The Angel Venture Fair (AVF), which takes place on Friday, May 4 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Union League, brings together the largest gathering of Angel Investors and Entrepreneurs in the Mid-Atlantic region and has showcased over 500 companies in the last 20 years. The program is a total community effort from start to finish, with every angel group in the Mid-Atlantic receiving pertinent information on the AVF and sending their members to attend & scout the fair. Applicants to the AVF are reviewed by 80 judges (made up of angels and conduits to angels) and 34 lucky entrepreneurs (out of hundreds) are selected to showcase their new venture on the day of the fair.
Please note The Union League has a dress code policy of formal business attire that is strictly enforced: you will not be allowed to enter the building if dressed otherwise.
SCHEDULE OF EVENT DAY
7:30 a.m. - Doors open
7:30 a.m. to 8:10 a.m. - **Attendee check-in & Breakfast
8:00 a.m. to 8:10 a.m. – Welcoming remarks
8:10 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. - All 34 companies give a 30 second pitch in Lincoln Hall
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Presentations given by Non-University Companies in breakout rooms; Networking and visiting company booths/tables
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. - David Freschman Award presented
1:10 - 1:15 p.m. - Most Promising University Company award presented.
1:15 p.m. to 1:55 p.m. - Keynote Speaker - Brian Cohen, followed by Q&A
2:00 pm. to 2:35 p.m. - All 34 companies give a 30 second pitch in Lincoln Hall
2:45 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Networking and visiting company booths/tables
4 p.m. - Event concludes
**In an effort to make your check-in process as smooth as possible on event day, you will be required to print your name tag at home or office and bring it with you. Your name tag will serve as your ticket and allow you entry into the fair. The AVF will provide you with a name tag holder. Instructions on how to print your name tag will be emailed to you prior to event day.