How to attract angel investors

A few times a week, I get an email that goes something like this one (from today): “We’ve been trying to get into contact with all the angel investors in [my city] but we haven’t had much luck. I was wondering if you had any advice for us on what you would do if you …

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ProTip: Attachments not links

Here’s a ProTip for anyone sending their pitch to an investor by email. Use attachments instead of download links. Why? Because many investors are busy and often only get to “catch up on email” on planes. And planes usually have no connectivity. Additionally, with attachments, we don’t have to wait for downloads. It takes me …

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The “Easy Out”

I’ve used a technique that I call the “easy out” for some time. It’s handy when you’re selling someone something and they’re are ignoring you. It could be an investor you’re trying to close, or a customer that you’re trying to sell something to. Once you’ve tried several emails with no response, I always recommend …

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University of Colorado Denver – Annual Business Plan Competition

CU Denver’s Bard Center is hosting their 10th annual business plan competition on June 10th, and it’s open to all early stage Colorado based companies which have not yet received significant Angel or Venture Capital funding. ¬† Orientation for the 10th¬†Annual Bard Center for Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition is coming up on March 11, 2010 …

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