wk program, the field of competitors is reduced to six finalists. Companies that reach the finals will:

-        Participate in an in-depth due-diligence process

-        Pitch in our public Final Demo Day Event, which is well attended by Pacific NW angels and VCs. SAC21 Finals will be held on May 18, 2022.

Investment terms are negotiated between the SAC LLC manager and our finalists. If you don’t have a term sheet or lead investor, we typically start discussions with a standard convertible note term sheet. Here is an example from SAC20.

Registration Information

SAC21 Registration is now closed. The next Seattle Angel Conference will begin with pre-conference workshops via Seattle Angel Meetup in July. Early registration deadline will be August 1.

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