Startup Angels, a global organization for new angel investors to learn about the industry and new markets, will host a summit in Chattanooga this fall.
“Startups are everywhere, but venture capital isn’t,” Startup Angels founder and CEO Leslie Jump said in a prepared statement. “We’re on a mission to eliminate the problem of access to capital by unleashing the potential of millions of new startup investors around the world.”
The event, called AngelSummit US, will bring investors, entrepreneurs, and corporate and community leaders to Chattanooga Oct. 13 and 14, according to a news release.
The goals of the conference are to clearly frame the startup investing landscape, to facilitate new opportunities and partnerships, and to increase startup investing across the country.
The summit will open at Lindsay Street Hall as part of the celebrations around Chattanooga Startup Week, with corporate and community partners including The Enterprise Center, The JumpFund, The Company Lab, Launch Tennessee and more.
Leaders said that the city’s history of entrepreneurship, leadership in gig Internet speeds and new downtown innovation district make Chattanooga an ideal community to host the conversation on startup investing.
“Hosting the premier AngelSummit is a win for Chattanooga’s innovation district,” Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke said in a prepared statement. “By providing a physical space for ideas, talent and capital, Chattanooga is maintaining its place at the front of the curve and growing the companies and jobs of the future.”
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