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SunDown Group Partners with The Ohio State University College of Engineering To Help Ohio Manufacturers

SunDown Group has partnered with The Ohio State University College of Engineering's Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME) Manufacturing Extension Program (MEP) to Help Ohio Manufacturers Get the Resources They Need MEP@OSU supports Ohio’s small and medium-sized manufacturers by providing the products, services and assistance that are dedicated to the productivity, growth and global...

Small Business Majority Bringing 11 Ohio Small Business Owners to D.C. to Tackle Issues Facing Entrepreneurs

The Small Business Majority will host in Washtington, D.C. its second annual Small Business Leadership Summit May 8-11, 2016, where it will bring 11 Ohio small business owners to join 150 entrepreneurs from across the country to our nation’s capital to interact with policymakers, members of the media, issue experts and senior members of the...

2015 Angel Capital Association Summit Recap

This year, I made the trek out to San Diego to attend my first Angel Capital Association (ACA) Summit.  Here is a brief recap of some of the main themes of events, workshops, and keynotes I was able to attend.

First some background on ACA and the Angel Investor Class:
The ACA is an industry trade group of individual angel investors, angel funds, and family offices that help promote angel investing through education, best practices, certification, and public policy.  They have been around for about 10 years and are one of the most influential groups around early stage and seed stage investing in startups.

One of the things that angels strive to do is to better their local economy by helping to create sustainable business by providing very early stage investment into companies.  Through their backing of entrepreneurs in starting companies, angels are one of the primary sources for creating new job creation in the country….