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The Capital Network Presents:

Applying for Angel Funding- Part 1: An Angel’s Perspective
3/22/16 |11:45 – 2:00pm| WorkBar South Station 711 Atlantic Avenue, Boston

NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION TO WORKBAR SOUTH STATION (no longer being held at Mass Challenge)

Not all angel groups are created equal. Hear from the leaders of the top angel groups in Boston on where to begin when you are approaching angel groups. Learn what to expect, what they like to see, and how to make your application and pitch stand out.

Questions answered will include:
– How do you approach angel groups?
– What are the most important parts of the application?
– What is the best way to prepare for your pitch to an angel group?
– What about the JOBs act and the new solicitation rules, how does that change the landscape?

Ben LittauerBen Littauer  is a business and technology management consultant with expertise in Internet and communications technologies, as well as healthcare IT and is an active angel investor, member of Boston Harbor Angels. Ben was Technology Strategist for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where he defined the architecture for PatientSite, a system that allows patients to communicate securely with their healthcare team and view their own medical records. He also was a consultant to the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium on healthcare data security projects. He was co-founder, President, and CTO of Baranof Software, the leading vendor of service-level management software for messaging and Internet applications. Baranof was sold to Tally Systems in 1997. Ben has worked for Cisco Systems, Tumbleweed Communications, On Technology, Sun Microsystems, Symantec, Lotus, and BBN. In addition he has worked with a number of startup ventures including,, and He has spoken at the Open Group, The New England HIPAA Workgroup, ISSA, and numerous other conferences and was also an analyst with Ferris Research and Baroudi Bloor International.

Shelby Chamberlain Shelby Chamberlain is an angel investor at Golden Seeds,  one of the nation’s largest and most active investment groups, focused on companies where women hold leadership positions and own substantial equity.

Shelby is also a realtor and on the Board of Historic Homes and previously was VP at Merrill Lynch.



Norman MeisnerNorman Meisner is an angel investor associated with Beta Fund and Launchpad Venture Group, making angel investments in high tech start ups in the greater Boston area. He is a Principal in the Beta Fund, a Micro VC fund investing in early stage high tech and biotech companies. An active member of the Launchpad Venture Group, the Boston area’s largest and most active angel investment group and a Board observer and advisor for a few companies, including Content Raven (a company providing secure document and video delivery)  Crowdly (advocate marketing software to help brands increase brand advocacy and word-of-mouth) and Kalion  (an industrial biotech company)


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