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By Andy Sack
Last November I was proud to welcome Open Angel Forum to Seattle for it’s inaugural event. OAF offers an opportunity for entrepreneurs to give a 5 minute pitch to a room full of angel investors – and its all about merit. There is no cost to the entrepreneur or the investor, but both must apply to attend. Much care is put into screening to make sure the best companies are chosen and the angels that attend are actively pursuing deals. Add pitches, food, and drinks and you’ve got a winning event! OAF in November was great for invigorating the Seattle startup ecosystem, as evidence by the…
- Deals – it connected highly active angels to high quality investment opportunities
- Community – Bringing Seattle’s angel investors and entrepreneurs together for a night of drinks and networking
- Breakout poker game initiated by the one and only Mr. Jason Calacanis