If you’re an entrepreneur involved in trying to form a digital startup of some sort, you should know about the upcoming Open Angel Forum. Due to run this April 8th in NYC, the Open Angel Forum (OAF) provides entrepreneurs with “free and open access” to angel investors with the nice, added touch that you won’t face a hand asking you to “pay-to-pitch”.
That’s right. According to a posting on the always useful nextNY digital blog, OAF–backed by Brooklyn-raised serial Web entrepreneur Jason Calacanis—creates events around the country where angel investors and startups get to know each other in a “casual environment without a cost to the entrepreneur.”
Try either of those sites for more info.
Another NYC-specific group, NYC SEEDSTART, offers an 8-week summer program that provides seed funding for technology teams to build a product and launch their company. The site emphasizes that they want entrepreneurs and hackers—not established operators–who are “passionate about their product.” Quick February 28 deadline on that one.