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Welcome to the Billiken Angel Network. Our goal as investors is to provide infusions of expertise and capital to firms that show promise to make a difference for our economy and our region. A 2015 HALO Report identified the Billiken Angels as one of the top 3 angel groups in the Plains States for the number of deals done from 2010-2015.
We are willing to look at firms in all industries and we look at firms at all stages, not just start-ups. Our goal as a network is to make a difference through education and advice to all the current and future businesses in the region. We draw on an unmatched set of resources including SLU’s Entrepreneurship Center, the Habitat for Neighborhood Business, SLU’s nationally ranked Entrepreneurship Program, the John Cook School of Business, and the other resources of Saint Louis University.
This website will give you an introduction to the Billiken Angel Network. If you have questions, please contact our director, Professor Jerome Katz, at 314-977-3864 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New & Returning Entrepreneurs
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Funding Your St. Louis Startup Workshop
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Anheuser Busch Auditorium, Cook Hall
John Cook School of Business
Saint Louis University
This is a free workshop the Billiken Angels Network (BAN) provides the community to help start-up entrepreneurs think about new or different sources for funding, and to get a bit more of an idea about what the different types of financing are looking for in candidates. The workshop's speaker is Dr. Jerome Katz, called the Godfather of St. Louis Startups, as well as being the Founder and Director of the Billiken Angel Network, and the head of SLU's nationally-ranked Entrepreneurship Program. The Workshop is co-sponsored by MVF.
The promise this workshop has made over the years is that everyone will walk away with at least 10 new places to look for money, and audience response has proven this to be the case. Types of funding covered include angel investment, the 3 F's (friends, family and "folk"), government grants, tax credits, banks, microloan programs, and crowdfunding. Sources in Missouri and Illinois are covered, and the format leaves ample time for questions.
The workshop is free and open to all but seating is reserved and limited. Registration is required at Eventbrite.
You can also contact Jeanne Rhodes at the Center for Entrepreneurship, 314-977-3850 or email@example.com.