The Archangels, North Coast Angel Fund (NCAF), UARF and Akron Global Business Accelerator will host a session to share introductory and intermediate level content related to angel investing. The panel discussion will touch on due diligence “do’s and don’ts”, deal terms, serving on boards, follow – on investing strategies, exits, and more.

Food and drinks will be provided at 11:30 am. The session with angels will begin promptly at 12:00 pm. The event is open potential angel investors and entrepreneurs.


  • Introduction and Overview of Angel Investing in NEOhio/Akron
  • Due Diligence
    • Do’s and don’ts
    • How to assess technologies and founder teams
    • Acceptable versus unacceptable risks
    • How much diligence is enough
  • Deals Terms & Valuation
    • Debt vs equity structures
    • What is a fair valuation
    • Importance of having a lead investor
  • How to be a more impactful Board Member
    • Role of the Board
    • Fiduciary responsibility
    • CEO relationships
  • Keys to success & Why companies Fail
    • Follow – on investing strategies
    • Driving for exits
    • Common mistakes

To RSVP, email Tricia Pihlblad or call 330-972-6015