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VENTURE CAPITAL CLUBS or GROUPS

This section of the Venture Associates web site contains a volunteer listing of venture capital clubs or groups throughout the world.


IMPORTANT NOTICE !

Due to the non-profit, usually volunteer nature of these groups, the contact information provided in this section is subject to very frequent changes. We would sincerely appreciate it if you would inform us via any of the contact methods shown below, if you discover any changes or know of any new additions to this information. Thanks a lot for your help!


What are Venture Clubs/Groups?

The concept of venture capital groups was started in 1974 by Tom Murphy in the form of the Connecticut Venture Group. In the early 1980s, the movement began to spread across the country. Currently, there are numerous groups in the United States and internationally.

Most of the clubs operate in a similar manner. Meeting once a month over breakfast, lunch or dinner, the groups begin with an informal networking working period followed by a keynote speaker or panel which makes a presentation that pertains to entrepreneurship, and the financing process. Following this, presentations are made by entrepreneurs who are seeking financing. Some clubs have a large number of presenters who only have 30 seconds to announce information about their projects while other groups have a qualifying process which allows longer presentations.

All groups are open to the general public and most have a membership program which provides for various benefits which usually include meal discounts and other membership perks. The large majority are not-for-profit operated and depend on volunteer staff to coordinate their various activites. Thus, their contact information changes frequently and makes it difficult to accurately keep track of their local activities. Some of the larger more successful groups have paid executive directors. These larger groups sponsor events that can include workshops on numerous aspects of entrepreneuring including: writing business plans, how to seek venture capital, current management trends, obtaining debt and SBA financing, as well as featuring success stories of entrepreneurial companies. They are a supurb way to learn about building and financing your company as well as one of the best networking opportunities available.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Principal Contact - James B. Arkebauer
Venture Associates - Denver CO
(303)-758-8710
e-mail to Jim at:arkebauer@ventureA.com

Here you can find a listing of Angel Groups across the United States

UNITED STATES

PLEASE NOTE: The following information is constantly changing. Please assist us in updates via e-mail arkebauer@ventureA.com

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Kansas
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Washington
Washington DC
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Wisconsin
Wyoming

ALABAMA

Birmingham Venture Club - Web Site
Mobile Venture Club - 205-433-6951

ALASKA

Alaska Venture Capital Club - Anchorage - 907-277-7474

ARIZONA

Arizona Ventures - Phoenix - 602-254-8560
Enterprise Network - Phoenix - 602-952-8116
We understand that the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce is involved in sponsoring various venture capital activities. Contact: 602-495-6488 - Amy Erwin
Enterprise Network - Tempe - 602-804-0012

ARKANSAS

Venture Resources - Little Rock - 501-375-2004

CALIFORNIA

California Venture Forum - Irvine - 800-333-4766
San Diego/MIT Enterprise Forum - La Jolla - 619-534-6948 or 619-623-3139
The MIT Enterprise Forum - La Jolla - 619-236-9400
Orange County Venture Group - Laguna Hills -
California SBDC Program - Sacramento - 916-324-5068
Scaramento Valley Venture Capital Forum - 916-455-0480
MIT Enterprise Forum of San Diego - 619-236-9400 -
San Diego Venture Group - San Diego Venture Group
Southern California Venture Network - 310-625-0127
No. California Venture Forum - San Francisco - 415-296-2519
Los Angeles Venture Association - Santa Monica - 310-450-9544
Community Entrepreneurs - San Rafael - 415-435-4461
Venture Management Inc. - Ventura - 805-644-5335
Orange County - 719-855-0652
Pacific Venture Club - Greenbrae, CA - 415-378-4125
Pacific Venture Club- Web Site

COLORADO

Colorado Small Business Development Center - Denver - 303-892-3809

ROCKIES VENTURE CLUB - DENVER - 303-831-4174

Rockies Venture Club - Web Site

CONNECTICUT

Connecticut Venture Group - 203-333-3284
Connecticut Venture Forum - Hartford - 203-549-5290
Connecticut MIT Forum - 860-679-1115
MIT Enterprise Forum of Connecticut - Web Site

DELAWARE

Delaware Entrepreneurs' Forum - Wilmington - 302-777-1616 or 302-652-4241

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Baltimore-Washington Venture Group - Univ of Maryland - College Park

FLORIDA

Central Florida Innovation Corp - Orlando - 407-277-5411
Gold Coast Venture Capital Association - Boca Raton - Web Site
Florida Venture Council Forum - Coral Gables - 305-446-5060
South Florida Venture Capital Forum - 813-335-8116
Flordia Venture Group - Oviedo - 407-365-5374
North Florida Venture Capital Network - Jacksonville - 904-642-4840

GEORGIA

Business & Technology Alliance - Atlanta - 404-629-BETA

HAWAII

Hawaii Venture Capital - Univ of Hawaii - Honolulu - 808-526-1277
Hawaii Venture Capital Assoc - Kailua - 808-262-7329

IDAHO

Rocky Mountain Venture Group - Idaho Falls - 208-526-9557

ILLINOIS

Chicago Venture Forum - Chicago - 312-726-1223
Midwest Entrepreneur Forum - Chicago - 312-857-0301
Chicago Community Ventures - Web Site

INDIANA

Private Investors Network - Bloomington - 812-339-8937
Venture Club of Indiana - Indianapolis - Venture Club of Indiana - Web Site
Michiana Investment Network - So Bend - 574-282-4350

IOWA

Venture Network of Iowa - Des Moines - 515-242-4740 or 515-286-4997

KANSAS

Please assist the Kansas entrepreneurs by notifying us of any organizations devoted to assisting entrepreneurs, and "Thanks."

KENTUCKY

Kentucky Investment Capital Network - Frankford - 502-564-2064 or 502-564-7140
Venture Club of Louisville - Louisville - 502-589-6868
Mountain Ventures - London - 606-864-5174

LOUISIANA

Greater Baton Rouge Venture Capital Forum - Baton Rouge - 504-381-7125
Lafayette Venture Capital Forum - 318-232-0751
Greater New Orleans Venture Capital Club - New Orleans - 800-949-7890

MAINE

Maine Invesment Exchange - 207-774-1001

MARYLAND

Baltimore-Washington Venture Group - College Park - 301-404-2144
Baltimore-Washington Enterprise Forum - Rockville - 301-762-6325
Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship - College Park - 301-405-2144
Mid-Atlantic Venture Assoc - Timonium - 410-560-5855
MIT Enterprise Forum - Baltimore/Manassas - 703-758-4021

MASSACHUSETTS

Cambridge Enterprise Forum - Boston - 617-353-3016
MIT Enterprise Forum - 617-253-8033 or 617-253-8240
IEEE Boston Entrepreneur's Network Boston Entrepreneur's Network Web Site
Venture Capital Network - Cambridge - 617-253-2337
Venture Capital Network - Massachusetts - 978- 846-3972
128 Group - Lincoln - 617-259-8776
The EntreTech Forum-Waltham
WPI Venture Forum - Worchester - 508-831-5075
WPI Venture Forum

MICHIGAN

Jackson Venture Capital Forum - Jackson - 517-789-4354
New Enterprise Forum - Ann Arbor - 313-665-4433
West Michigan Business/Finance Network - Grand Rapids - 616-542-0682
Southeastern Venture Capital - Harper Woods - 313-86-2331
Southeastern Michigan Venture Club - Southfield - 313-884-2727
Travis Bay Enterprise Forum - Traverse City - 616-929-5017
Venture Center Inc. - Lansing - 517-267-9222
Southwest Michigan First - Kalamazoo - 269-553-9588 - Southwest Michigan First
Michigan Venture Capital Association - Michigan Venture Capital Association

MINNESOTA

St. Paul Venture Capital - Bloomington - 612-830-7475
Entrepreneur's Network - Minneapolis - 612-542-0682
Minnesota New Venture Collaborative - Minneapolis - 612-338-3828

MISSISSIPPI

Biloxi Venture Capital Club - PO Box 8008 Biloxi, MS 39535

MISSOURI

Missouri Innovation Center - Columbia-314-446-3100
Center For Business Innovation - Kansas City - 816-561-8567
Venture Group Inc. - Kansas City - 816-513-5585
Missouri Venture Forum - St Louis - 314-241-2683

MONTANA

Montana Private Capital Network - Poulson - 406-883-5470

NEBRASKA

Grand Island Industrial Foundation - Grand Island - 308-382-9210
Midlands Venture Forum - Omaha - 402-393-0459
Midlands Venture Forum - Web Site

NEVADA

Nevada Ventures - 775-954-2020
Technology Business Alliance of Nevada - 702-798-5156

Vegas Valley Angels - 702-521-7106

NEW HAMPSHIRE

MIT Forum - Manchester - 603-668-1400

NEW JERSEY

Bergen County Venture Club - Hackensack - 201-488-8445
Venture Assoc of New Jersey - Morristown - 201-631-5680 or 201-267-4200
New Jersey Entrepreneurs Forum - 908-789-3424
Venture Association of New Jersey - Meeting Announcement -973-631-5680
Venture Association of New Jersey - Web Site

NEW MEXICO

Bernalillo - New Mexico Community Capital -505-924-2820
- New Mexico Community Capital - Web Site
Santa Fe - Coronado Ventures Forum 505-662-0048
- Coronado Ventures Forum - Web Site

NEW YORK

The Soho Loft
The Soho Loft - Website
Capital Region Tech Dev. Council - Albany - All New York Regions - Web Site
Long Island Capital Alliance
LICA - Web Site
New York Venture Capital Association Group - New York
New York Venture Capital Association - Web Site
MIT Forum NYC - MIT Forum NYC - Web Site

NORTH CAROLINA

Piedmont Angel Network- 336-235-0941
Council For Entrepreneurial Development - Research Triangle Park - 919-549-7500

NORTH DAKOTA

Minndak Seed Capital - Grand Forks - 701-777-3132

OHIO

Greater Cincinnati Venture Assoc - Cincinnati - 513-686-2946
Greater Cincinnati Venture Association - Web Site
Ohio Venture Assoc - Cleveland - 216-566-8884
Columbus Investment Interest Group - Columbus - 614-225-6087
Tri-State Venture Group - 419-238-0063
Miami Valley Venture Association - 937-228-1141
Miami Valley Venture Association - Web Site

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma Venture Forum - Oklahoma City - 405-636-9736
Oklahoma Investment Forum - Tulsa - 918-560-0297

OREGON

Oregon Entrepreneurs Forum - Portland - 503-222-2270
Oregon Entrepreneurs Forum - Web Site
Portland Venture Group -Portland - 503-697-5907
MIT Forum - Portland - 503-222-2270
PPC Ventures - Portland - 503-616-4412

PENNSYLVANIA

Delaware Valley Venture Group - Philadelphia - 215-972-3960
Enterprise Venture Capital - Johnstown - 814-535-7597
Greater Philadelphia Venture Group - Philadelphia - 215-790-3660
Venture Investment Forum - Harrisburg - 717-234-3274
MIT Forum - Pittsburgh - 412-967-9335

RHODE ISLAND

Venture Capital Club -Providence - 401-272-4700

SOUTH CAROLINA

South Carolina Technology Alliance -Columbia - 803-748-1323
South Carolina Technology Alliance - Web Site

SOUTH DAKOTA

Dakota Ventures - Rapid City - 606-348-8441
Eastern So. Dakota Venture Capital Forum - Univ So Dak - Vermillion - 605-677-5272

TENNESSEE

Seed Capital Netowrk - Knoxville- 615-693-2091
Tennessee Venture Capital Network - Murfreesboro - 615-898-2100

TEXAS

Texas Venture Capital Network - Austin - Number delisted
Capital Southwest Venture - Dallas - 214-233-8242
MIT Forum - Dallas/Ft Worth - 972-684-4621
MIT Forum - Web Site
Houston Venture Capital Assoc. - Houston - 713-750-1500
MIT Forum - Houston - 713-951-5817
Central Texas Venture Capital Group - Waco - 254-752-6551
West Texas Venture Capital Forum - Lubbock - 806-745-1637

UTAH

Mountain West Venture Group - Salt Lake City - 801-561-9596 or 801-595-1141
Utah Ventures - Salt Lake City - 801-583-5922

VERMONT

Vermont Venture Capital Network - Burlington - 802-658-7830

VIRGINIA

Natl Venture Capital Assoc - Arlington - 703-351-5269

WASHINGTON

Alliance of Angels - Web Site
Northwest Entrepreneur Network - Seattle - 425-746-1973 NWEN - Web Site
MIT Forum NorthWest- Seattle - 206-283-9595
MIT Forum NorthWest - Web Site

WASHINGTON D.C.

MIT Forum - DC - 703-528-5793
Natl Assoc of Investment Companies - Washington - 202-289-4336

WEST VIRGINA

West Virgina Venture Capital Club - Fayettville - 304-574-3036
Enterprise Venture Capital - Summerville - 304-872-3000

WISCONSIN

Please assist the Wisconsin entrepreneurs by notifying us of any organizations devoted to assisting entrepreneurs, and "Thanks."

WYOMING

Please assist the Wyoming entrepreneurs by notifying us of any organizations devoted to assisting entrepreneurs, and "Thanks."

SPECIAL NOTICE
TO ENTREPRENEURS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES

It is our understanding that a number of countries have established venture clubs/groups in various cities around the world. If you are aware of any entrepreneurial assistance organizations, we would appreciate your forwarding the contact information to us via our contact information listed below, and "THANKS."

CANADA

MIT Entreprise Forum - Toronto - 416-736-5708 or 905-475-7535

ISRAEL

(Information on venture capital in Israel) - Jerusalem - 972-2-870-625 Ext 1211 MIT Forum - Jerusalem - 011-972-2-624-2442

MEXICO

Mexico City - Sorry - The numbers we had have been discontinued. Any new information would be appreciated

TAIWAN

Taipei - 011-886-2-719-1293

IMPORTANT NOTICE !

Due to the non-profit, usually volunteer nature of these groups, the contact information provided in this section is subject to frequent changes. We would sincerely appreciate it if you would inform us via any of the contact methods shown below if you discover any changes or know of any new additions to this information. Thanks a lot for your help!

To obtain information on business incubators across the country, check out the National Business Incubation Association at: http://www.nbia.org

Our 34th Year of service

CONTACT INFORMATION
Principal Contact - James B. Arkebauer
Venture Associates - Denver CO
(303)-758-8710

e-mail to arkebauer@ventureA.com

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